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Police Accountability Board Seeks Rochester Residents for South District


Rochester City Council Police Accountability Board (PAB) members.

The Rochester City Council is looking to fill a vacancy on the Police Accountability Board (PAB) for the South District of Rochester.


The vacant seat was previously held by Rev. Matthew Nickoloff, founding priest of the South Wedge Mission who announced his resignation in January 2023.


The vacant PAB seat is for interested Rochester residents residing in the South City Council District. Those interested in serving on this important board should email their resume and a completed questionnaire to council@cityofrochester.gov. Additional information on the position and the questionnaire can be found at https://www.cityofrochester.gov/pab/.

Finalists will be interviewed by City Council and the selected nominee will be appointed via legislation. Potential applicants have two weeks to apply; the application process will close on March 17, 2023.

Under the Rochester City Charter, the PAB is a nine-member Board, where four of the seats are comprised of residents from each one of Rochester’s City Council Districts.


City Council created Rochester’s PAB in 2019 after the concept received overwhelming public support after City Council sent a ballot-initiative to voters during the fall elections. City Council’s objective in creating the PAB was, and remains, to bring greater public accountability to the Rochester Police Department.


This district is generally defined as the South quadrant of Rochester; however, a more specific definition can be seen on the official Rochester City Council District Map.

Emails, completed questionnaires and resumes can also be faxed (585.428.6327); mailed or dropped off at City Council; Rochester City Hall; 30 Church Street – Room 301A; Rochester, New York 14614-1290.


PAB’s mission, set by an overwhelming majority of Rochester’s voters, is to “ensure public accountability and transparency over the powers exercised by sworn officers of the Rochester Police Department.” Our vision, set by the community members who serve on our Board, is to reimagine public safety, according to the PAB website.


For more information, visit rocpab.org.

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