Citizen Awareness Programs


To find out more about any of these programs, contact the Police Department at 248-651-9621.

Children's Internet Safety

For information on Internet safety for children, please visit the website of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Neighborhood Watch

The Rochester Police Department will assist any neighborhoods desiring to organize their own Neighborhood Watch program. Signs can be posted prominently in the neighborhood to help deter crime.

Operation Identification

Residents may borrow an engraving tool to mark their valuables as a deterrent to theft, and to facilitate determination of ownership in case the items are lost or stolen.

Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer (S.M.A.R.T.)

The S.M.A.R.T. is a device that counts vehicles, clocks vehicle speed, and visually notifies the driver of the speed. The data collected by the S.M.A.R.T. is used to determine the 85th percentile speed of traffic. The 85th percentile speed is a nationally recognized measure of what is considered proper speed for the normally careful and competent actions of a reasonable person. It is the speed at or below which the 85% of the observed traffic is moving.