RPD - On the Same Team - Youth Engagement

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The Rochester Police Department (RPD) provides several opportunities to recognize and engage the youth of Rochester, further enhancing positive police and civilian interactions. Young people are our future and they need to know that we are on the same team.  Below are several ways that area youth can either work alongside members of the Police Department or be recognized for their positive actions. 

Do the Right Thing Awards: This program is designed to positively impact area youth by publicly recognizing children and teenagers who distinguish themselves by their behavior and establish themselves as role models for their peers. Click here for more information

Police Explorer Post 655: The Police Explorer Post is an organization established with support of the Boy Scouts of America and closely follows the basic methods and policies of the Boy Scouts. The purpose of the Explorer Post is to offer young men and women, between the ages of 14-20, insight into the field of law enforcement. Click here for more information, or contact Andrae Evans by email.  

Student Intern Program: The RPD works closely with area colleges and actively supports students interested in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Computer Science and other fields related to Law Enforcement and Human Services. To further student interest and assist them in achieving their educational goals, RPD maintains a student intern program. For more information, please contact RPD's Volunteer Coordinator at (585) 428-7496. Although openings are limited, click here for more information and to apply. 

PREP: Police Recruit Education Project. The mission of PREP is to prepare students for a successful career in law enforcement with the Rochester Police Department. It is open to first-year Criminal Justice students enrolled at Monroe Community College. PREP includes education, practical training and experience with the RPD, including participation in a mentorship program, part-time employment and job shadowing. Members of PREP are called cadets and as such, are exposed to a number of law enforcement activities, such as ride-alongs with officers, role play training exercises and community outreach events. A number of cadets have gone on to become police officers with the RPD. PREP is a two-year program. For more information, please contact Officer Christine Wilson at (585) 428-1223.