Police Accountability Board

 City Council Seeks PAB Applications from Interested South District Rochester Residents 

March 3, 2023

The Rochester City Council is looking to fill a recent vacancy on the Police Accountability Board (PAB) for the South District of Rochester.  The vacant PAB seat is for interested Rochester Residents who reside in the South City Council District.  Any resident who is interested in serving on this important board should email their resume and a completed questionnaire to council@cityofrochester.gov.  The questionnaire can be downloaded here

Finalists will be interviewed by City Council and the selected nominee will be appointed via legislation. Potential applicants have two weeks to apply; the application process will close on March 17, 2023.  

In addition to email, completed questionnaires and resumes can also be faxed (585.428.6327); mailed or dropped off at City Council; Rochester City Hall; 30 Church Street – Room 301A; Rochester, New York 14614-1290.

Under the Rochester City Charter, the PAB is a nine-member Board, where four of those seats are comprised of residents from each one of Rochester’s City Council Districts.  The current vacancy is for the South District and anyone interested in filling this vacancy must reside within the South City Council District.  This district is generally defined as the South quadrant of Rochester; however, a more specific definition can be seen on the official Rochester City Council District Map.

City Council created Rochester’s PAB in 2019 after the concept received overwhelming public support on a ballot-initiative during the fall elections.  City Council’s objective in creating the PAB was, and remains, to bring greater public accountability to the Rochester Police Department.   


Please visit the Police Accountability Board's website at ROCPAB.org.