Patrol Division - Rochester Police Department

Rochester Police Department's Patrol Division Commander Rivera

The Patrol Division is commanded by Rochester Police Commander Fabian Rivera and organizationally comes under the Operations Bureau.

The Patrol Division is responsible for providing general police services, including the centralized coordination of vehicle, foot and bicycle patrols and special events. It is also responsible for coordinating and developing crime prevention programs with the City's Neighborhood Service Centers (NSC). The Patrol Division also has primary responsibility for conducting follow-up investigations of all offenses occurring within the Sections, excluding homicides, bank robberies, Special Victims Investigations, certain economic crimes or any offenses in which a coordinated effort or extensive investigation is necessary.

The Patrol Division consists of the following components:
Patrol Sections:  

The City of Rochester is divided into five geographical areas patrol Sections commanded by a Rochester Police Captain. Each Section is divided into multiple Patrol Beats and platoons led by Patrol Lieutenants and Sergeants. The following are the five patrol Sections within the City of Rochester: 

         Lake Section (1)          
         Genesee Section (3) 
         Goodman Section (5) 
         Clinton Section (7) 
         Central Section (9)

Special Events

Is responsible for coordinating events with the City of Rochester’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, including the coordination and planning of all police activities at special events occurring within the City of Rochester. This includes assessing logistical requirements and contingency plans, traffic and crowd control plans, identifying potential problems associated with individual events and coordination of all inter-departmental and special operations personnel.