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With all the violence that’s going on in our community Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced a new order that will allow RPD to shut down a business that had any violent events that happened within the last 30 days like shootings and if the business has too many nuisance points. Last Friday the city of Rochester […]

The RCSD  Board of education voted to authorize having Rochester police officers at some of the schools after the spike in violence this school year. This would be for a 30 day interim period and then be evaluated after. RPD will be outside on school grounds during arrival and dismissal times. 4 unions that represent […]

Tuesday RPD released the body cameras that were worn by the police officers involved in a deadly shooting with a robbery suspect that happened at a Family Dollar store. The incident happened on October 6 around 9:30 p.m. The robbery suspect was identified as 24 year old Simran S. Gordon died as a result from […]

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September 7, 2021

The Rochester Police Department will be implementing its new policies regarding the use of force on children and adults. Some of the techniques that are now banned from use by RPD are chokeholds, firing warning shots, and neck restraints. The policy changes come after the death of Daniel Prude and the incident where a 9-year-old […]

US Attorney for for Western, New York Kennedy Jr and RPD police chief Cynthia Harriet-Sullivan will meet Wednesday to talk about the teamwork efforts between federal law enforcement and local law enforcement about the violence in the city of Rochester. US Attorney James Kennedy is also meeting with ATF, DEA, and FBI to finalize a […]

A Rochester City police officer who’s currently out of work due to an injury was arrested and charged with grand larceny after an investigation related to a theft at a Home Depot store in Henrietta. The officer who was identified as Dave Pearson will remain out of work pending the outcome of this criminal case. […]

At 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, RPD responded to a report of a break in at a local business, Nick Tahou Hots, by an unidentified male. Surveillance photos show the unidentified man arriving at the back door of the business on West Main Street on his bike, and can be seen in other photos searching under […]

Rochester Police are asking for help from the community to find the driver of a car. The driver hit someone last month on Lake Ave. and Spencer St. seriously injuring the individual. The incident happened on Sunday, May 16 around 10:45 pm. Police are asking anyone with any information or who may have witnessed the […]

Memorial Day morning, a house caught fire in Rochester. There was extensive damage to the home and it has since been deemed unlivable. The house fire left eight people hospitalized, six of which were children. With that, one 12-year-old child has been pronounced dead. The Rochester police were the first to respond to the scene. […]

Retired police captain and the first African-American to serve on the Rochester Police Force Charles Price has passed away. Charles Price join RPD back in 1947 and became the first black man to serve as a police officer in the city of Rochester. Charles Price work as a detective and Captain for RPD and retired […]

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