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. PRIDE - Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, Excellence

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 Street (Lake and Genesee Sections) 
  • 630 N. Clinton Avenue (Clinton and Goodman Sections) 
  • Sibley Building, 30 N. Clinton Avenue (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 to effectively engage in true community policing activities.
In March 2017 the Patrol Division Reorganization evaluation was formally released:
  • The five-Section patrol model is working successfully and analysis used to determine Section and car-beat boundaries proved accurate.
  • Overtime hours driven by personnel shortages and response times declined, as did citizen requests to speak with a responding officer's supervisor.
  • Work loads among most car beats  is more evenly distributed and a majority of calls for service are answered by the patrol officer assigned to the beat of the caller's address.
  • Rates of Part 1 Crime declined. Part 1 Crimes are those determined by the FBI to be most serious. 
The 2017 evaluation provided confidence that the Section boundaries and car beats were correctly established and as a result, the RPD could start making capital investments to identify sites for offices in each Section. 
Proposed Section Office Locations: 

To date, locations have been proposed as sites for the Lake Section Office, at the corner of Lake Avenue and West Ridge Road, and the Goodman Section Office, on East Main Street. A search for the future location of the Genesee Section Office is continuing. The Central Section Office, at 30 N. Clinton Avenue, and the Clinton Section Office, at 630 N. Clinton Avenue, will remain at their present locations. 

Goodman Section: View the January 23, 2020, RPD Goodman Section Office, Neighborhood Service Center and East Main Street Reconstruction Initiatives Here. 

View the PowerPoint presentation from August 13, 2018, for the Lake Section Office location proposal Here. 

View the PowerPoint presentation from October 3, 2018, on the Goodman Section Office location proposal Here .