- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Police in Rockford are trying a new way to stop crime.

The Rockford Register Star reports (https://bit.ly/1e7l5fX) that ten officers on Sunday staffed the first Pilot Police District, or geographic policing effort.

The program encourages officers to go beyond standard patrol work and focus on solving neighborhood crime problems as part of a team assigned to specific areas.

Assistant Deputy Chief Doug Pann is commander of the pilot district. He says if it works crime numbers will begin to fall.

The long-term goal is to divide Rockford into three police districts, each with its own police station and commander.


Information from: Rockford Register Star, https://www.rrstar.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide