Duties and Responsibilities

The primary law enforcement responsibilities of the Police Bureau are the road patrol and criminal investigations. The bureau also provides support functions and specialized police activities in other areas including the county parks, at the Greater Rochester International Airport, and on area waterways.

The Criminal Investigations Section’s Major Crimes Unit directs a wide variety of cases throughout the year. These include major crimes such as murders. Some of our other specialized units include:

  • Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T)
  • Hazardous Devices Squad (HDS)
  • Strategic Traffic Accident Reduction (S.T.A.R.) Unit
  • SCUBA Team
  • Marine Patrol
  • Mounted Patrol
  • Canine Unit
  • Motorcycle Unit
  • Snowmobile Unit

Other Functions

Staff Services provide support services to all of the Monroe County
Sheriff’s Office bureaus. These functions include:

Records Unit

Processes central records, traffic violations, criminal records, fingerprinting, and gun permits.

Property Management Office

Stores all crime evidence, lost property, and surrendered weapons.

Planning & Research

Researches funding, applies for grants, and administers health and safety programs.

Fleet Maintenance

Manages all vehicles, vessels, and other specialized equipment.

Recruitment Unit

Processes candidates and coordinates background information for all employees.

Training Unit

Provides in-service, specialized, special unit, and academy training.

Inspectional Services Unit

Inspectional Services Unit

Quartermaster Unit

Quartermaster Unit