Rochester Police Department on Twitter

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*** Please DO NOT Report Criminal Activity via TWITTER ***

The Rochester Police Department (RPD) Twitter account provides information of news, events, online services and major incidents regarding the RPD, City of Rochester and public safety.

RPD Tweets may include information regarding:

  • Operational updates 
  • RPD services to the community
  • Major criminal investigations
  • Appeals for information or assistance from the public
  • Crime prevention strategies
  • Special events in the community
  • Online services from the RPD on the City website 
  • Major traffic incidents or interruptions
  • The nature of policing

Liking and Following:

If you follow the RPD on Twitter, the RPD will not automatically follow you back in an effort to discourage the use of direct messaging. Being followed by the RPD, however, does not imply endorsement of any kind.

Posts/@Replies and Contacting the RPD:

The RPD does not continuously monitor Twitter. If you wish to contact the RPD, please visit  Police Headquarters at the City Public Safety BuildingPolice Neighborhood Sections or RPD Contact Information

The RPD welcomes feedback and ideas from followers, although we are not able to reply individually to the messages and comments received via Twitter.   

Please DO NOT use Twitter to Report Criminal Activity:

Twitter is not intended for crime reporting. If you are the victim or witness to a criminal act, please use traditional means to contact the RPD. This will allow the RPD to investigate all reports efficiently and confidentially.


The RPD will update and monitor its Twitter account when feasible. Twitter may occasionally be unavailable, therefore the RPD accepts no responsibility for downtime of the Twitter account.