Career Pathways to Public Safety Program

Get a Head Start on a Rewarding Career in Public Safety

Are you a current 11th or 12th grade student interested in a career in public safety?

If so, you and your parent/guardian are invited to an information session for the Career Pathways to Public Safety program.

The Career Pathways to Public Safety program is a partnership between the Rochester City School District and the City of Rochester to increase minority representation and local residency in its uniformed divisions while increasing the awareness of career opportunities within the public safety field.

Information Session:
Rochester City School District
131 W. Broad Street on the 3rd Floor in Conference Room 3A/B

*Parent/Guardian: RSVP by TBD to Rhonda Neal at (585) 262-8338 or via email Rhonda.Neal@RCSDK12.ORG.

Students and their parents/guardians will have an opportunity to ask questions to the program coordinator and instructors about the process of becoming viable candidates to local, State and Federal Public Safety Agencies.

Watch our CityWise interview with Program Coordinator Robert Poles and hear from two program graduates on their way to becoming firefighters: 

Four-Year Results from the Program:

Firefighting & Protection Course
• 4 students are full time Rochester Firefighters; Class #1 & 2
• 8 students are currently in the Fire Academy of the Rochester Fire Dept.; Class #3
• 9 students are currently in the Trainee Program of the Rochester Fire Dept.; Class #4

Police and Security Course
• 1 student is a full time Security Guard for the City of Rochester; Class #2
• 5 students are employed by security agencies throughout the City; Class #2 & 3

Emergency Communications Course (911)
• 1 students are currently employed by the 911 Center; Class #2
• 3 students are currently waiting on the 911 Civil Service Examination; class #4

Emergency Medical Technician
• 1 student is employed with Rural Metro; Class #2
• Career Pathways to Public Safety Program