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Sheriff Meyers' Final Days in Charge

Updated: 5:31 PM - After 47 years with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Dick Meyers is stepping down at the end of the week.

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Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputies Test Body Cameras

Posted: 11/17/2014 - The August shooting in Ferguson has spurred police departments around the country to act fast and equip their staff with body cameras and here in Winnebago County, the Sheriff’s Office is following suit.

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Police Strategy Working at Local Housing Complex

Updated: 10/02/2014 - Rockford Police and private security officers are working together to improve one of the most dangerous housing projects in Rockford, and police say that new strategy is working.

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Nearly a Dozen Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested

Posted: 08/13/2014 - A local business owner says he feels safer after being robbed at gunpoint on the city's Northwest Side, thanks to a new approach by Rockford police.

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Belvidere Police Department Adds New K-9

Posted: 08/04/2014 - While a lot of local police departments, including Rockford, are in the process of hiring more officers Belvidere already has a new member of the force.

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OSS: Bank Robberies Declining

Updated: 07/24/2014 - In tonight’s special Operation Safer Streets report, find out why the number of robberies are going way down while the number of arrests are going up.

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Alcohol Monitoring Bracelets New to Boone County

Posted: 07/23/2014 - The results of drinking and driving are something we report too often, whether it's a fatality or jail time. Now the Boone County State's Attorney's office has a new weapon to keep drunk drivers from re-offending.

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Park District Police Uses Segways to Fight Crime

Updated: 07/18/2014 - Bikers, walkers, park goers, and even our kids splashing around at Magic Water are staying safe this summer thanks in part to a pretty cool tool used by the Rockford Park District Police.

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TXT2TIP Program Turns One

Updated: 07/10/2014 - The Text 2 Tip Program was started by the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department on year ago.

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