Do The Right Thing Program

DTRT-Awards-logoThe goal of the Do The Right Thing Awards Program is to foster positive relationships between the Rochester Police Department and other local police agencies with youth from Monroe County. 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” or improved behavior.    

Students in grades K-12 enrolled in any Monroe County school are eligible for nomination.  Anyone over 18 years-of-age can submit a nomination form.  Nominations are accepted throughout the year.

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

An awards committee selects students to receive Do The Right Thing Awards from submitted nominations. Student 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 next Do the Right Thing Ceremony will be held at the Public Safety Building on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:30 am. 

For more information call (585) 428-7863.

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 Click here to view the names of recent and past award recipients. 

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