RPD’s Safe City Nights return for the summer

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(ABC 6 News) – The Rochester Police Department holds the annual Safe City Nights and the tradition kicked off for the summer on Tuesday night.

"There’s definitely a recruitment effort going on out here as well even for the next generation trying to get young kids and youth interested in law enforcement for kind of building out that staffing for future generations," RPD Chief Jim Franklin said.

Chief Franklin said the main purpose of Safe City Nights is to build positive connections between law enforcement and community members because usually community members only interact with police officers in times of crisis.

The next Safe City Nights is on June 28 at Ben Franklin Elementary from 6 to 8 p.m.