Survey - Policing In Rochester

On October 20, 2020, Mayor Lovely Warren and Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan released an online survey to collect residents’ opinions on policing in Rochester and recent reform proposals. Over 2,000 residents, or nearly 1% of Rochester’s population, responded to the survey. The results showed strong support for using independent experts (56%) and outside organizations (52%), including community groups and the Police Accountability Board, to assist City Hall in its efforts to respond to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order that requires municipalities to submit comprehensive reports to reimagine policing in their community by April 1, 2021. See the results and associated comments below.

“I’m grateful to the community for sharing their opinions and thoughts on how we begin the process of reimagining policing in Rochester. This survey was the first step in that process and now I look forward to working with City Council to use this data to move forward.”

—Mayor Lovely A. Warren