Law enforcement officers invite kids to have fun, compete

Triathlon

The eighth annual Rockford Kids Triathlon featuring officers from local law enforcement, swimming, running, biking and food will take place Saturday, July 14 starting at Rockford High School. According to organizer Lt. Kevin Sweeney of the Michigan State Police, the event is geared for youngsters up to age 17 with varying lengths of race in […]

Algoma Township drops D.A.R.E. funding

Ms. Sollner’s 5th grade class, Belmont Elementary, celebrate their graduation from the D.A.R.E. program with Officer Jehnzen.

Program the last in Kent County by BETH ALTENA Rockford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Shibler and Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones can’t understand the reasoning for Algoma Township’s decision to discontinue their $5,000-a-year funding of the D.A.R.E. program, and they aren’t taking it quietly. Plainfield Township is also taking a hard look at their […]

Rockford Police earn highest honor from state organization

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On Tuesday, October 12, the entire Rockford Police Department was recognized by the Michigan Crime Prevention Association (MCPA) as the number one department in Michigan for community policing. It is an honor usually reserved for a department’s community policing officers, and in Rockford, that includes every officer on the force. “It may seem like an […]

Kids ages 17, under invited to swim, bike, run with officers

The Rockford Area Kids Triathlon will be held on July 10, at the Rockford High School. All proceeds benefit the local DARE and Explorers Program. Pictured are (left to right), Sgt. Kevin Sweeney of the Michigan State Police, F/Lt. Chris McIntire of the Michigan State Police, Deputy Tonya Walkons of the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, and Jason Bradley of the Rockford City Police Department.

Having a great time with lots of law enforcement officers is just one benefit of signing up for this year’s Triathlon to be held at Rockford High School Saturday, July 10 starting at 9 a.m. Kids who participate—with or without their parents—will enjoy a well deserved sense of accomplishment when they have completed the three-part […]

Program an investment in our children

Officer Dave Jehnzen speaks before the Plainfield Township Board, asking them to continue to fund the student D.A.R.E. program. “D.A.R.E. isn’t about drugs. It is about a complete approach to lifestyle as they go through elementary school, high school and hopefully for the rest of their lives,” Jehnzen said.

“This is an investment in our children.” D.A.R.E. Officer Dave Jehnzen and Rockford’s Chief of Police Dave Jones spoke before the Plainfield Township Board Monday, May 3, asking the township to continue to support D.A.R.E. Jehnzen took time to describe some of the highlights of the program and answer the board’s questions. Plainfield Township has […]