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Rockford Superintendent Talks About Keeping Our Children Safe

Rockford Superintendent Talks About Keeping Our Children Safe

Tonight at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church , Dr. Michael Shibler is speaking beginning at 5:00pm. The topic is  “Keeping Our Children Safe at School." The talk is expected to last until 6:30pm.


Saturday, February 23, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, 7979 Belding Road, Rockford
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Message from Rockford Superintendent Dr. Shibler

Message from Rockford Superintendent Dr. Shibler

From Dr. Michael Shibler, Rockford Public Schools Superintendent

Rockford celebrates National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 7th

Rockford celebrates National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 7th

From Rockford Public Safety:

The celebration will be at Maple and Main Street from 6p-8p. Stop by and get a hot dog, pop, and chips or a snow cone on your way to the Blues on the River.

The Rockford Department of Public Safety will have crime prevention information from the eight neighborhood watch groups. There will be face painting, bicycle registration, bicycle helmet fitting, a distracted driving simulation, information about starting a neighborhood watch, a dunk tank, fire truck tours and much more.

The Rockford Department of Public Safety will be joined by the Kent County Sheriff Department and the Michigan State Police.

For full details, view this message on the web.

Sheriff Services - Comparison of 12 hours versus 16

Sheriff Services - Comparison of 12 hours versus 16

From: http://www.cannontwp.org/

As you know, last year the Township Board unanimously voted to reduce the dedicated Sheriff’s patrol from 16 hours per day to 12.  This was decision was made in collaboration with Sheriff Stelma and Captain Kevin Kelley.  We have received a detailed breakdown of the comparison between the two shifts.  The results are interesting.

Traffic Citations decreased from 1,051 with 16 hours of coverage to 649 hours of coverage for 12 hours of coverage.  We expected a decrease because our focus shifted from writing tickets to patrolling and responding to calls, which we anticipated to increase as I will discuss below.  Additionally, the efforts to deter speeding played a part in this decrease given the deterrence factor of a dedicated car.

Citizen’s Assist decreased from 108 with 16 hours to 101 with 12.  This is a statistically insignificant difference.

Rockford Police warn of business break-ins

Rockford Police warn of business break-ins

The Rockford Police Department is warning residents to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior around city businesses.

A police advisory reports that there were several break-ins Saturday morning.  If you see any suspicious activity around Rockford businesses, call 911 immediately.  You can also contact the Rockford Department of Public Safety's non-emergency number at (616) 866-9557.

You can find more information at www.Nixle.com.

Suspicious Situation near the Village of Cannonsburg

Suspicious Situation near the Village of Cannonsburg

A suspicious subject attempted contact with two 14 year old females on Monday, May 7, 2012, between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM near the Village of Cannonsburg.  

The contacts occurred at separate locations after the girls went their separate ways and while they were walking near Townsend Park; one girl on 6 Mile Road and the other on Ramsdell Avenue.

The suspect is described as a White Male, mid 50s, dark colored hair with gray roots, unshaven for approximately a week, no glasses.  One girl believed he may have a slight southern accent. Unknown clothing.  One girl believed he had brown eyes and a crooked tooth on the side.

The vehicle is described as a dirt-white or silver van.  One girl believed it was a van style; both thought it was larger than a car. One girl said that it had narrow, longer back up lights below the brake lights.

March Crime Prevention Connection

March Crime Prevention Connection

The March edition of the Crime Prevention Connection from the Rockford Police Department is now available.

This month's tips include how to deter car burglars and how to prepare an age appropriate child to stay home alone.

Click on the link below:

http://cpc.crimepreventionoutreach.com/news/4629