Organizationally, the RPD Patrol Division falls under the Operations Bureau.
The Patrol Division is commanded by Commander Timothy List. This Division is responsible for providing general police services, including the centralized coordination of vehicle, foot, and bicycle patrols, special events, and certain special services. It is also responsible for the coordination and development of crime prevention programs (with the Neighborhood Services Center [NSC] Offices) including PAC-TAC; preparation of presentations and speaking at public meetings and in-service training as required. The Patrol Division also has primary responsibility for conducting follow-up investigations for all offenses occurring in the Sections, except homicide, bank robberies, IMPACT investigations, certain economic crimes; or any offense where a coordinated effort or extensive investigation is necessary.
The Patrol Division consists of the following components:
The City of Rochester is divided into five (5) geographical areas called Sections. Each Section is further divided into multiple Patrol Beats within each section. Each section is commanded by a Police Captain, and is divided into platoons that are led by Patrol Supervisors, to include Sergeants and Lieutenants. The following are the five Sections:
Lake Section (1)
Genesee Section (3)
Goodman Section (5)
Clinton Section (7)
Central Section (9)
Neighborhood Services Centers (NSC):
A Lieutenant and other Departmental personnel are assigned to NSCs throughout the City, and work with personnel from other City departments to address quality-of-life concerns.
Is responsible for coordinating with the City of Rochester’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. It is responsible for the coordination and planning of all police activities at cultural and special events, to include: assessing logistical requirements, traffic and crowd control plans, identifying potential problems associated with individual events, contingency plans, as needed, and coordination of all intra and inter department personnel, and special operations personnel, if any.