Our Charter governs the day-to-day actions of our Board Members and staff. You can read the Charter at the “Our Legal Foundation” page. The Charter sets out four core tasks the Board must fulfill. Each these core tasks is fulfilled by a different Division of the Board. These Divisions are described below.
Holds sworn officers of the Rochester Police Department accountable through independent investigations into potential wrongdoing.
Oversight & Policy Division
Oversees the policies, practices, and procedures that constitute Rochester’s policing system and creates proposals to keep Rochesterians safer.
Public Affairs Division
Ensures the community is educated about our public safety system and is engaged in all parts of PAB’s work.
Ensures the Board operates accessibly, functionally, and transparently.
These Divisions are organized under an Executive Office, which provides the leadership and legal support necessary to ensure the success of the Board’s day-to-day work. In turn, the Executive Office reports to the Board itself, which is comprised of nine Rochesterians who serve as unpaid volunteers.