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The Rochester Police Emerald Society have been chosen to be the 2015 TOPS Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade GRAND MARSHALS Congratulations!!

This is the official web page of the Rochester Police Emerald Society in Rochester, NY.

The goals of the RPES are as follows :

Promote a sense of pride in our Gaelic heritage.

Foster camaraderie, brotherhood and fellowship amongst our members from numerous law enforcement agencies across the Rochester area.

To aid law enforcement and Irish charities and organizations.

The first Emerald Society was established in 1953 in New York City. The primary Goal at the time was to inculcate and preserve in its members the heritage of their Gaelic culture. Since that time, numerous Emerald Societies have been established nationwide. Membership within these various Emerald Societies now exceeds 25,000 members.

Members of the Rochester Police Department founded the Rochester Police Emerald Society (RPES) in 2008. The Emerald Society is a social, fraternal, and cultural organization. We are a non-profit multi-agency organization with members from more than 19 federal, state and local agencies from the Rochester metropolitan area.

2015 Emerald(s) of the Year announced

Rick Faro & Bill Herring

1/09/14 Please note our new mailing address
PO Box 15596 Rochester, NY 14615

Fir Na Dli * Men of Law

Donation efforts by the Rochester Police Emerald Society on behalf of Officer Pierson at the Rochester Irish Festival can be viewed HERE

The Rochester Police Emerald Society mourns the death of RPD Officer Daryl R. Pierson who lost his life in the line of duty on September 3, 2014


Upcoming Meetings 2015

May 18

June 15

Meetings held the third Monday of the month - 7:00 pm


Sign the petition!

Let's help get Colonel Patrick H. O'Rorke the posthumous Medal of Honor.

Click HERE to learn more and sign the petition.

============== The RPES mourns the loss of retired Monroe County Sheriff Andy Maloni and thanks him for leading that department for 21 years.


Police Unity Tour


2015 Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 14, 2015


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