The Rockford Police department has a new deputy chief and it hosted an open house last night to introduce him to the community.
Andre Brass is the deputy chief at District One's station in the 1000 block of West State Street. Deputy Chief Brass says he wants people in the area to know that he's there for them and that they can be comfortable coming to him with problems they may have.
"You want to make them feel better for having known you, or in a brief moment you have contact with them that you've made whatever situation they're in a crime, a victim of a crime, a bad accident whatever it was they were involved in that you've somehow made them whole."
Said District One Deputy Chief of Police, Andre Brass.
Dozens of people came out to meet RPD's newest Deputy Chief last night.