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Union Raises Concerns Over Implementation of Reorganization Plan

Rochester, N.Y. – The Rochester Police Locust Club, which represents all rank-and-file members of the Rochester Police Department, continues to be firmly in favor of the proposed reorganization to the five-division model, replacing the current two-division model. However, the union strongly believes that the manner in which the city is choosing to implement the plan is misguided and will make it ineffective.

“We took the lead in advocating for this five-division model, but the city's failure to establish separate physical locations in each of the five sections means that this will be a reorganization in name only,” said Locust Club president Michael Mazzeo. “Nothing will be accomplished because nothing will have really changed. Most importantly, the people in the individual neighborhoods and the community will not see any real improvements or benefits.”

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Officer Daryl Pierson

Joint Media Release By The Rochester Police Department, Office of the Chief And The Rochester Police Locust Club, Inc. (9/5/14)

Daryl PiersonAll members of the Rochester Police Department (RPD) are extremely grateful for the outpouring of compassion and support we have received following the tragic murder of RPD Officer Daryl Pierson. Officer Pierson leaves behind a wife, a 4-year-old son, and a 3-month-old daughter. We have received inquiries from many persons on how to send cards, letters, and expressions of sympathy and support. In order to ease the burden on Officer Pierson’s family during this trying time, we are requesting that cards and letters be sent to the following address:

The Family of Officer Daryl Pierson
c/o The Rochester Police Locust Club, Inc.
1425 Lexington Avenue
Rochester, New York 14606

We have also received numerous inquiries from people who would like to make donations to Officer Pierson’s family. In order to ensure that any donations are expeditiously received by Officer Pierson’s family, RPD and the Locust Club recommend the following:

  • Donations may be made payable to the Daryl Pierson Memorial Fund and mailed to the Rochester Police Locust Club, 1425 Lexington Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606
  • Donations may be made at any Citizens Bank/branch in memory of Daryl Pierson.

Arrangements have been made through the Locust Club to ensure that donations to these funds will be expeditiously received by Officer Pierson’s family.

At this time, neither the Rochester Police Department nor the Locust Club has any affiliation with any other fund-raisers or fundraising mechanisms on behalf of Officer Pierson’s family.

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2015 – 2016 SCHOLARSHIP

The Rochester Police Locust Club is proud to announce their 3rd annual college scholarships to be awarded to four applicants in the amount of $1,500 each. Each award will be used for tuition and/or college-related expenses ($750 per semester) for an incoming freshman student attending a two-year community college and/or a four-year college or university. The Rochester Police Locust Club Scholarship Committee will pay the award for each semester directly to the scholarship winner for tuition or college-related expenses.

One or more scholarships will be awarded to 2015 graduating seniors who are City of Rochester residents and currently attending a Rochester City School District high school. One or more scholarships will be awarded to a son or daughter of a member in good standing of the Rochester Police Locust Club. The applicants must be a 2015 graduating senior who attends a City of Rochester high school and/or suburban high school.

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