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Rochester Police Department Expansion (More Space and Staff)

The needs of the Rochester Police Department are growing while the department itself is faced with increasing response times and staffing challenges, said Police Chief Roger Peterson. To meet these challenges, one thing is certain — the department will need to grow, either in its current space or in new space, he said. Today at the Rochester City Council meeting, he'll present options for future expansion in the downtown area and for a new precinct station in northeast Rochester.

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Contact: Chief Roger Peterson ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Rochester Police Department

Known/Likely Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; Rochester Police Department

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