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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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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 four 2015-2016 Locust Club scholarship winners were announced at the Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Several applications were submitted for review by the Scholarship Committee before the four applicants were selected. Each recipient will receive $1,500 each ($750 per semester). 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.

The four scholarship winners are:

  1. Shannon Coriddi will be attending Lycoming College majoring in Astrophysics
  2. Christopher Carlson will be attending the College at Brockport majoring in Biology
  3. Sheilah Kirui will be attending the University of Rochester and plans to major in Neuroscience/Biomedical Engineering
  4. Timothy Schuler will be attending the University of Rochester majoring in Civil or Mechanical Engineering in the Fall

Congratulations to the scholarship winners and thank you to all the students who applied for the scholarship.