About the Program
Our citizens have had enough when it comes to crime. Our police officers are on the front lines doing an outstanding job. Citizens and police, together can make an even greater impact. Police and Citizens Together Against Crime (PAC-TAC), needs your help to make the difference.
Mayor Richards has put a high priority on crime prevention to improve the safety of our neighborhoods and to move toward his goal of Rochester becoming the best mid-sized city in the country.
Increasing safety in neighborhoods is not just a law enforcement role, but also involves concerned citizens who feel empowered to work effectively with the police in crime prevention. That's where you come in.
How You Can Help
As a PAC-TAC Volunteer, you will work with an on-duty patrol officer or crime prevention officer as you walk with a PAC-TAC partner in your neighborhoods' and interact with other citizens and local merchants to help prevent crime.
All volunteer citizens receive extensive training and are issued distinctive clothing, a flashlight and a portable digital radio which has all of the frequencies that patrol officers use. If you spot criminal activity, or are in need of other assistance, you will summon an officer via radio. In addition to foot patrols, some patrol sections have bike patrol PAC-TAC as well. Here is your chance to make a real difference in your neighborhood.
How to Sign Up
Contact your patrol division crime prevention officer or our volunteer coordinator at (585) 428-7496. Click here to obtain an application form. To apply online, click here.