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Winnebago County Sheriff's Office Offering Help to Rockford Police

Posted: 07/16/2013 - The recent uptick in crime in Rockford doesn’t just affect those who live in the Forest City, it has ripple effects across the Stateline. Today we looked into how local police agencies are working together to prevent us from becoming victims of a crime.

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Crime in Rockford: What's Going On?

Updated: 07/15/2013 - A rash of shootings and murders over the past few weeks are keeping Rockford Police very busy and that crime has many of us asking what’s causing the sudden uptick.

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New Ambulances Help with Recent Violence

Updated: 07/15/2013 - The increase in crime is putting a strain on Rockford’s emergency responders and the fire department says they’re grateful for the two new ambulances they just received.

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Beloit to Celebrate 30th National Night Out

Updated: 07/18/2013 - The Beloit Police Department, Beloit Area Crime Stoppers, the Beloit Fire Department, and other City of Beloit officials will once again partner in celebration of the 30th National Night Out.

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Business Crime Prevention Tips

Posted: 06/10/2013 - The National Crime Prevention Council and Boone County Crime Stoppers have issued the following "Business Crime Prevention Tips".

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Politicians Host Crime Summit

Updated: 05/28/2013 - The ongoing perception that Rockford is a dangerous city has gotten the attention of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin. Today, he and congresswoman Cheri Bustos met with various local and federal law enforcement agencies to help come up with a game plan to target some of the area’s worst criminals.

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BEARCAT Rescue Vehicle Unveiled

Updated: 05/09/2013 - There’s a new type of vehicle hitting the streets next week. It’s expected to keep law enforcement officers safe in dangerous situations.

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From the Pulse: Narcotics Hotline

Updated: 04/26/2013 - Police rely on our help to put drug dealers behind bars, so we decided to look into the Rockford Police Department’s narcotics hotline.

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UPDATE: Man Arrested in Craigslist Armed Robbery

Updated: 04/24/2013 - UPDATE -- A man has been arrested and charged with alleged armed robbery after an investigation into a Machesney Park man who was beaten and had his laptop stolen after listing it on Craigslist.

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City and County Police Working Together for Hot Spot Policing

Updated: 03/29/2013 - There are many neighborhoods in the City of Rockford where it’s normal to hear the sound of gunfire. Operation Safer Streets reporter Marissa Sherer tells us how Rockford Police are getting help patrolling neighborhoods with the most crime.

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Parole Call-In Program Launches

Posted: 03/27/2013 - There are around 900 parolees living in the City of Rockford and many will re-offend. To keep parolees out of trouble, the city has launched a prisoner re-entry program that’s shown promise in other cities similar to Rockford.

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Rockford Police Say Panhandling Becoming Problem

Updated: 03/18/2013 - You’ve probably seen this before, someone standing outside a store, asking us for a few dollars. Now Rockford Police say the nuisance is becoming a growing problem.

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