ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- There's a new way for us to track crime in the City of Rockford, right down to our neighborhood.
The Rockford Police Department rolled out its new "Police Blotter" page on the city's website. Officers will use it to report crimes and car crashes that use to be posted on the departments Nixle page.
Rockford Police Lt. Patrick Hoey says the department will still use the Nixle Alert System, but only for community messages and emergencies, like serious car crashes or street closures.
The public and media can go to the website and click on Police Blotter, which is listed on the right hand side at the bottom of the blue box or directly at http://rockfordil.gov/police/police-blotter.aspx.