Operation Safer Streets Headlines

Bomb Technician Added to Winnebago Co. SWAT Team

Updated: 01/28/2016 - Winnebago County's bomb squad responds to about 30 calls every year, that's more than two a month. Now a member of the bomb squad is joining forces with another team.

23 NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Remote Control Spike Strips

Updated: 12/21/2015 - Innocent local lives lost while suspects run police, it's happened several times here in the Stateline and now Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies are some of the first in the nation to try to stop it from happening by using new technology; technology you’d expect to see in a James Bond movie.

Freeport Police Hope to Have Body Cameras by January

Updated: 12/15/2015 - Police brutality cases remain in the spotlight with the recent release of video from an officer-involved shooting in Chicago, to the jury deliberations in Baltimore, Maryland in the Freddie Gray murder trial. Now the Freeport Police Department may be weeks away from getting body cameras.

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