Professional Standards Section - Rochester Police Department

Professional Standards Section (PSS)

The Professional Standards Section is commanded by Lieutenant Jason Barton. The Professional Standards Section (PSS) is responsible for receiving, processing and investigating complaints made against Rochester police officers and non-sworn employees of police action or misconduct in a thorough, yet objective manner. PSS conducts civil claim investigations for the City's Corporation Counsel, the administrative review of fleet vehicle accident investigations and other investigations as directed by the Chief of Police. PRIDE - Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, ExcellenceThe Rochester Police Department (RPD) recognizes the significance of earning and maintaining public trust, while providing courteous and professional police services to the citizens and City of Rochester. PSS maintains the RPD's official disciplinary records with the primary goal of assuring the City and public that police misconduct will not be tolerated, while at the same time providing a review process by which officers unjustly accused can be vindicated. The Long-Term Disability Unit also comes within the overall responsibility of PSS, which monitors the status of disabled personnel due to illness or injury that prevents them from carrying out the regular performance of their duties. 

The PSS Annual Report provides a variable review of statistics and reports regarding complaint allegations, subject resistance/use of force incidents and investigative case findings. It is of the utmost importance that the RPD is transparent to the community in which it protects and "Serves with Pride."

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the RPD's Professional Standards Section at (585) 428-7131.