Rockford Police and Fire to merge departments

Rockford Fire Chief Mike Reus, Rockford City Manager Michael Young, and Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones introduce the new combined Department of Public Safety.

Rockford City Manager Michael Young announced the Rockford Police and Fire departments will merge and become Rockford Department of Public Safety beginning January 1, 2012. Young will act as the Director of Public Safety during the transition with current Police Chief Dave Jones and Mike Reus handling the daily operations of their respective divisions. “We […]

‘Playing in the mud’

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Rockford DPS quick to fix broken pipes The news comes right to the front door at The Rockford Squire newspaper. Bright and early Tuesday, July 5, a wet front parking lot dampened any lingering holiday cheer. Water coming up from under the sidewalk area was addressed by crews from the Rockford Department of Public Services […]