Rockford officers brighten the holidays for kids

SHOPPING WITH HEROES—Someone trademarked Shop With a Cop, so this annual outing needs a new name (Shop With Our Cops?). Rockford Police took youngsters on a special shopping spree at the Rockford Meijer Sunday, December 6. After filling carts with necessities such as socks and mittens, children were able to pick out a toy of their choice.

“Especially with the officers in uniform, the kids can sometimes be a little afraid of their officer,” she said. In addition to helping a family which may be struggling financially this year, building public relations is part of the purpose. “We hope the children remember this positive experience with a police officer,” said police volunteer […]

City Volunteer Police Force in Need a Few More

Ride along with Rockford Police, answer questions from downtown visitors, write out a ticket for someone parking illegally in a handicapped parking space. These are among the duties of Rockford’s volunteer police force and you are welcomed to join up. According to Michigan’s Volunteer of the Year Linda Crone, who is a loyal member of […]