Jan 31, 2014


The City of Rochester was recently named as one of the Top 10 Safest Places in Michigan by Movoto Real Estate.  The list was generated by selecting Michigan cities with populations over 10,000 people and analyzing each with the following criteria – violent crime, property crime and the chance a resident would become a victim of a crime.

Mayor Jeffrey T. Cuthbertson said of the award, "Public safety is absolutely "job one" for every local government in Michigan and it is great news that the City of Rochester is being recognized for its delivery on this critical responsibility.  We are very proud of the great work that the men and women serving in our Police and Fire Departments do to make Rochester one of the safest cities in Michigan and will continue to provide our City Administration and Chiefs the support needed to keep Rochester a safe place."

We have always said that the police department is most effective when it is working in a true partnership with the citizens we serve. Our residents are the eyes and ears that notify the police about suspicious activity in their neighborhoods”, stated Rochester Police Chief Steve Schettenhelm.  “It is also demonstrates that good crime prevention methods work. Keeping doors locked, garage doors closed and valuables out of sight all make a difference. I am very proud of the efforts made by the men and women of the police department who work around the clock to keep Rochester safe.”

“Rochester’s inclusion on the list is recognition that the City considers public safety a core service that is very important to every aspect of the City’s quality of life,” commented Rochester City Manager Jaymes Vettraino.  “Our residents, business owners and visitors can be confident that the City has invested in making sure our community is a safe and desirable place to be.”

For the complete Top 10 Safest Places in Michigan List, visit http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/safest-places-in-michigan/

For more information, contact the City of Rochester at 248/651-9061 or visit www.rochestermi.org.

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