The crowd applauded with congratulations for new Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson. Epperson was sworn in at Monday night’s meeting.
His duties as police Chief officially kicked in after the ceremony. Epperson accepted the position with a yearly salary of $114,000.
Epperson is a 23-year veteran of the police department. He says he is going to offer his very best to the community to make Rockford a better place.