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Message From The President

The Locust Club formed in 1904 and is one of the oldest police unions in the country. From the beginning to the present, the mission of the organization has been dedicated to improving workings conditions, wages and benefits of the professional police officers in the City of Rochester while providing the city with the highest caliber of police officers in the country. Our commitment to our members and the community is our priority.

The challenges of a constantly changing world keep us vigilant in not only protecting our community but also in protecting those who protect. Our motto, "Police Protect People..We Protect the Police", is the cornerstone of our work.

Our long distinguished history is even evident in our organization's name - Locust Club - which refers to the kind of wood that all Rochester police nightsticks were once made from. We represent over 760 active officers, 600 retirees, 200 Honorary members and 300 Associate members.

Our organization takes great pride in its charitable work and contributions that are a testament to the men and women of the Rochester Police Locust Club.

As a union organization, our commitment is to promote justice and end inequality. Our commitment to our brother and sister unions is one of solidarity. Our work and partnership extends to the Monroe County Police Benevolent Association, Upstate NY PBA, the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) and to the Rochester and Genesee Valley Labor Federation.

Michael D. Mazzeo, President