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 the youth of Monroe County. The Do The Right Thing Award program recognizes 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 “turn-around” behavior.    

All students in grades K-12 that are 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. 

From the nominations received, a committee selects students to receive the Do The Right Thing award. Students 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 have the opportunity to receive a college scholarship. 

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