Office of the Chief of Police - Rochester Police Department

Office of the Chief of Police - Rochester Police Department   PRIDE - Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, Excellence


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The Rochester Police Department (RPD) is commanded by City of Rochester Interim Police Chief David M. Smith and appointed staff, including the  Deputy Chief of Administration, Deputy Chief of Operations, Chief of Staff and Professional Standards Section. The Office of the Chief of Police is responsible for managing the entire Department and overseeing internal investigations and initiatives regarding police-community relations. It is of the utmost importance for the RPD to remain transparent to the community for which we are sworn to protect and serve.

On November 2, 2020, Chief Herriott-Sullivan released her 90 Day Fact-Finding Plan to assess the current operational and administrative status of the RPD and determine where enhancements or modifications may be needed.

MissionTo Reduce Crime, to Protect and Serve the Citizens of Rochester, to Uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New York. 

"Serving with PRIDE" - Serving with Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, Excellence

For General Inquiries or Non-Emergencies, contact the RPD at (585) 428-6720 or email: RPD.Chief@CityofRochester.gov