Police Accountability Board

Under the Rochester City Charter, the PAB is a nine-member Board, four of whom are residents from each one of Rochester’s City Council Districts.  The current vacancy is for the East District and anyone interested in filling this vacancy must reside within that City Council District.  This district is generally defined as the East 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 after City Council sent a ballot-initiative to voters 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.  You can learn more about the PAB at ROCPAB.org.