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Crime Rates Dropping in Belvidere

Posted: 03/10/2014 - Belvidere could be considered a safer place to live. The city’s police chief says overall Crime has dropped over the last seven years. Officers credit the safety to reducing gang activity and the help of city residents.

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Local Violent Crimes Task Force Makes More Arrests

Posted: 02/24/2014 - WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WIFR) -- Several gang members have been arrested by the Winnebago County Violent Crimes Task Force. More than 20 people were picked up for dozens of gun and drug charges within the organization's first six months.

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Police Considering New Geopolicing Site

Posted: 02/10/2014 - Rockford’s former abortion clinic could soon house a section of the city’s police department. Right now, officers are eying the building as a new location for a geopolicing station.

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Chief Puckett's Final Week

Updated: 01/30/2014 - Investigating is something that Love Park Police Chief Jim Puckett has been doing for the past 36 years, but that run will be coming to an end this week.

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OSS: Loves Park K9 Unit on Patrol

Updated: 01/16/2014 - The Loves Park Police Department has a secret weapon when it comes to sniffing out crime in the Stateline.

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Crime Down for Winnebago County in 2013

Updated: 01/10/2014 - It doesn’t matter where we live, whether it’s the city of Rockford or somewhere else in Winnebago County, law enforcement officers say we’re safer today than we were last year.

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New Violent Crime Task Force in Rockford

Posted: 12/19/2013 - Some of the most dangerous people in the Rockford area are now being tracked down by some of the best law enforcement officials from all over the Stateline.

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Belvidere Gang Unit Increasing Presence

Updated: 12/02/2013 - The Stateline’s Integrity Task Force is investigating an officer involved shooting after police tell us a Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy shot one of four murder suspects Saturday.

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Rockford Police: Kids Carrying Airsoft Guns

Updated: 10/25/2013 - Life on Rockford’s streets can be hard and it’s forcing some kids to carry fake guns on them to feel safe. But fake or not, these guns can still land them in trouble or even dead.

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Rockford Police Warning Public of Distraction Burglaries

Updated: 10/21/2013 - Police say that on the afternoon of Saturday, October 19th a Rockford woman became the victim of a "Distraction or Ruse Burglary" in the 4300 block of Sovereign Blvd on the City's southeast side.

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Local Business Owners Work Towards Fighting Crime

Updated: 09/20/2013 - A group of business owners on Rockford’s west side are starting to see more positive results after they formed the west end business association to help fight crime more than a year ago.

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