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Office of Professional Standards

The Rockford Police Department Office of Professional Standards (OPS) is under the command of Deputy Chief Kurt Whisenand, [email protected], and consists of Internal Affairs, and Administrative Review Process. The Office of Professional Standards may be contacted Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 779-500-6606. After business hours, please leave a phone message at 779-500-6606 or email the Office of Professional Standards at any time at [email protected]

The Office of Professional Standards evaluates the Department’s policies, procedures and training.  OPS also performs investigations of internal matters through objective and comprehensive investigations into the department or employee misconduct. The OPS safeguards the integrity and professionalism of the Department.

In an effort to increase transparency with the community, the Rockford Police Department has created an open data portal that shows the department’s personnel complaints and outcomes over a 24 month period. While this data was previously available through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process, we wanted to be more transparent to the community that we serve.  Please click the following link for the portal:  https://rpdops-rockfordil.hub.arcgis.com/

How to report your experience with the Rockford Police Department

The Rockford Police Department is dedicated to providing the best possible police service to all citizens. We welcome positive and constructive feedback about your experiences with the Rockford Police Department.   Click here for the link regarding Internal Investigations

Compliments

We invite you to report commendable actions or performance by the Rockford Police Department. Please let us know why their actions deserve recognition so we can be sure to acknowledge them appropriately. Please fill out the form below to submit an online compliment.

Click here for compliment form.

Complaints

All complaints are reviewed and taken very seriously.  THIS FORM SHOULD NOT BE USED TO REPORT A CRIME IN PROGRESS!

The Rockford Police Department deeply respects the privacy of its citizens. We will not release your name or contact information except as necessary to resolve your complaint.  If you wish to file a complaint anonymously, you may leave out your name and contact information from the form below.

Click Here for complaint form.

You may also file a complaint by contacting Rockford Police Internal Affairs – Assistant Deputy Chief, Michael W. Dalke [email protected] or 779-500-6606  or by picking up a complaint form from any of the police district stations in the City of Rockford.

Community Mediation Program

Mediation is a voluntary process where a trained mediator, who is not an employee of the City of Rockford, acts as an impartial third party to facilitate a mutually agreed upon and non‐adversarial meeting between a citizen and an employee of the Rockford Police Department. This process is a tool to resolve disputes with respectful, tolerant negotiation and constructive communication.