Females in Law Enforcement - Rochester Police Department

Females in Law Enforcement - FILE

Females in Law Enforcement (FILE) is an initiative developed by Rochester Police Officer Christine Wilson to encourage more women to apply and become Rochester Police Officers.

The first female Rochester Police Officer, Nellie McElroy, was hired in 1913. Today the RPD has over 850 sworn police officers, 90 of whom are female. The Rochester Police Department (RPD) strives to continue to promote diversity within the Department

FILE is hosting a free, interactive information session called “FILE for a Day" for women who are considering a career in law enforcement, but may have reservations or concerns preventing them from taking the Civil Service Exam for Police Officer. The timing of the event corresponds with the City’s Civil Service Exam for Police Officer, which will be held on September 15, 2018, and is the first step in becoming a police officer. 

FILE for a Day

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Public Safety Training Facility
1190 Scottsville Road 

Female representatives from the RPD will host "FILE for a Day" to provide an overview of all aspects of the job, including the hiring and background process, time in the Police Academy and the many different opportunities within the RPD. Officers, investigators, supervisors and members of RPDs specialized units, such as Training, Major Crimes, Mounted Patrol and K-9 will lead participants in interactive activities throughout the day.

The full schedule is as follows:

Recruitment 8 to 9 a.m.

Backgrounds 9 to 10 a.m.

Police Academy and Patrol 10 to 11 a.m.

Scuba 11 a.m. to noon

Lunch Break Noon to 12:30 p.m. 

Mounted Patrol and K-9 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Major Crimes 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Technicians 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Firearms 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Register for FILE for a Day

FILE for a Day is free and open to women between 19 and 34 years-of-age who have a high school diploma or equivalent certificate, valid NYS driver’s license and U.S. citizenship. Click here to register. Registration must be completed by , as seating is limited.

Call RPD Recruitment at (585) 428-1223 or email a recruiter at recruit@cityofrochester.gov with questions or for more information. For additional information on becoming a Rochester Police Officer, click here.

Come and learn first-hand about what it takes to become a member of the RPD. Have your questions answered by experienced professionals and explore additional opportunities available through a rewarding career in law enforcement.