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Rockford Police Department Headquarters
557 S. New Towne Dr, Rockford, IL 61108-2385
Phone: (779) 500-6555
Fax: (815) 227-0324
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. Rockford Police Department members 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.




Rockford Police Department 72 Hour Dispatch Call Log




Explorers Patch

Rockford Law Enforcement Explorers Post 911


Law enforcement explorers is a career-oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with local law enforcement agencies.


Click here to learn more about the program. 

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.





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   



Sex Offender Search

The Rockford Police Department is pleased to announce the purchase of OffenderWatch, the nation’s leading registered sex offender management and community notification tool. OffenderWatch is utilized by over 1000 law enforcement agencies in 39 states. The citizens of Rockford are now able to view real-time information on all publishable offenders within a specific radius of the address you enter. The best way to stay informed is by using the e-mail alert system. The e-mail alert system will send you an e-mail alert if a new offender registers an address within the specified radius of any address you register. There is no cost for this service and no limit to the number of addresses you can register. Your e-mail address and personal information are kept confidential. Tell neighbor and friends to register their home, school, day care, park, parents or children’s homes. This amazing tool allows the citizens of Rockford and the Police Department to form a partnership to ensure all offenders obey the requirements of the sex offender registration act. Most importantly, this partnership will allow us all to provide the best possible protection for those who need it to the most, our children. For questions concerning our sex offender community awareness program, please contact:  Rockford IL Police Department 420 West State Street Rockford, IL 61101 Telephone: (815) 987-5878 Email:  


Click HERE for OffenderWatch


Rockford Police Department 557 S. New Towne Drive, Rockford, IL 61108-2385
Phone: (779) 500-6555 Fax: (815)227-0324
Emergency: 911 Non-Emergency: (815) 966-2900

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