Police and Citizens Together Against Crime Program (PAC-TAC)


About the Program

Rochester's Police Officers are on the front lines every day doing their best to combat crime and many law-abiding citizens want to do their part to help. Working together, the Rochester Police Department (RPD) and community partners are having a great impact on keeping Rochester safe. Police and Citizens-Together Against Crime (PAC-TAC) needs your help in order to make a difference in our community.

Mayor Lovely Warren and Rochester Police Chief La'Ron D. Singletary have put a high priority on crime prevention to improve the safety of our neighborhoods, moving forward towards the goal of making Rochester the best mid-sized city in America.

Increasing neighborhood safety is not only the role of law enforcement, but also involves concerned citizens to work effectively with the police in crime prevention initiatives.

How You Can Help

As a PAC-TAC Volunteer, you will work with on-duty patrol and Crime Prevention Officers (CPOs) as you walk with PAC-TAC partners in your neighborhood, interacting with other citizens and local merchants along the way in an effort to prevent crime. This is your chance to make a real difference in your neighborhood!

pactacVolunteersAll volunteers receive extensive training and are issued distinctive clothing, along with a portable police radio with frequency channels of Rochester's Patrol Officers. If you notice any criminal activity or are in need of any assistance while on patrol, you have the ability to immediately summons an officer using the police portable radio.

You can view the PAC-TAC Volunteer Brochure in both English and Spanish for additional information about the PAC-TAC program.

How to Sign Up

Contact the local Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) office within the City patrol Section in which you live:

  • City Northwest: Lake Section - 71 Parkway; (585) 428-7620 
  • City Northeast: Clinton Section - 500 Norton Street; (585) 428-7660
  • City Southwest: Central and Genesee Sections - 923 Genesee Street; (585) 428-7630
  • City Southeast: Goodman Section - 320 N. Goodman Street; (585) 428-7640 

You can also apply online to be a PAC-TAC volunteer.