Police Accountability Board

The PAB Needs Your Help!

The Police Accountability Board is asking Rochesterians to comment on an initial set of findings and recommendations made to the City of Rochester's Working Group on Police Reform and Reinvention. To read those findings and recommendations, and learn how to submit comments, click HERE.

Who We Are

The Police Accountability Board is a part of City government dedicated to helping Rochesterians reimagine public safety by "ensur[ing] public accountability and transparency over the powers exercised by sworn officers of the Rochester Police Department." The Board is comprised of nine city residents and currently has one full-time staff member, its Executive Director. This webpage aims to help Rochesterians looking to better understand the work of the Board and its staff. The Board Members are: 

Seat      Name Term
PABA Seat 1 Danielle Tucker      July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
PABA Seat 2 Arlene Brown July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022
PABA Seat 3 Shani Wilson (Chair) July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023
PABA Seat 4 Dr. Celia McIntosh (Vice Chair) July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Council East Dr. Robert Harrison III July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Council Northeast Ida Perez  July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023
Council Northwest Rabbi Drorah Setel  July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022
Council South Rev. Matthew Nickoloff July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022
Mayoral  Rev. Dr. Rickey B. Harvey  July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023
  • View the biographies of the PAB members here.

Job Opportunities

The Police Accountability Board is looking to hire two senior staff members that will play crucial roles in fulfilling the Board's mission of helping Rochesterians fundamentally reimagine public safety. The first position, Chief of Administration, will be responsible for developing and overseeing the Board's internal processes, such as budget management, hiring, public reporting, and complaint intake. The second position, Chief of Education & Community Engagement, will be responsible for developing and overseeing the Board's communications and public engagement work, ensuring the public understands and participates in all of the Board's work. The salary range for each of these positions begins at roughly $70,000, compensation that is accompanied by the City's standard benefits package. The Board is looking to hire a diverse team that is committed to the Board's mission, is excited to work in a government start-up environment, and is looking to help build a fair and healthy work environment. 

Both positions can be applied for by visiting the City's applicant portal at https://www.cityofrochester.gov/jobopportunities/Potential applicants with questions about the positions are encouraged to email Executive Director Conor Dwyer Reynolds at conor.reynolds@cityofrochester.gov

 Police Union Contracts

The Police Accountability Board is tasked with making policing in Rochester transparent. As part of that mission, the Board is releasing the last 15 contracts that have been negotiated between the City and the Locust Club. 

1974 Contract 1976 Contract 1978 Contract 1980 Contract 1982 Contract
1984 Contract 1986 Contract 1988 Contract 1991 Contract 1997 Contract
1999 Contract 2001 Contract 2005 Contract 2008 Contract 2016 Contract

The Board is currently looking to learn as much about the negotiation process as possible. Here's what the Board knows about the present contract situation. In 2018, the Locust Club informed the City of its intent to modify the existing contract, which was set to expire in 2019. The City and the Locust Club met to set ground rules for those negotiations in 2019. Since that meeting, negotiations have been on hold. In negotiations with the Locust Club, the City usually brings to the bargaining table its Manager of Labor Relations as well as representatives from the Law Department, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Rochester Police Department. 

Board Meetings

The Board holds regular meetings on Thursday nights at 6:30 PM ET. These meetings are livestreamed on the Board's YouTube Channel, which can be accessed HERE. The Board will not hold additional meetings in 2020. A schedule for meetings in January 2021 will be released soon.

Date Agenda Minutes  Meeting Type
January 28, 2020 Agenda Minutes  In Person
February 11, 2020 Agenda Minutes  In Person
February 20, 2020 Agenda Minutes  In Person
February 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes  In Person
March 5, 2020 Agenda Minutes  In Person
March 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes  In Person
June 8, 2020      Agenda  Minutes Livestreamed
June 25, 2020      Agenda Minutes Livestreamed
July 16, 2020      Agenda  Minutes Livestreamed
July 30, 2020 Agenda Minutes Livestreamed
August 13, 2020      Agenda Minutes Livestreamed
August 20, 2020 Agenda Minutes Livestreamed
September 3, 2020      Agenda Minutes Livestreamed
October 8, 2020 Agenda Minutes Livestreamed
October 22, 2020 Agenda Minutes Livestreamed
October 29, 2020 Agenda      Minutes Livestreamed
November 4, 2020      Agenda Minutes Livestreamed
November 5, 2020 Agenda  Minutes Livestreamed
November 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes Livestreamed
November 19, 2020 Agenda Minutes Livestreamed
December 3, 2020 Agenda Minutes Livestreamed
December 10, 2020 Agenda      Minutes Livestreamed
December 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes Livestreamed

Quarterly Reports

March 2020 
June 2020