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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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Sex Offender Relocating to Beloit.

Posted: 02/28/2013 - The Beloit Police issued the following statement about 50-year-old Todd Gupton's move to Beloit, Wisconsin.

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Keeping Crime Out of Fairgrounds

Updated: 02/27/2013 - Monday night's deadly shooting at the fairgrounds valley housing complex renewed the push to keep that area safe.

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Curbing Crime Through Hot-Spot Policing

Updated: 02/21/2013 - Crime is inevitable, but the amount of crime within a community can sometimes be controlled. That’s exactly what the Rockford Police Department is trying to do.

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Police Chief Opens Up About Geo-Policing

Posted: 02/05/2013 - Some Rockford aldermen say they refuse to pass a new budget until they have enough information on the police department's new geo-policing plan. On Tuesday, the police chief opened up about the plan to one group of Rockford neighbors.

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Holding Suspected Immigrants in Jail

Posted: 01/31/2013 - A 23 News investigation has revealed Winnebago County has spent nearly $20,000 in the last couple of years, holding suspected illegal immigrants in the Winnebago County Jail, however sometimes they turn out to be U.S. citizens.

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Cameras Wanted with Breathalyzers

Updated: 02/01/2013 - Some drivers are finding loopholes in the first time DUI offender program. The IL Secretary of State’s office now wants drivers’ pictures taken every time they blow.

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Homicide Charges to be Filed in Montana Kidnapping

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito says he expects to file homicide charges Friday against one of two suspects in the kidnapping and murder of an Illinois man.

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Fewer Parolees Arrested in 2012

Posted: 01/21/2013 - Police Chief Chet Epperson has been blaming a lot of Rockford’s crime on repeat criminals, people who are on parole and just can't seem to get out of trouble. However, some jail statistics do not support that theory.

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Burglaries Up 20% in 2012

Posted: 01/09/2013 - Rockford Police met today to discuss how they fared last year when it came to fighting crime.

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2012 Murder Rate Down

Updated: 12/26/2012 - It was just a year ago when Rockford was named the ninth most dangerous city in the country. But this year, the murder rate was cut nearly in half.

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Security Upgrades for Winnebago County Jail

Updated: 12/24/2012 - Winnebago County spent millions building its jail and now it needs to spend almost $200,000 dollars to replace security cameras inside.

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The Rockford Police Department Accepting Applications for Police Officer

Posted: 12/18/2012 - The Rockford Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of police officer to work in partnership with the citizens they serve and to maintain law and order, protect members of the public and their property, prevent crime, and improve the quality of life.

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