The Rochester Police Department (RPD) reorganized its patrol functions from a Two-Division structure to the current Five-Section model beginning on April 20, 2015. The goals of the reorganization are to maintain and exceed current levels of service; increase community policing initiatives; connect officers to smaller; neighborhood based patrol beats; decentralize police services to neighborhoods; utilize an analytical model that allows for flexibility for continual evaluation and adjustment; and maintain long-term financial sustainability.
As part of the reorganization, RPD committed to a formal one-year evaluation of the period from July 20, 2015 through July 19, 2016. The comprehensive evaluation of the reorganization plan will include analysis of the workload model, community engagement, service metrics, and fiscal responsibility.
Focusing attention and devoting resources to manageable geographic areas was done, in part, to foster an environment that established beat integrity for the officers, and promotes additional opportunities for community engagement. The scope and depth of this partnership with the community cannot be measured using only official police metrics.
We need your feedback.
RPD has created a short survey instrument to help us understand the reorganization’s impact on you.
Please click here to take the survey and let us know your thoughts.
The survey instrument will be available through November 30th.