Neighborhood Sections - Rochester Police Department

The Rochester Police Department (RPD) operates under a neighborhood-based, five-section patrol model with police officers in neighborhood beats so that they can engage in true community policing activities. This model gives individual officers smaller areas of responsibility, thus enabling them to spend more time engaging citizens. 

The five sections are organized into 37 individual patrol beats. 

Five Patrol Sections

 The Rochester Police Department Patrol Division consists of five patrol sections: 

Current Patrol Section Office Locations

The RPD Patrol Division currently works out of three Patrol Section Offices located at: 

  • 1099 Jay St. (Lake and Genesee sections) 
  • 630 N. Clinton Ave. (Clinton and Goodman Sections) 
  • Sibley Building at 30 N. Clinton Ave (Central Section) 
RPD Reorganization 

In April 2015 Mayor Lovely A. Warren and former Rochester Police Chief Michael L. Ciminelli officially implemented the Rochester Police Department Reorganization Plan, returning officers to a neighborhood beat structure so they can engage in true community policing activities.

In March 2017 the Patrol Division Reorganization evaluation was formally released:
  • The new five-section patrol model is working successfully and analysis used to determine section and car-beat boundaries was accurate.
  • Overtime hours driven by personnel shortages and response times declined, as did citizen requests to speak to a responding officer’s supervisor.
  • Work load among most of the car beats is evenly distributed and majority of service calls are answered by the patrol officer assigned to the beat of the caller address.
  • Rates of Part 1 crime, those determined by the FBI to be the most serious, declined. 
The 2017 evaluation provided confidence that the Section boundaries and car beats were established correctly and the RPD could start making the capital investments to identify sites and locate offices in each section.

Proposed Section Office Locations

To date, two locations have been identified for possible locations for the Lake and Goodman Sections. Clinton and Central Sections will remain in their current locations. The search for a location for the Genesee Section office remains underway.