Residents and business owners in Rochester are being asked to help "Paint the City Blue" on Saturday in support of police officers and the work they do to keep the Lilac City safe.

According to the event website, people can tie a blue ribbon around a front yard tree or on their mailbox. They can also string some blue lights on their porch or display a yard sign.

There are already some encouraging messages painted on some downtown storefront windows, according to city officials. They were created on Monday by students from Spaulding High School and Rochester Middle School.

"Paint the City Blue" is a collaboration between the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Rochester Rotary Club, Holy Rosary Credit Union, Rochester Elks Lodge #1393, Rochester Main Street, Groen Construction, The Ridge, as well as other sponsors and participants.

According to the Rochester Police Department's website, there are a number of services that help citizens. They include having a community engagement officer, school resource officers, an anonymous crime line and a crisis intervention team.

People can subscribe to the department's newsletter by clicking here.

Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com. 

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