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RPD's Executive Deputy Chief will be leaving

RPD Executive Deputy Chief Andre Anderson.
Max Schulte
RPD Executive Deputy Chief Andre Anderson.

The Rochester Police Department has announced its second-highest ranking official will be leaving.

On Tuesday, Interim Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan announced that Executive Deputy Chief Andre Anderson is leaving effective May 31. She said Anderson has accepted another position which will enable him to be closer to his family.

Anderson joined the RPD last October. The chief said Anderson committed to staying for a minimum of six months, while his family remained out west, in order to support Herriott-Sullivan in her efforts to reform the department.

“Executive Deputy Chief Anderson has been a committed servant leader to the citizens of Rochester and to the staff of the Rochester Police Department. I will miss my friend,” Herriott-Sullivan said.

The chief said that during his time with RPD, Anderson brought his nearly 30 years of community policing experience, including his most recent service as interim police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, to help the department implement several critical initiatives.

RPD is in the process of naming an appointee for the role of Deputy Chief.

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