Rockford Park District
Helping People Enjoy Life!
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Park Police

Park Police

Committed to Your Safety and Security

The Rockford Park District Police coordinate their efforts so that all of you can safely enjoy our parks, facilities and programs.

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 815.966.2900
Community Services: 815.987.8874

Command Staff

Theo Glover  -  Chief of Police

Theo Glover - Chief of Police

Teri Johnson  -  Detective

Teri Johnson - Detective

Leo Roganowicz  -  Event/Patrol Sergeant

Leo RoganowiczEvent/Patrol Sergeant

Lisa Hodges  -  Community Services Officer

Lisa Hodges Community Services Officer

Josh Strand  -  Patrol/K-9 Officer  

Josh StrandPatrol/K-9 Officer 

Kilo  -  K-9

Kilo - K-9

About Us

Mission Statement: The members of the Rockford Park District Police Department will help people enjoy life by deterring crime and maintaining safe parks.

Patrols: The police department patrols all parks and facilities. They utilize several special vehicles in order to increase the effectiveness of their patrol function. In addition to marked police squads, the department deploys ATV's, bicycles, Segways, and snowmobiles to enhance their ability to patrol. Snowmobile patrols take place during the winter months. The police also have a Snowmobile Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.). This team responds to emergencies in 4 counties throughout Northern Illinois.

Events and Facility Security: The police department provides security and police protection for over 500 events a year. We station officers at most major facilities throughout the hours of operation for your protection and safety. This community-oriented policing has proven to be very successful in maintaining the high level of safety and security. Park Police presence keeps problems and trouble from developing rather than responding after something occurs.

Community Services: The police department has a crime prevention program called the "Eagle Eye" Park Watch Program. We also conduct many educational programs; call our Community Services Officer, Lisa Hodges, at 815-987-8874 for more information about safety classes for schools and neighborhood groups and programs.

Educational Programs:

  • Bicycle Safety
  • Snowmobile Safety