We Are the RPD - Respect, Professional, Dedicated


Embracing a philosophy of Policing in the Spirit of Service represents the Rochester Police Department’Spirit-of-Service-logos (RPD's) commitment to consistently providing excellent police services to the entire Rochester community. This commitment requires each employee to strive for excellence while demonstrating courtesy, professionalism and high ethical standards. Every interaction with the community not only is a reflection on each individual employee, but has an impact on the overall reputation of the Rochester Police Department as a whole.  

By supporting this philosophy and positively engaging with our community partners, particularly our younger population, WE in the RPD, who proudly serve the City of Rochester, hope to establish and maintain strong relationships, both now and in the future.

Generation News Video Series

In addition to working diligently day in and day out to keep the streets of Rochester safe, many of our members go above and beyond by contributing their personal time to volunteer at events in order to interact with the community in a variety of positive and noteworthy ways. View these videos produced by Generation News to learn more about the RPD and meet some of the men and women behind the badge. 



Sergeant Michael Ciulla


"....I'm a person first, and a police officer second."

Sergeant Brandon Ince


"I've always felt a connection to people.
I've always wanted to help people."


Officer Nelsy Madrid


"I look forward to it all year, the opportunity
to be out here with the kids."


Officer Jim Laruez

"Each one of us has a passion for doing the job."

Officer Moses Robinson

"I strive to give back to the community
that I've come from. ... I'm your example"

Black Heritage Month Concert

"We want people to feel welcome
coming into the Public Safety Building."