Rochester Police Chief Robert Small to retire

Mar 20, 2024

ROCHESTER — After 26 years with the department, Rochester Police Chief Robert Small will be retiring later this year.

The Rochester Select Board unanimously accepted Small’s retirement letter, dated March 11, at its March 18 meeting. 

His last day will be June 28, according to Town Administrator Glenn Cannon.

Small was sworn in as Rochester’s police chief in 2018, succeeding Paul Magee. 

Originally hired in 1998, Small was promoted to sergeant in 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Western New England College and a law degree from the Southern New England College School of Law.

As of the morning of March 20, Small’s retirement letter was not publicly available. He could not be reached for comment.