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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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Local Neighborhood Fighting Against Crime

Updated: 09/16/2013 - From locking doors to patrolling streets, people who live in the Rolling Green Neighborhood near Alpine and Harrison say they want to send a different message to criminals.

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Burglaries Spike in Rockford

Posted: 09/11/2013 - This recent heat wave has lots of us cranking up the air in our homes, but how we keep cool could make us vulnerable to burglars.

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Officers Conducting Foot Patrols in Broadway Area

Posted: 08/29/2013 - Some Rockford business owners are trying to change their neighborhood’s reputation by relying on the Police Department for help. We typically see squad cars patrolling the Broadway Area, however now, officers have a new approach to fighting crime.

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Senator Kirk Talks Crime in Rockford

Posted: 08/28/2013 - Coming off the heels of one of the deadliest months in Rockford history, a federal lawmaker is stepping in to help end the violence.

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Prostitution Stings Increase in Rockford

Updated: 08/19/2013 - Rockford Police say they’re going undercover to fight prostitution. Broadway is known for its problems with prostitution, but Police Chief Chet Epperson says that won’t be the case much longer. Officers are starting to do undercover stings two to three times a week.

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Parent Protests Alleged Abuse

Posted: 08/16/2013 - It wasn’t your typical scene outside the District 205 Administration Building today, where some parents picked up signs to protest.

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Freeport Police Focus on Preventing Crime

Updated: 07/25/2013 - There still haven’t been any arrests in the two murders this year in Freeport. Police say while they’re still investigating those murders, they’re also working on preventing more.

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Creating Safer Housing in Freeport

Updated: 07/19/2013 - Vacant properties are causing crime and other problems in Freeport. That’s why the city is taking action.

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Text 2 Tip Program Leads to Drug Raid in Rockford

Updated: 07/18/2013 - An anonymous tipster using the app launched by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office helps police get more than 100 pounds of pot off the streets of Rockford.

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Social Media Helps Police Connect With Community

Updated: 07/18/2013 - With just a click of the mouse, local police departments are bridging the communication gap with the community. There’s no question about it, we’re in the age of social media.

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Crackdown on Gangs in Belvidere

Updated: 07/17/2013 - Crime is dropping in Belvidere and local law enforcement says it’s thanks to a tough crackdown on gangs.

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Crime in Rockford: Property Crimes

Updated: 07/16/2013 - Rockford Police are doing more stakeouts after a rash of burglaries in one southeast side neighborhood.

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