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Rochester Police Department - Employment

Join the RPD

The Rochester Police Department is seeking qualified men and women as candidates for Police Officer.

The entry level Police Officer Civil Service examination is held every year in November. Lateral transfers from New York law enforcement agencies are also accepted.RPD officer in car 


Upcoming Exam: Details and Deadlines

  • The next Rochester Police Officer Examination will be held on November 15, 2014.  The application deadline is October 3, 2014.   
  • Sign up for the exam. 
  • Read the exam announcement for details.
  • The Rochester Police Department conducts workshops to help prepare those who have applied to take the written exam. These workshops typically occur the month before the exam is held. Currently there are no workshops scheduled. The dates for the next workshops will be posted here when they become available. 




Learn more about joining the RPD

 For additional information click on the below links: 

If you still have questions after checking the above links, contact a Police Recruiter.   

Volunteer Opportunities

The RPD is also seeking volunteers in many areas. These include:

The Rochester Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

View the EEOP Short Form  



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