Do The Right Thing Program

DTRT-Awards-logoThe goal of the Do The Right Thing program is to foster positive relationships between the Rochester Police Department, as well as other local police agencies, and youth of Monroe County. The Do The Right Thing Awards recognize youth for their positive behavior, accomplishments and good deeds by distinguishing school-age children who strive to make good choices, do well in school, give back to their communities or demonstrate a “turn-around” behavior.    

All students in grades K-12 enrolled in any Monroe County school are eligible for nomination.  Anyone over 18 years old can complete a nomination form.  Nominations are accepted throughout the year.

• Nomination forms can be submitted electronically here
• Or, print the form and when completed, fax to (585) 428-6093. 
• Forms are also available at the Rochester Police Department, as well as any City school or City library.  Completed forms can be faxed to (585) 428-6093. 

An awards committee selects students to receive the Do The Right Thing Award from submitted nominations. Students accomplishments are celebrated at a public ceremony in the atrium of the City Public Safety Building located at 185 Exchange Boulevard.  Typically, five ceremonies are held each year.  Some of these students may also qualify to receive a college scholarship. 

The last Do the Right Thing Ceremony for the 2016-2017 school year was June 8, 2017.
The next ceremony will be held in the Fall of 2017. Please continue to submit nominations throughout summer.

For more information call (585) 428-7863.

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Click here to view recent and past award recipients. 

Click here to see pictures from recent award ceremonies.