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Rockford Police
420 West State Street
Rockford, IL 61101-1288
Phone: (779) 500-6555
Fax: (815) 961-3208
TDD: (815) 987-5495
Emergency: 911
(815) 966-2900

Police Department

The Rockford Police Department is under the command of Chief Daniel O'Shea and has an authorized strength of 290 sworn officers.


The members of the Rockford Police Department are committed to reducing crime and enhancing the quality of life through an active partnership with our community.



INTEGRITY: We are committed to be ethical, honest, and sincere in all relationships.


RESPECT: We serve our citizens and team members in an open, courteous, and respectful manner.


PROFESSIONALISM: We ensure the proper, lawful, and unbiased application of police powers.


SERVICE: We are dedicated, responsive and accountable to each other and the community we serve. Service is exemplified through innovative teamwork aimed at problem-solving, creativity, and community policing initiatives such as district policing.


COURAGE: We recognize the dangers inherent in our profession and are willing to place the safety of others above that of our own. We readily confront all challenges with the mind-set of never giving up.





The Police Department is comprised of three bureaus and the Office of Professional Standards. The three bureaus as well as the Office of Professional Standards are headed by a member of the Command Staff.




 3rd Annual Safety Camp Flyer

2016 Safety Camp Application (Our Saviors Church)

2016 Safety Camp Application (New Zion Church)









September 7 - November 2, 2016

Are you interested in learning more about the Rockford Police Department?


Then the Citizens Police Academy is the course for you!


Seating is limited!


Application deadline date is 8/17/2016


Click HERE to view flyer


Click HERE for an application



Strong Neighborhoods Houses build positive relationships between residents and local police officers, provide necessary human services directly to the residents, and improve the overall quality of life in the neighborhood. Programming includes financial literacy and mental health resources for families and summer activities for youth. 

  • 312 Irving Avenue, Rockford, IL (District 1)
  • 1233 Revell Street, Rockford IL. (District 2)
  • 908 8th Avenue, Rockford IL. (District 2)

Click HERE for more information



Youth Acad


Youth Police Academy


AGE:                 13 – 17 years old

COST:                FREE!        

QUALIFICATIONS:  An interest in learning about law enforcement in the community, an interest in learning how to be an asset to your neighborhood, willingness to learn, a positive attitude, and a desire to have fun! 


DATE:              August 8th – August 12th, 2016 (Monday – Friday)

TIMES:             Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 1200 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesday - 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday – 1200 PM – 3:00 PM (BRING YOUR FAMILY)

LOCATION:    RESA Middle School

                    1800 Ogilby Rd.

                    Rockford, IL 61102

                    Click here for an application




Geographic Policing Initiative


In late 2009, the Rockford Police Department initiated a project to develop the framework for moving the Department from a centralized, functional organization to a decentralized, multiple district structure. It was envisioned that functional areas such as patrol, traffic, investigations, etc. would be integrated under a single command in each district. The approach envisioned taking an area of the City, establish a police station in that area, and provide police-related services in that district with staff operating from that police station. The intent of this scaled approach was to provide a means to experiment, test, and evaluate operating as a decentralized, district policing department.


Click HERE to view more information


 PPD Cover


Click above to view the Rockford Police  Pilot Police District - Recommendations for Implementation



  Unsolved Murders

Click HERE to view the Rockford Police Department Unsolved Murders Webpage


Police Department Crime Statistics and Reports:
(PDFs) Beginning January 1, 2006, the Rockford Police Department implemented a new police report writing and records management system called NetRMS.  NetRMS incorporates NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System) reporting which collects comprehensive data about a crime incident.  NIBRS reporting replaces the traditional Summary UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting) that has been in place in the country since Rockford 1930.

  • Arrest Log (Seven Days)
  • Crime Statistics
  • Alarm Reports
  • Report a Crime or Suspicious Activity:
  • Emergency - 911
  • Non-Emergency:  815-966-2900
  • Report Illegal Drug Activity: 815-987-5034 -  Click HERE for info
  • Crime Stoppers 815-963-7876 / 888-769-STOP (7867)
  • Commendation and Complaint Procedures: Click HERE
Press Releases
ICLEAR - Grant 

 Click HERE for information on Rockford Police Chaplains   


Rockford Police Department 420 West State Street Rockford, IL 61101-1288
Phone: (779) 500-6555 Fax: (815) 961-3208 TDD: (815) 987-5495
Emergency: 911 Non-Emergency: (815) 966-2900

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Special thanks to Jason Rotello and Tamika Jones for contributing images for the City of Rockford website.