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Caruana Wants Revised Chase Policy

Updated: 01/27/2015 - Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana continues to fill out hi8s staff and he hopes on new member to the force can help him revamp the county’s chase policy.

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Full Roll Out of Geographic Policing in Rockford

Updated: 01/18/2015 - Officers in Rockford experience their biggest change in decades, the full roll out of the geographic policing model. It’s meant to create stronger relationships between us and the officers who patrol our neighborhoods.

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Geopolicing Expands This Weekend

Updated: 01/16/2015 - After years of planning, Rockford's Police Department is just days away from switching to a new plan, expected to make the city safer.

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Police Cracking Down on Curfew

Updated: 01/15/2015 - Police Chief Chet Epperson says police will be cracking down on curfew times, and that parents could be the ones getting in trouble.

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Rockford Police Say Violent Crime Dropped in 2014

Posted: 01/14/2015 - Although it may not seem like it with the recent string of murders, Rockford Police say we are safer today than a year ago. Officers say crime dropped in 2014.

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Sheriff Meyers' Final Days in Charge

Updated: 11/26/2014 - 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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