City Council - Police Accountability Board Survey


Rochester City Council is conducting a Citywide Public Outreach Survey to engage with our neighbors and gain a deeper understanding of the community’s perception of the Police Accountability Board (PAB).  Additionally, City Council will be meeting with citizens and community groups throughout this process.  

The PAB was approved in 2019 after Rochester City Council placed a referendum before the people of Rochester.  Voters overwhelmingly approved its creation through that referendum.  The Inaugural PAB Board was appointed on January 21, 2020.  The primary function of the PAB is to ensure public accountability and transparency over the powers exercised by sworn officers of the RPD.  However, since its inception the PAB has faced many internal obstacles which have hindered the agency’s ability to carry out its mission.  

The survey is offered in both digital and print forms, with the intent of seeking input from a diverse cross-section of the community.  Physical copies of the survey are available at City library branches, and some hair salons and barbershops throughout the community.  

The survey is available at this link.  

City Council will draw on this community input for any actionable steps it may take to improve the PAB in the future.