The Rockford Police Department is welcoming local residents to learn more about the department and how they can make the community safer.
The spring Citizen's Police Academy began on Wednesday, March 27 at the Public Safety Building in downtown Rockford. The academy is eight weeks long helps build a cooperative relationship between police and area residents.
Since 2009, the Rockford Police Department has trained over 125 citizens and has 25 active police volunteers.
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