Reminder: Paint the City Blue to show appreciation for Rochester Police

Sep 4, 2023

There is still time to show your appreciation for the Rochester Police Department, as National Thank a Police Officer Day approaches on September 16, 2023.

The volunteer-run nonprofit, Thank a Rochester Cop, would like to remind the community about three locations with supplies available to help “paint the city blue” during the month of September. Residents and businesses can pick up decorations, signs, light bulbs, and light strings from Holy Rosary Credit Union (Brock Street), the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce (South Main Street), and Granite Steak & Grill (Route 11). These supplies are available free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.

In addition to decorating, community members and children are encouraged to show their support for the Rochester Police Department by writing a thank you note to officers. There are multiple designated thank you card stations located throughout the city. In addition to the three supply locations, thank you cards can also be found at: Potter’s House Bakery & Café, the cafeteria at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, the Rochester Public Library, and the Community Center (Wakefield Street side entrance). Members of the Thank a Rochester Cop nonprofit will deliver all thank you cards to the officers on National Thank a Police Officer Day, September 16, 2023.

A special appreciation event for Rochester Police Department staff and their families will be held on September 16, 2023. This year’s event is generously underwritten by Profile Bank. For other major sponsors, and more information, please visit: or Facebook, at:

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