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Join the RPD

The Rochester Police Department is seeking qualified men and women as candidates for Police Officer.

The entry level Police Officer Civil Service examination is held every year in November. RPD officer in car 

RPD Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions

I took the written portion of the Rochester Police Officer Exam on November 15, 2014 and have not been invited to the physical agility exam. What are my options?
At this point we expect that we have a large enough pool of candidates to background with the group we invited to the physical agility. We advise those interested in pursuing a career as a Rochester Police Officer to apply and take the written test again when it is offered (which we expect will be in mid-November 2015). The exam date is usually announced in August. You may apply now if you wish to do so.

What can I do to improve my written test score so that I’m invited to the physical agility?
Read what is listed on the last (expired) Exam Announcement under Scope of the Examination. That is what the exam consists of. There are study materials in libraries, online and at book stores that will help you prepare for what will be on the exam. The RPD will hold written exam workshops. They haven’t been scheduled yet, but you can check back here in September for information on when they’ll be held and how to sign up.

I’ve been invited to the physical agility test, but would like more information on what to expect. 
To view a video of the physical agility exam, click here.
To read the RPD’s physical fitness standards, click here.

I would like to sign up for the next Rochester Police Officer Exam. When will it be held?
We do not have the exact date yet. We expect it to be offered again in mid-November. The exam date is usually announced by the end of August. You may apply now.



Learn more about joining the RPD:

For additional information click on the below links: 

If you still have questions after checking the above links, contact a Police Recruiter.   

Volunteer Opportunities

The RPD is also seeking volunteers in many areas. These include:

The Rochester Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.




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