City’s new deputy chief for community engagement gets sworn in

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The city has sworn in a deputy chief for community engagement.

Keith Stith recently retired as chief of detectives for a district attorney in New Jersey and was tapped by Mayor Evans for his new role as point man in the mayor’s re-imagined community-focused policing strategies.

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The deputy chief will work closely with community groups, clergy, and Neighborhood Watch programs. When Mayor Evans announced that Stith would be taking the job, he noted Stith had an acclaimed record for solving homicide cases, something that takes witness cooperation and earned trust.