Community & Economic Development
Community and Economic Development handles a wide variety of services under various divisions.
Our mission is to account for all municipal resources and to maintain a fiscally sound government organization that adheres to legal requirements and financial management principles, and to apply such resources in a manner which is most beneficial to the citizens of Rockford.
The Mission of the Rockford Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of our community through fire, emergency medical, and life safety services.
Health & Human Services
The Health & Human Services Department is the designated public Community Action Agency for Winnebago and Boone Counties. Community Action Agencies exist to break the cycle of generational poverty and to mitigate the immediate effects of poverty on individuals, families and neighborhoods.
The Human Resources Department is committed to providing the highest level of customer service through the fair treatment of employees, open communication, and personal accountability. The department strives to maintain a high-performing and diverse workforce and fosters a safe and productive work environment while promoting wellness and healthy lifestyle choices for our employees and their families.
The Information Technology Department provides service and support for all information technology assets to City of Rockford staff and provides users with the hardware, software, and technical support needed to function efficiently as a municipality.
Department of Law
The Department of Law acts as legal counsel for the City of Rockford, its elected officials, officers, and employees (in their official capacities), and provides legal advice to the various City Departments and agencies.
The Rockford Police Department is under the command of Chief Carla Redd and has an authorized strength of 302 sworn officers. Rockford Police Department members are committed to reducing crime and enhancing the quality of life through an active partnership with our community.
Our goal in Public Works is to be customer-driven to provide excellent service to benefit the public by maintaining and improving the City ROW infrastructure for the benefit of all who use it. Public Works strives to manage this system with the best quality of service.