Operations Bureau - Rochester Police Department

Operations Bureau - Rochester Police Department  PRIDE - Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, Excellence

The Operations Bureau is commanded by Deputy Chief Thomas Shaw and is responsible for providing direct police services to the public, including the protection of life and property, protection of the constitutional guarantees of all people, reduction of opportunities for the commission of crime, resolution of conflict, identification of criminal offenders and criminal activity, and apprehension of offenders. The Deputy Chief of Operations is responsible for coordinating the response to emergency incidents and any unusual occurrences within the City.

The Operations Bureau consists of the Patrol Division and is responsible for providing general police services throughout the City of Rochester. City Patrol Divisions are comprised of five geographical patrol sections: Lake, Genesee, Goodman, Clinton, Central and also includes the Special Operations Division and Animal Services

The Special Events Section is responsible for assessing logistical requirements, traffic and crowd control plans, identifying potential problems and developing contingency plans as needed in the coordination and direct supervision in the multitude of community events held in Rochester each year. The Police Lieutenant and Officer assigned to Special Events are liaisons to the City of Rochester’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Special Events that coordinates and plans for police assignment at various City events, like the Lilac Festival, Corn Hill Arts Festival, Fringe Festival, Park Avenue Summer Art Fest, Rochester International Jazz Festival, the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, Flower City Challenge, Rochester Marathon and sporting events and concerts at the Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial, Frontier Field and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Manhattan Square.