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After a long-fought legal battle, Cristal Starling of Rochester successfully reclaimed $8,040 that police seized during a 2020 raid on her apartment. No drugs were found in her residence, but the money was seized, and her then-boyfriend was arrested on unrelated charges, from which he was later acquitted. With assistance from the Institute for Justice, […]

Board of Education members approved a measure that would put six uniformed Rochester Police Department officers outside certain schools within the Rochester City School District at arrival and dismissal, once school begins on Sept. 6. It’s a move that district officials said is aimed at providing a more secure environment for students. According to the […]

A convenience store located in downtown Rochester on St Paul street was forced to close by the city of Rochester. Reports say the store was closed because the City and RPD believes it’s a big contributor to the problems in that area next to the RTS bus terminal. 2 men were shot in that same […]

Monday August 7th at 11:59pm is the last day to apply for the next RPD entry civil services exam on September 9th. Applicants must be between 19 and 35 years old at the time of the application. You can email recruit@cityofrochester.gov for more information. Apply herehttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofrochester?keywords=police%20officer

RPD is investigating after 46 vehicles were broken into inside a parking garage. The incident happened at the East End parking garage early Thursday morning. Outside of the East End garage 15 other cars were damaged at Werner Park. Police has no suspects in custody, and this is an ongoing investigation. RPD: Around 45 cars […]

RPD body camera footage from the deadly stampede at the Main Street Armory from March was released last week. Reports say there is hours of footage from the event that night at the Main Street Armory. The video showed RPD officers checking the building for people after the madness calmed down and found some of […]

Rochester police are investigating three smash and grabs within an hour apart. One at a smoke shop on Park Ave, another one at the Montage Music Hall, and the third smash and grab was at a business on Lyell Ave and Whitney Street. I’m starting to think these crimes are calculated when there’s multiple smash […]

The Police Accountability Board (PAB) is launching two investigations into the Rochester Police Departments policies. For the first investigation the PAB is looking into is incident involving a 9 year old girl back in January 29, 2021. She was handcuffed and put into a patrol car and after not listening to commands by officers pepper […]

The Rochester Police Department will be distributing anti-theft devices for Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The devices will be given to city residents with models that were manufactured from 2010 to 2020. This distribution of the anti-theft devices comes as a way to curb stolen vehicles until the car manufacturers create a fix to the software. […]

After shots were fired at a 16-year-old student outside Franklin High School earlier this month. Rochester City Council voted 8-1 to approve police presence outside five city high schools. Five high schools will have police presence during arrival and dismissal times on a permanent basis during the school year. The majority of the City Council approved an […]


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