New Car Crash Procedure

Beginning on Monday, April 16, 2018, drivers who are involved in minor crashes between the hours of 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. will receive new instructions when they call the non-emergency number to report a crash. They will be told to exchange names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance company/policy information, and vehicle registration numbers at the scene of the crash. The involved drivers will be directed to visit the nearest police district station to file a written accident report. The District Stations are located at:

District 1 – 1045 W. State Street

District 2 – 1410 Broadway

District 3 – 557 S. New Towne Drive

Drivers who are involved in crashes outside of those timeframes should continue to call the non-emergency number at 815-966-2900.

If a crash involves an injury, a tow, suspected drug/alcohol use or no license/insurance at any time, drivers should continue to call the Rockford Police Department non-emergency number at 815-966-2900.

For more information, check out the FAQ.