RPD Interim Chief discusses 90-day plan, crime spike

Updated: November 19, 2020 11:25 PM
Created: November 19, 2020 10:30 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester Police Department's Interim Police Chief discussed her 90-day plan Thursday night at a virtual meeting.

She also addressed Rochester's crime spike. 

Interim Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan has eight goals for her first 90 days

They include assessing the needs within the department and in the community, building relationships, as well as reviewing and updating policies.

Chief Herriott-Sullivan says she's taking a hands-on approach. 

"We're in this together," Chief Herriott-Sullivan said. "And we're going to work together and we're going to work at relationships together. it's not just on us, on the police department, but on the community as well."

As for the crime rate, it is up from 2019 and the five-year average.

The department says the spike in violent crime is due to a significant increase in violent assaults. Larcenies, however, are down. 

The department does have plans in place to combat violence long term.

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