Police Accountability Board

For Immediate Release - Tuesday, March 15, 2022

City Council Seeks PAB Applications from Interested Northeast Rochester Residents 


The Rochester City Council is looking to fill a recent vacancy on the Police Accountability Board (PAB) for the Northeast Quadrant of Rochester.  The vacant PAB seat is for interested Rochester Residents who reside in the Northeast City Council District.  Any resident who is interested in serving on this important board should email their resume and a completed questionnaire to council@cityofrochester.gov.  The questionnaire can be found here.    

Potential applicants have until the end of the month to apply; the application process will close on April 1, 2022.  Once the application process closes, finalists will be selected for interview; interviews will be completed; and the new Northeast PAB Member will be appointed no later than May 5, 2022.  

In addition to email, completed questionnaires and resumes can also be faxed (585.428.6327); mailed; or dropped off at City Council; Rochester City Hall; 30 Church Street – Room 301A; Rochester, New York 14614-1290.

Under the Rochester City Charter, the PAB is a nine-member Board, where four of those seats are comprised of residents from each one of Rochester’s City Council Districts.  The current vacancy is for the Northeast District and anyone interested in filling this vacancy must reside within the Northeast City Council District.  This district is generally defined as the Northeast quadrant of Rochester; however, a more specific definition can be seen on the official Rochester City Council District Map here.

City Council created Rochester’s PAB in 2019 after the concept received overwhelming public support on a ballot-initiative during the fall elections.  City Council’s objective in creating the PAB was, and remains, to bring greater public accountability to the Rochester Police Department.  

Please visit the Police Accountability Board's website at ROCPAB.org.