Contact Information

101 4th Street SE
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-6800
Fax: 507-328-6975

Law Enforcement response
provided 24/7 

Lobby hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Dial 911 For Emergencies
Department Contacts 

Crime Stoppers




Public Forum to be Held October 7:

The Rochester Police Policy Oversight Commission will meet for a public forum on Wednesday, October 7, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM, regarding a proposed body camera policy. The forum will be held in the City Council Chambers. There will be an initial explanation and presentation after which, public questions and comment will be accepted.


Mission Statement 

To work with the public to improve the quality of life in the community.


Interested in being a Rochester Police Officer? 

Use this link for more information.


Thinking about hunting in the city limits? Read this first! 

If you are thinking about hunting within the city limits of Rochester you may wish to refer to Rochester City Ordinance 85.13 for more information.  Requests to hunt with firearms in the city limits should be made in writing and directed to police Chief Roger Peterson c/o Sarah Clayton, Administrative Services Manager.  Your request must include your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, a description of the property, written permission of the land owner, address of the land owner, and a diagram of the property.  Questions may be referred to Sarah Clayton.


Online Crime Reporting 

The City of Rochester, Minnesota and the County of Olmsted, Minnesota accept certain crime reports on-line.  If you are the victim or a witness of a crime that occurred within the city of Rochester or Olmsted County, you may submit your initial report online.  Based on the information you report, you may be contacted by an Officer/Deputy or Investigator.

This form should only be used for non-emergency reports.
If you wish to report an emergency or urgent incident please call 9-1-1.


Report Your Traffic Concerns Online 

If you have concerns about specific intersections, roadway segments or general areas of the City, please let us know by filling out our online form.