Keep An Eye On Your Parks
The Rockford Park District Police Department encourages community involvement in helping with safety and security of your park system by participating in the Eagle Eye Park Watch program, an effective tool in fighting crime.
The program is similar to neighborhood watch programs, and is used as a foundation for many other educational programs conducted by the Park Police Department. The Department asks citizens to be alert and report vandalism, safety hazards, littering/dumping, fires, crime, and suspicious activity right away by calling 9-1-1 for emergencies, or 815-966-2900 for non-emergencies.
Rockford Park District is critical to increasing the property values of citizens and businesses in the communities it serves. Research shows that property values can be up to 20% higher if a home is located within 500 feet of a well-maintained park. (Source: Dr. John Crompton, Texas A & M University)
The Community Services Unit of the Rockford Park District Police Department has designed safety classes for schools and neighborhood groups. To schedule a Park Watch presentation for your organization, call the Park District Police at 815- 987-8874.