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

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The Rockford Park District Police Department is led by Chief Theo Glover and is made up of several sergeants, full-time officers, and part-time officers.

Officers are are dispatched by the Rockford 911 Center Department.

Meet Our Officers>>>

eaglewatchEagle Eye Park Watch Program

Rockford Park District police asks residents who live around a neighborhood park to keep an eye on activities and report any suspicious activity.

Be alert and report vandalism, safety hazards, fires, crime, and undesirable activities occurring in your neighborhood parks.

Learn More>>>

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Rockford Park District police enforce rules of common courtesy to be used on all Rockford Park District paths and trails.

These rules are designed for the safety and enjoyment of everyone using the paths and trails.

6 Simple Rules>>>

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 Leombruni, at 815-987-8874 for more information about safety classes for schools and neighborhood groups and programs.
Educational Programs:

  • Snowmobile Safety 
  • Bicycle Safety

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RPD Vision/ Mission

The Rockford Park District is the "best" urban park and recreation system in North America, as judged by those we serve.

Helping people enjoy life!

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