Police Officer

Rochester, NY
Rochester Police Department

$47,537.00 – $83,010.00 Annually

General Description

This is a highly responsible position involving patrol, inspection, investigation and enforcement tasks.  Incumbents have personal responsibility for the enforcement of laws and ordinances, preservation of the peace, protection of lives and property, investigation of criminal offenses and the apprehension of criminals and lawbreakers. Incumbents must exercise sound independent judgment in both emergency and routine situations.  Most work is performed without direct supervision.  Related work is done as required.

Typical Work Activities

  • Patrols assigned area, checking for and investigating suspicious persons, vehicles, sounds, activity,
    property, etc., maintaining communication with the department via radio;
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of department rules, regulations, policies and procedures, of criminal
    activity and of laws and court decisions;
  • Conducts preliminary investigations, intelligence activities, and surveillances, analyzing incidents,
    recruiting informants, exchanging information with other law enforcement officials;
  • Identifies suspects, locating reliable witnesses, organizing line-ups, reviewing records and pictures;
  • Advises crime victims, juveniles and their parents, and other community members regarding crime,
    police, and community programs and resources, emergencies, personal safety and crime prevention;
  • Mediates civil disputes, referring parties to social agencies as appropriate;

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate or holder of a high school equivalency diploma (GED)


  • Possession of a valid driver’s license at the time the background investigation begins
  • Possession of a valid NYS driver’s license at the time of appointment
  • Must be a least 19 years-old and not have reached 35-years-old on or before the date of written test, except as defined in Section 243 (10-a) of the Military Law
  • Must be at least 20 years-old at the time of appointment
  • United States citizenship at the time of appointment
  • Must pass a medical examination that will cover areas such as, but not limited to vision, color vision, hearing and blood pressure and must pass a psychological evaluation