Rockford Police Chief

The Police and Fire Commissioners Board named 28-year veteran Steven Pugh to replace Chief Jeff Neilsen when he retires in a month.

Pugh has worked with operations planning, and developed special units like the canine unit and bike patrol. Pugh's main goals is to fight a proposed ten percent budget cut to the department, lower the city's crime rate, and search for alternative methods of policing

Pugh will be officially sworn in on Jan. 6.

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