Operations Bureau - Rochester Police Department

Deputy Chief Scott PetersOperations Bureau - Rochester Police Department

Commanded by Deputy Chief Scott Peters, the Operations Bureau is responsible for providing direct police services to the public. These services include the protection of life and property, protection of the constitutional guarantees of all people, reduction of opportunities for the commission of crime, resolution of conflict, identification of criminal offenders and criminal activity and apprehension of offenders. The Deputy Chief of Operations is responsible for coordinating the response to emergency incidents and any unusual occurrences in the City.

The Operations Bureau consists of the Patrol Division and is responsible for providing general police services throughout Rochester. City Patrol Divisions are comprised of five geographical patrol sections: Lake, Genesee, Goodman, Clinton, Central; and also includes the Special Operations Division and Animal Services

The Special Events Section is responsible for assessing logistical requirements, traffic and crowd control plans, identifying potential problems and developing contingency plans as needed in the coordination and direct supervision of hundreds of community events held within the City of Rochester each year. The Police Lieutenant and Officer assigned to Special Events are liaisons to the City of Rochester’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Special Events that coordinates and plans for police assignments and coverage at various City events, such as the Lilac, Corn Hill Arts, Fringe, Park Avenue and Rochester International Jazz festivals, Rochester Marathon, and sporting events and concerts at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial, Frontier Field and Marina Auto Stadium.