RPD - Policing in the Spirit of Service

Embracing a philosophy of Policing in the Spirit of Service represents the Rochester Police Department’s commitment to consistently provide excellent policeSpirit-of-Service-logo services to all of the Rochester community. This commitment requires every employee to strive for excellence, while demonstrating courtesy, professionalism and ethics. It is important to acknowledge that every interaction with the community has an impact not only on each individual employee’s reputation, but on the reputation of the entire Rochester Police Department as well. 

Most of the citizens of Rochester and the employees of the Rochester Police Department have a common goal, and that is to make this City the safest mid-size city in America in which to work and raise a family. There is no doubt that we can achieve this goal, but we must work together. There are so many opportunities for the members of this great community to get involved and help achieve this goal. Click on the banners below to see the many programs that are available to interact with the Rochester Police Department.  There are ways that both adults and youth can become involved and make a positive impact on their community.

 We Are The RPD - Respect, Professional, Dedicated  

Click on the below banner for information on programs that adults in the community can be involved with.

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Click on the below banner for information on programs that youth in the community can be involved with.

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For more information on any of our volunteer or student intern programs, please contact the RPD Volunteer Coordinator at (585) 428-7496.

To apply to volunteer with the RPD, either apply online or click here to obtain an application form

To apply for an internship with the RPD, click here for more information.