State recognition just latest in long line of policing progress

A shining moment for Rockford—Rockford police and city officials on hand during the awards ceremony at the annual convention of the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan, held October 10 through 15 in Traverse City, Michigan. The entire Rockford Police Department was recognized as top in the state for the department’s community policing programs. Pictured is officer Jason Bradley, City Manager Michael Young, Officer Dave Robinson, Chief Dave Jones, officers Aaron Sawyer, Ian Graham, Mike Miller and Scott Mazur.

Solving parks/property destruction the result of problem-solving efforts “It was Rockford’s shining night,” Police Chief Dave Jones described the evening ceremonies on Tuesday, October 10, when the entire Rockford Police Department earned the distinction of being the Outstanding Unit of all the members of the Crime Prevention Association of Michgan.   Jones made the bold […]

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 […]

Police department participates in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Rockford Police Department, working with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement partners, will participate in a one-day event intended to collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. On Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a collection site will be set up in the lobby of City Hall […]

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 […]

Police offer new notification system

The Rockford Police Department has launched NIXLE, a community notification system, to provide important information to residents instantly through e-mail and, cell phone text messages. The NIXLE system is currently being used in other cities across the country with great success. Chief Dave Jones feels that bringing NIXLE to Rockford is valuable because it allows […]