Alumni Hall of Fame - La’Ron D. Singletary
La’Ron D. Singletary ’00
Chief of Police, Rochester Police Department
Nominated by: Mia Hodgins, Ebony Miller-Wesley, Tony Perez, Jaime Saunders, and Michael S. Weed
“Treat others as you want to be treated.”
From a young age, La’Ron Singletary was interested in criminal justice and in serving his community. He has served in the Rochester Police Department (RPD) as neighborhood patrol, patrol sergeant and commanding officer of administrative services, aide to the police chief, public information officer, and chief of community affairs. He is now the youngest chief of police ever to lead the RPD.
La’Ron was a part of the 30th anniversary class of United Way’s African American Leadership Development Program, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, a professional course for law enforcement managers nominated because of demonstrated leadership qualities.
A passionate community advocate, La’Ron serves on the boards of Leadership Rochester and the Levine Center to End Hate. He is now a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Latino Advancement in Public Safety Coalition. He is the recipient of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s “40 Under 40” Award.
La’Ron holds an associate degree in criminal justice from MCC, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Keuka College, and master’s degree in public administration from The College at Brockport.