La’Ron Singletary began his career with the Rochester Police Department in 2000 as a patrolman assigned to the Operations Bureau’s Clinton Section. In subsequent years La’Ron served as a Crime Prevention Officer, Public Information Officer, and aide to the Chief of Police while furthering his education and earning a Master’s in Public Administration at The College at Brockport.
La’Ron received the 40 Under 40 award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police which recognizes 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world who demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession. In January of 2018, La’Ron was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police and named Deputy Chief of the Community Affairs Bureau, which plays a critical role in the department’s refocused approach to achieving and sustaining gains against crime by strengthening community relationships and trust. The Bureau partners with community leaders, civic organizations, block associations, and concerned citizens to educate them on police policies and practices, and to develop solutions to challenges that arise within the city’s many diverse communities.