News Release - Community Input Sessions Set for Police Chief Search

City of Rochester

News Release

(Friday, Jan. 28, 2022)—Mayor Malik D. Evans wants to hear from city residents about the qualities and characteristics they would value most in Rochester’s next Police Chief. Over the next two weeks, the City will conduct four virtual community input sessions, with each session dedicated to topics of concern in each quadrant of the city.

Residents can also provide their input on the Chief search in an online survey located at That survey will be available through Feb. 4.

The virtual community input sessions and their corresponding neighborhood quadrant focus will take place at 6 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 2 (Southeast)
  • Friday, Feb. 4 (Northwest)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 8 (Southwest)
  • Thursday, Feb. 10 (Northeast)

Registration is not required and residents are welcome to participate in any of the sessions if they cannot attend the session for the quadrant in which they live. To participate, residents can use the Zoom link at:

Mayor Evans is conducting a nationwide recruitment campaign to fill the RPD Chief position, which is currently being held by interim Chief David Smith. The search is being conducted by Public Sector Search & Consulting, a national search firm focused solely on the recruitment of senior police executives. The City expects to complete the search by the end of April.

For more information, contact Dr. Rose Nichols, the City’s Director of Human Resource Management at (585) 428-7115 or Rose.Nichols@CityofRochester.Gov.



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