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Brooks Selects Former City Police Chief to Serve as Public Safety Director

Brooks Selects Former City Police Chief to Serve as Public Safety Director

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced her appointment of David T. Moore to the position of Monroe County Public Safety Director. Moore is best known locally for his service as Rochester Police Chief under former Mayor Bob Duffy, as well as his tenure as Director of the City’s Office of Public Integrity. His appointment follows the retirement of Steve Bowman, who had served as Monroe County Public Safety Director since 2004.


“With over twenty five years of experience in law enforcement, and experience serving the City of Rochester as Chief of Police and as Public Integrity Director, David Moore is highly qualified and duly prepared to serve Monroe County as Director of Public Safety,” said Brooks. “A proven leader and respected voice in our community, I am proud to entrust David with the responsibility of protecting the safety and security of all Monroe County residents. Our community is in good hands with his extensive knowledge and expertise.


Prior to his appointment, Moore served as the Director of Public Safety for Monroe Community College, where he was responsible for daily operations and ensuring the safety and security of over 19,000 students and faculty members. Moore served as Rochester Police Chief under former Mayor Robert Duffy from 2006 until November of 2010. He was subsequently tapped to become the City’s Director of the Office of Public Integrity/Inspector General, where he provided leadership, coordination, and policy recommendations in order to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse, and to promote efficiency, in the administration of all City programs and operations.


Before relocating to Rochester, Moore served as Police Chief in Laurel, Colorado and Fountain, Colorado. Moore has received numerous accreditations and commendations, including a Purple Heart Award for Excellence in Tactical Operations, a Medal of Valor, and three Commendation Medals for Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.


“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve County Executive Maggie Brooks, our community’s many talented public safety professionals, and the citizens of Monroe County as Director of Public Safety,” said Moore. “I look forward to putting my over twenty five years of law enforcement and management experience to work protecting the safety, security, and general wellbeing of Monroe County’s nearly 750,000 residents.”


Moore is currently a resident of Hilton. He achieved a Master of Arts in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Regis University. Over the course of his career in law enforcement, Moore completed numerous training programs, including the FBI National Executive Institute in 2007, Homicide Investigation at the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, KY, the Colorado Springs Police Academy, the Burlington County New Jersey Police Academy, and the New Jersey State Police Academy.


As Director of Public Safety, Moore will administer all County public safety services with the exception of those provided by the Sheriff, District Attorney, and Public Defender. The position’s responsibilities include budgetary review, grant coordination, technical assistance, planning guidance, training services, and management. Moore will also Chair the Monroe County Criminal Justice Council and Co-Chair the Public Safety Sector Team.


Moore will assume his new position in early June.