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City of Rockford announces law enforcement pilot program

ROCKFORD -- City officials, on Wednesday, announced the launch of a pilot program that will partner police officers with mental health professionals. “This new model will provide law enforcement with appropriate alternatives to arrest,”…

New dates set for Rockford Citizen Police Academy

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department has announced new dates for its Fall 2020 Citizen Police Academy. Sessions will held Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 2 at Rockford Police District 1, 1045 W. State…

Board votes down complaint against Rockford police chief

ROCKFORD - The Rockford Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, on Thursday, voted unaminously that Police Chief Dan O'Shea did not violate the department's anti-discrimination policy earlier this year. The decision was made during a…

Rockford protests turn violent, several people arrested

ROCKFORD – Peaceful, yet boisterous protests became destructive Saturday as more than a thousand demonstrators converged on Rockford Police District 1 headquarters. The events began just before 4 p.m., at Haskell Park, where a crowd of a…