On Friday June 14, 2019, Rochester Police teamed up with staff from the St. Charles School to put on a Field Day event for the student’s there. St. Charles students and staff, as well as RPD Officers and civilian employees, enjoyed various activities throughout the morning before a delicious BBQ, which was donated by the Rochester Police Benevolent Association (RPBA,) cooked by RPD Chaplin Edward Cilley. The event was a great success, filled with fun for all involved.
The St. Charles School provides academic, social, emotional and behavioral services in a therapeutic setting for male and female students in grades K-8. Rochester Police have been involved with various activities, such as morning breakfasts, on a limited basis since 2013, however have become more involved recently through collaborative efforts between school staff and RPD Lt. Jeremy Aucoin. Lt. Aucoin helped organize a winter holiday gingerbread house decorating event there where students teamed up with school staff and RPD employees to build and decorate gingerbread houses for the holiday season. Lt. Aucoin also helped put this most recent field day event together with school staff in effort for the two organizations to stay connected to do something fun and positive with the students there.