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About Safe City Nights

The Rochester Police Department (RPD) is pleased to announce the launch of a new community initiative, Safe City Nights.  This opportunity for community engagement will include six gatherings, one in each ward of the City, during the months of June, July, and August.  Each event will take place from 6-8 p.m. and will include free food and activities. 

A unique aspect of Safe City Nights is each of the six wards in the City will have an event. Community members are encouraged to attend the corresponding event located in their ward. This will provide an opportunity to connect with neighbors and law enforcement teammates who patrol their areas.  The Mayor and members of the Rochester City Council will also be present during the gatherings.

Police Chief Jim Franklin states, “RPD believes that community engagement is critical to the success of protecting and serving the Rochester community.  The Department believes that it is the responsibility of all to be engaged with the community, not just a select few.  This includes the Chief, sworn officers, and civilian staff.  RPD believes that community engagement is strengthened through strong partnerships that are built through trust, collaboration, and respect. ”

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“The Safe City Night events will provide community members an opportunity to come together with their neighbors and celebrate the summer season.  We look forward to each of the six gatherings.  The residents of Rochester are the reason we have such fantastic neighborhoods and a vibrant community,” shared Mayor Kim Norton. 

Safe City Nights Events are being made possible through generous contributions from local businesses and organizations.  These partners include, Canadian Honker, Custom Alarm, Kwik Trip, Mayo Clinic, and Titan Development & Investments.  Additional event participants include Rochester Public School District, Rochester Public Utilities, Public Works, Rochester Fire Department, Parks & Recreation, Pepsi, the Diversity Council, RNeighbors, and Army National Guard.

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Júntese con sus vecinos y el equipo del Departamento de Policía de Rochester para una noche de comida y actividades gratuitas