Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones

First responders honored for resuscitating lifeless baby

December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA TOGETHER THEY SAVED A LIFE—From the sister who found her to the officers and ambulance paramedics who helped her retake her first breath, this group of heroes had a hand bringing 13-month-old Kainani Morris back from death. On a beautiful day in June, a Rockford family’s worst nightmare struck. Twenty-three-year-old Erica Morris went outside to find her [...]

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

December 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

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. Ms. Sollner’s 5th grade class, Belmont Elementary, celebrate [...]

Bike theft solved with social media crime-fighting efforts

October 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

Habitual offender faces 10 years  Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones is happy with his officers’ efforts to use all technology available to them in catching alleged perpetrators of crime. Eighteen-year-old Nicholas Alexander French is probably not. Jones said the theft of a $1,400 bike occurred in the early hours of October 7. A resident reported the disappearance of the [...]

Volunteer police compile calendar as fundraiser

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

LOCAL VIEWS—Jim Herdegen, a Rockford Police Services Unit volunteer, has taken over 30,500 pictures with his Fuji digital camera. A dozen of the best are found in a calendar offered for sale by the Rockford Police. Department. Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones considers the efforts of his Volunteer Police Services Unit a big part of the success of policing in Rockford. [...]

Six youths arrested in overnight thefts

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

Officer tricks suspects with cell phone Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones reports that officers from the department arrested six youths ranging in ages from 15 to 18 years old for their part in twenty thefts from parked vehicles in the Rockford Highlands subdivision early Thursday morning, August 6, 2009. Knowing that the City and surrounding townships had experienced car [...]
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