RPD Increasing Patrols To Curb Recent Violence In Problem Areas

April 5, 2021

Just a quick heads up about the extra RPD patrols in the City of Rochester starting this weekend. If you didn’t already know the Rochester Police Department will be on foot and on bikes in certain city neighborhoods. The areas the RPD will target are the neighborhoods that have higher incidents of crime.

They will also target people that have a history of gun-related violence. RPD Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan said the locations are based upon real-time analytics. This is because of the recent violence that has claimed the lives of 3 people in a 24-hour time frame. The goal is to curb the violence in city neighborhoods.

RPD Chief Herriott-Sullivan also stated the Person In Crisis teams, FACIT, and FIT teams will be available for individuals who need those services.

If you or a loved one is having a tough time or in a moment of mental health crisis call 211 for PIC assistance. If someone is in immediate danger or has a weapon call 911.

Source: 13WHAM.com