Below are several ways that you can help the Rochester Police Department. By getting involved, we can work together in achieve the goal of making Rochester, N.Y. the safest mid-size city in America in which to work and raise a family. As we work together, always remember that we’ve got your back.
MyPD App: Now you can find RPD contact information, commend an officer, submit tips and photos, ask questions, provide feedback, and view the RPD website, all conveniently at your fingertips using your Smart Phone. All features are free to download and use. Click here for more information.
Crime Stoppers Program: If you have information about criminal activity, call Crime Stoppers at (585) 423-9300. You can make a difference, and could earn a cash reward of up to $5,000 if your information leads to an arrest and felony indictment. Click here for more information.
The Drug Hotline: The Drug Hotline was established to solicit information on known and unknown drug locations and dealers in the City of Rochester. The information received is forward to the Narcotics Unit for follow-up investigations. Call 311 or (585) 428-6000 to report drug activity in your neighborhood. Click here for more information.
Police and Citizens Together Against Crime (PAC-TAC): 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. Click here for more information.
Community Volunteer Response Team (CVRT): Responds when a homicide takes place in a residential neighborhood. Volunteers canvass the neighborhood to see if anyone is experiencing stress due to the homicide, and recommend counseling as needed. For more information, click here.
Clergy Response Team (CRT): A group of volunteers that is designed to provide assistance to RPD employees, victims and witnesses at major crime scenes, as well as with major incidents of concern to the community, neighborhood/community meetings, and who may volunteer in high schools with School Resource Officers. Contact the Office of the Chief of Police for more information at (585) 428-7033.
Click here to obtain an application to volunteer with the Rochester Police Department, or apply online.