Rochester Police Department

  • Agency: Rochester Police Department
  • Address: 312 Main Street, Rochester, 46975 IN
  • Chief:
Phone: 574-223-3313
Fax: (574) 223-6509

Rochester Police Department is located at 312 Main Street, Rochester, 46975 IN. The Rochester Police Department phone number is 574-223-3313.

Rochester Police Department News

Recent Events: Bank Robbery Leads to Vehicle Pursuit: On Saturday, March 3, 2018, at approximately 11:49 AM, officers were dispatched to Lake City Bank, 507 E 9th Street, Rochester, for a Robbery that had just occurred. At approximately 11:51 AM officers from the Fulton Police Department and Indiana State Police located the suspects’ vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The suspects refused to pull over, leading officers on a 30 minute vehicle pursuit northeast of Rochester. Officers from the Rochester Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Fulton Police Department, Akron Police Department, and DNR assisted during the pursuit and apprehension of the suspects, as well as during the follow-up investigations. The suspects’ vehicle got stuck while driving through a field off of County Road 375 North, just west of State Road 25, allowing officers to take the suspects into custody without incident. ​Michael P. Miller (36 of Rensselear) was lodged in the Fulton County Jail on the charges of Robbery and Possession of Methamphetamine. Mr. Miller also had an active arrest warrant through Benton County, Indiana, for Burglary. Kristel P. Miller (39 of Rensselear) was lodged in the Fulton County Jail on the charges of Robbery, Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Criminal Recklessness with a Vehicle, and Possession of Methamphetamine. Ms. Miller also had one active arrest warrant through Newton County, Indiana, for Aggravated Battery, and also an active arrest warrant through Jasper County, Indiana, for Failure to Appear for the charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Failure to Identify. It was revealed during the investigation that Michael Miller and Kristel Miller are brother and sister. This case continues to be an ongoing investigation. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Information Only: The Rochester Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer. If you're looking for a chance to make a difference in your community, to be a positive influence on our youth, and have a satisfying career, then we want you. Don't miss this opportunity to work beside men and women with this same goal, who want to keep our community safe! Applications must be picked up at the Rochester Police Department, 312 Main Street, and returned no later than 12:00pm on April 9, 2018. The written and physical agility tests are schedule for Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 9:00am, so please plan accordingly. Some requirements are: - Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and under 36 years of age, or a veteran who has at least 20 years of service in the Armed Forces and not older than 40 years and 6 months - High School Diploma or GED - Pass a written and physical agility test - Pass a background investigation

We’re ready for Christmas here at the police department, and we hope you are as well. The Rochester Police Department would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season! If you are traveling for the holidays, please drive safe and remember to keep some emergency gear with you in your vehicle. Colder temperatures are expected next week so please be prepared. From all of us to all of you...Merry Christmas!!

We would like to thank everyone who came out to "Police in the Park" Saturday night. We had a great time and hope that everyone else did also! We would like to thank Mill Creek Church for providing the food and snacks, as well as the Fulton County Animal Center for having the adoption event. We raised $170 at the dunk tank and all the money will be donated to the Animal Center. Feel free to post some photos of the event in the comments if you have any. We also welcome any suggestions or ideas you may have to make the event even better next year. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Don't forget to come out to the City Park this evening for a fun filled family event. Rochester Fire Department is bringing two fire trucks, there will be a dunk tank, face painters, a balloon artist, and food starting at 7:00 PM. The Fulton County Animal Center will also be having an adoption event. Our K-9 Officers will have a dog demonstration at 8:00. And to wrap up the evening there will be a movie on the men's softball diamond at 9:00PM. Bring all your family and friends and hang out with your Police Department for the evening.

We had another great turn out for our Ladies Handgun Class. It was a little windy but a great day of instruction and range time. We hope everyone learned something and had fun while doing so. Congratulations to Jeri Good for winning the competition at the end of the day. A huge thank you goes out to the officers who helped out with instructing the class. We would also like to thank the ladies for their participation and interest. This was just a familiarization class, and we hope you all continue practicing.

Please remember to be safe and use good judgment!

Ladies Handgun Familiarization Class The Rochester Police Department will be hosting a ladies handgun familiarization class on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Anyone interested in attending must call the Rochester Police Department to have their name placed on the sign-up list, however class size will be limited. Requirements for this class are: - 18 years or older - Bring your own handgun - Bring a minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition - Eye and ear protection - A holster designed to securely attach to the belt on the shooter's dominant hand side - Must have no criminal history - Must sign a liability waiver Please call the Rochester Police Department at 574-223-3313 with your name and a contact number if interested in attending. STUDENTS WHO ARE SELECTED FOR THIS CLASS WILL BE NOTIFIED. Those who are selected will meet at the Rochester Police Department at 12:00 PM for some classroom time, then proceed to the shooting range. Students are asked to dress accordingly. The entire class will last approximately 4 hours.

Just a reminder to anyone interested...applications are due back this Friday, April 14, 2017. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Information Only: The Rochester Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer. If you're looking for a chance to make a difference in your community, to be a positive influence on our youth, and have a satisfying career, then we want you. Don't miss this opportunity to work beside men and women with this same goal, who want to keep our community safe! Applications must be picked up at the Rochester Police Department, 312 Main Street, and returned no later than April 14, 2017. Some requirements are: - Applicants must be at least 21 years of age - High School Diploma or GED - Pass a written and physical agility - Pass a background investigation

We would like to congratulate Officers Ben Wood and Alanie Sroufe on graduating the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Graduation ceremonies took place Thursday, February 16. Both officers will soon be back to work patrolling the streets of Rochester, keeping our community safe.

Information Only: The Rochester Police Department is currently accepting applications for a Police Officer. The deadline for applications to be turned in is November 28, 2016. If you're looking for a chance to make a difference in your community, to be a positive influence on our youth, and have a satisfying career, then we want you. Don't miss this opportunity to work beside men and women with this same goal, who want to keep our community safe! Applications must be picked up at the Rochester Police Department, 312 Main Street. Some requirements are: - Applicants must be at least 21 years of age - High School Diploma or GED - Pass a written and physical agility - Pass a background investigation

Tonight Officer Alanie Sroufe was sworn in by Mayor Denton at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. We would like to congratulate Officer Sroufe and welcome her to our family.

Here are some photos of Cpl Ostrom and Officer Haney competing in the 2016 VLK K-9 Olympics. Photos courtesy of Vohne Liche Kennels.

Tonight Officer Ben Wood was sworn in by Mayor Denton at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. We would like to congratulate Officer Wood and welcome him to our family!

We had a great time Saturday evening at "Police in the Park". Thank you to everyone who came out to join us. A special thank you to Mill Creek Church, Church of the Heartland, and Fotobomberz!

The Rochester Police Department would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support. We have recieved cards, flowers, and even lunch from different groups and businesses within the community showing their support for us. The past few weeks have been difficult within the law enforcement community across the country. While it is certainly not necessary, we do appreciate the show of support. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our condolences to the officers and familes of the fallen officers in Dallas, Texas and Berrien County, Michigan. Our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery are also with the officers who were shot in Tennessee, Georgia, and the St. Louis area. These types of violent attacks are inexcusable. We assure everyone that we are determined to protect and serve our neighbors, and community, to the best of our ability. We must continue to keep an open line of communication with the citizens we serve. And it is imperative that we work together to make a better tomorrow. Chief Rob Wiley said it best, "We must be the stability that our citizens and communities look to in order to calm their fears and uncertainties". From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you all!

Information Only: This is a reminder to anyone interested in becoming a police officer. The Rochester Police Department is still accepting applications for a Police Officer. The deadline for applications to be turned in is July 25. If you're looking for a chance to make a difference in your community, to be a positive influence on our youth, and to have a satisfying career, then we want you. Don't miss this opportunity to work beside men and women with this same goal, who want to keep our community safe! Applications may be picked up at the Rochester Police Department or can be downloaded off of the City's website.

For those of you that have been questioning what the City of Rochester ordinance states regarding consumer fireworks. Please be courteous to your neighbors and have a safe holiday! § 92.07 CONSUMER FIREWORKS. (A) Consumer fire works shall only be used, ignited or discharged on the following days and hours: (1) Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and two hours after sunset on June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2, July 3, July 5, July 6, July 7, July 8 and July 9; (2) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) on July 4; and (3) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on December 31 and 1:00 a.m. on January 1. (B) That consumer fireworks used, ignited or discharged on any other day or hour except as specified in division (A) shall be a violation of this section. (C) A violation of this section may be written- against a person or property owner. (1) Person shall mean an individual, an association, an organization, a limited liability company, or a corporation. (2) Property owner shall mean any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, tenant in partnership, joint tenant, or tenant by the entirety of the whole or part of a building, a structure or land. (D) (1) Any group or individual requesting the use of consumer fireworks on days and hours other than those previously regulated shall obtain permission from the Rochester Common Council at a publicly conducted meeting as required by the Open Door Law. (2) Upon receiving approval from the Common Council, the group or individual shall pay to the Clerk-Treasurer a fee of $25, which shall be deposited into the General Fund. (E) Approval of the Common Council shall designate the specific dates and hours the consumer fireworks may be used. (Ord. 05-2008, passed 6-24-08; Am. Ord. 04-2009, passed 3-10-09) § 92.99 PENALTY. (A) That a violation of § 92.07 shall be subject to a fine in the amount of $50 for the first offense, $100.00 for the second offense, and $300 for the third offense. (B) That fines for the first three offenses as described above shall be paid to the Ordinance Violations Bureau. (C) That a fourth offense or more may be filed within the county court of jurisdiction and subject the offender to the maximum fine allowed by law for an ordinance violation, and court costs. (Ord. 05-2008, passed 6-24-08)

We had another great Ladies Handgun Class today. Wish the weather was a little nicer, but all in all a great day. We hope everyone learned a few things, and had fun while doing so. Thanks to the ladies for all of their effort and participation!