Changes in Command Announced at RPD

Rochester_Police_Department_patchRochester Police Department announced three major changes to its staffing just before the New Year. Now effective, former Captain La’Ron Singletary is Deputy Chief, replacing retiring Wayne Harris. Lieutenant Fabian Rivera is Commander of RPD’s Special Operations Division and Lieutenant Elena Correia is Commander of the Administrative Services Division. All three officers will be part of a promotional ceremony held Tuesday at noon.

“La’Ron Singletary will be an outstanding Deputy Chief of the Rochester Police Department,” said Mayor Lovely Warren. “He grew up here in Rochester and has come up through the ranks of the Rochester Police Department, which means he not only knows our city’s streets, but also the people who live here.”

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Singletary replaces retiring Deputy Chief Wayne Harris who in his last few years there took a formal position to facilitate community relations with police. Singletary has made it clear he plans to continue these efforts and in the New Year Open Mic Rochester has reached out to Singletary to learn more in a formal interview. If Singletary’s name sounds familiar, it’s probably because he’s been pretty vocal on black-blue relations in the past. And just two years ago he was listed in the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s 40 Under 40.

RPD blocks off downtown streets to help BLM protestors navigate the streets in a July protest. Credit: Tianna Mañón

RPD blocks off downtown streets to help BLM protestors navigate the streets in a July protest. Credit: Tianna Mañón

 

The City will officially swear officers into their new positions January 2 at noon at City Hall. Other promotions are below:

. Lieutenant Jason Elwood to Captain;
. Sergeant Nathan Cornell to Lieutenant;
. Sergeant Samuel Lucyshyn to Lieutenant;
. Sergeant Gabriel Person  to Lieutenant;
. Officer Jason Barton to Sergeant;
. Officer Timothy Hall to Sergeant;
. Officer Andrea Rine to Sergeant.

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