geographic policing http://northernpublicradio.org en Rockford Debuts New Policing Strategy http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-debuts-new-policing-strategy <p>Rockford police have started the first phase of <a href="http://www.rockfordil.gov/13616">geographic policing</a>. The Register-Star reports this weekend <a href="http://www.rrstar.com/article/20140119/NEWS/140119387" target="_blank">officers staffed the city's inaugural Pilot Police District. </a>It assigns teams to specific areas of the city.</p><p></p><p>The idea is to divide Rockford into three police districts, each with its own station and commander.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:56:33 +0000 WNIJ 41969 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Debuts New Policing Strategy Rockford Officer to Lead Geographic Policing District http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-officer-lead-geographic-policing-district <p>Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson has named the first Commander of the new Geographic Police Pilot District. Lieutenant Douglas Pann will act as the Commander of the first of three geographic policing districts.&nbsp; He will&nbsp; command District II. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:29:17 +0000 Jenna Dooley 22557 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Officer to Lead Geographic Policing District Rockford Pursues Geographic Policing http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-pursues-geographic-policing <p>Several northern Illinois cities use some form of geographic policing, which focuses on placing officers into defined districts. From <a href="http://www.vil.north-aurora.il.us/police/index.htm">North Aurora</a> to <a href="http://www.roselle.il.us/index.aspx?NID=8">Roselle</a>, different variations of the model are being carried out. In <a href="http://www.rockfordil.gov/police.aspx">Rockford</a>, city leaders want to follow suit by making big changes to the police department’s structure.&nbsp; But not everyone is on board. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:14:40 +0000 Mike Moen 20232 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Pursues Geographic Policing