Resident officers in Elgin & Rockford

This article reports that Rockford is adopting a resident officer program pioneered a couple of decades ago in Elgin, another Illinois city. The program gives officers rent-free homes in at-risk neighborhoods in return for a 2-5 year commitment. In Elgin, the chief and several commanders are alums of the program — one says “It’s a position that really builds great police officers.”



One Response to “Resident officers in Elgin & Rockford”

  1. Gunther Says:

    Great article. It would be nice to put more officers in those neighborhoods then they could get the feeling how hard it is for poor people to keep a roof over their heads and paying their bill.

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