Rockford Police are looking for ways to connect with their residents.
They’re hosting many block parties this summer, coordinated by the Police Department and United Way.
Lt. Carla Redd is the Supervisor of the Investigative Services of Rockford Police Department. She says this is an idea that has resurfaced.
"We had another program that was very similar to 'Strong Neighborhoods' it was 'Cops on the Block' a few years ago and United Way had some involvement at that point as well, I believe. So they actually contacted us this year and asked if we would be interested in doing a joint effort again.”
Redd says she hopes these events help residents and police see each other as neighbors in the community.
Strong Neighborhood Block Parties
All meetings Thursdays from noon to 2 pm
- July 23: Strong Neighborhoods House, 1233 Revell Ave.
- July 30: Strong Neighborhoods House, 312 Irving Ave.
- August 6: Strong Neighborhoods House, 908 8th Ave.
- August 13: Morgan and Ferguson Streets
- August 20: Blackhawk Courts, 338 15th Ave.