Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today that she has named Deputy Chief Mark Simmons as Interim Rochester Police Chief, effective Sept. 16. He will serve in this role during a national search for a permanent chief. Current Police Chief Michael Ciminelli has accepted a position with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and will resign Sept. 15.
“Mark Simmons was born and raised in Rochester and is a respected member of the Rochester Police Department Command Staff,” said Mayor Warren. “I have great faith in Mark Simmons, and I know he will work to protect and serve the citizens of Rochester and ensure the safety of the Rochester police officers.”
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