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Rochester Police Department



Between January 2012 and October 2015, the Rochester Police Department reported receiving 291 complaints (two-thirds of which were filed by civilians) resulting in a total of 985 allegations. This equates to an average of one complaint per nine officers annually.

Excluding complaints filed in 2015 (of which a large number were still being investigated upon receipt of the data), 11% of allegations were sustained. All of the 97 allegations that were sustained resulted in disciplinary action, the most common of which was issuance of a memorandum.

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Guidelines for Investigating Officer Misconduct
Public Education Materials on the Complaint Process
Blank Public Complaint Form

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