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Please Support Rockton PD Fundraiser!

November 12, 2020

We are raising donations for Brovember to support local awareness and raise funds for men's cancer initiatives in our community.  Chief Dickson has allowed officers to grow a beard for the month of November to support this great cause. Please share this page with friends and family. Thank you for your support!

#rocktonpd

Trick or Treat Hours

October 09, 2020

The Village of Rockton Board of Trustees approved Halloween trick or treating hours at last night's Village Board meeting. The hours will be on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5 pm - 7 pm, and all participants are strongly encouraged to follow the Illinois Department of Public Health's trick or treating guidelines as follows:

Anyone participating in trick-or-treating, including those passing out candy, should maintain 6-feet of social distance and wear proper face coverings.

Consider leaving individually wrapped candy (spaced apart) on a table in driveways or in front of walkways, sidewalks, or any outdoor space where 6-feet of distance can be maintained.

A Halloween costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Ensure that breathing is not impaired if a cloth mask is worn under a costume mask. If so, discard the costume mask.

Trick-or-treat in groups with household members only.

Candy collected during trick-or-treating should not be eaten until after handwashing.

An alternative to traditional trick-or-treating is to set up in a large parking lot or other outdoor setting with tables with individually wrapped candy (spaced apart) where participants with a parent/guardian can parade past while still keeping 6-feet of distance and wearing a face covering. It’s suggested to offer reserved time slots to limit everyone showing up at once.

The IDPH full guidelines regarding Halloween-related activities can be found here: http://dph.illinois.gov/.../illinois-department-public...

Village Burning Ordinance

September 21, 2020

UPDATE:  Please be advised that the Village trustees discussed yard waste burning at their meeting last evening, and the trustees agreed for Mayor Adams to issue an executive order (forthcoming) to not allow yard waste burning this October and November due to the COVID pandemic. Yard waste pick up remains available through Rock River Disposal.

 

For clarification, no one at the Village of Rockton believes yard waste burning spreads the virus. However, with cold weather and winter coming soon and no ease on COVID restrictions on the horizon, residents do need to be able to enjoy the outdoors as long as possible (including residents with respiratory conditions).

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The Village does have in place a burning ordinance, #2002-05, which allows residents to burn in April, October and November. If you choose to burn, you may only do so on days when the smoke will easily dissipate into the atmosphere, and the fire will not be spread by blowing winds.

 

All fires must be attended and only landscape waste such as trees, tree trimmings, branches, stumps, brush, weeds, leaves, grass, shrubbery and yard trimmings may be burned. Burning shall be allowed every day during the hours of 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and fires must be 25 feet from the nearest building structure or combustible fencing. A fire extinguishing source must be immediately available and any fire must be monitored by an adult of at least 18 years of age.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The burning of non-landscape waste within the village limits of Rockton is prohibited.

 

Click on image to go to our online ordinance listing (pdf).  You can also find a copy of the Winnebago County's burning ordinance for non-rockton residents.

2020 JCMS Recipients

July 30, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Jamie Cox Scholarship recipients Amy Jones and Alivia Lamendola!

Officer Jaimie Cox (HCHS Alumnus) was killed in the line of duty on November 5, 2017. Jaimie was a kind, hardworking individual who selflessly dedicated his life to serving others.

The JCMS was established to honor his memory by awarding a $1,000.00 scholarship to two HCHS seniors, interested in pursuing a career in emergency services, that hold a similar work ethic as Jaimie; committed to the service of others.

The Jaimie Cox Memorial Scholarship was established by the Rockton Police Association (R.P.A.) and Caitlin Cox & Family.

#jaimiecoxmemorial #rocktonpolice

Lateral Entry Certified Police Officer - Apply Today!

July 27, 2020

Online applications being accepted now until 9/1/20.  Apply Today! 

 

DIRECT LINK FOR APPLICATION

Police Week May 10th - 16th, 2020

May 10, 2020

LET THEM NOT BE FORGOTTEN

Stay Home - Save Lives

March 21, 2020

GET THE FACTS HERE!  

www.coronavirus.illinois.gov

Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2019

Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!

Rockton Officers & Brovember

November 01, 2019

Rockton officers will participate in the "Brovember" fundraiser to raise awareness for prostate health. Officers will be allowed to grow a beard for the month of November.

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

Officers Brostrom and Harter Sworn in.

September 03, 2019

Meet our two newest officers: Larry Brostrom (L) and Austin Harter(r) . They were sworn in last night and will leave for 14 weeks of academy training later this month. Both men are Hononegah High School Alumni. Welcome aboard!

Scott's Law

March 29, 2019

Known as The "Move Over" Law, Scott's Law applies to drivers approaching any police or other  emergency vehicle stopped along the roadway.

Drivers are ordered to follow three rules:

-Change lanes if possible
-Reduce your speed
-Proceed with caution

This law applies when driving near all vehicles that display flashing emergency lights. This includes police, fire, EMS, tow trucks and road maintenance vehicles, in addition to other vehicles on the shoulder with their hazard lights activated.

A person in violation of Scott's Law commits an offense punishable by a fine up to $10,000. Other penalties include a revoked license for:


-90 days to one year if the violation results in damage of property
-180 days to two years if the violation results in an injury
-Two years if the violation results in the death of another person

Scott's Law took effect in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2017 was named after Lieutenant Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department.

To learn more about Scott's Law, click here​

Now Accepting Applications

February 21, 2019

Entry-Level Police Officer Hiring Process

 

The Village of Rockton, Illinois Board of Police and Fire Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Rockton Police Department. 

CLICK HERE FOR INFO!

JCMS Check Presentation

February 13, 2019

Caitlin and Adam Cox presented a check for $15,000.00 to Rockton Police Association members for the Jaimie Cox Memorial Scholarship.  The donation was raised through the 2018 Jaimie Cox Memorial 5K.  The RPA facilitates the Scholarship that was established last year.  The two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to selected HCHS graduates that are pursuing a career in emergency services and meet Jaimie’s work ethic and need to serve others.  Application deadline for HCHS students is March 22nd, 2019.  See the RPA website link for more information. 

https://www.rocktonpolice.org/rpa

https://www.facebook.com/events/2226495547621000/

#run4jjac #jaimiecoxmemorialrun #rocktonpd

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2018

Each year, nearly 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes. The risk of sharing the road with a drunk driver is even higher on holidays like New Year’s, because of parties and get-togethers. In fact, New Year’s Day is the most dangerous day of the year for drunk driving on our nation’s roadways.  Let’s work together to make this holiday, and every day, safe for everyone traveling.

 

CLICK HERE FOR DUI/ALCOHOL OFFENSES QUICK FACTS

WCSP Safe Ride Home Program 11pm-3am:  (815) 282-2600

Uber Website

Uber Apple App

Uber Google Play App

Please use these tips to plan a safe New Year’s celebration for everyone:

Going out?

  • Designate a sober driver to make sure you—and everyone with you—arrive home safely this holiday season.

  • Save the number of a local cab service in your phone prior to heading out.

  • Consider hiring a shuttle or limousine service to transport you and your friends to and from your event.

  • Arrange a hotel stay for you and your friends on the evening of the event so no one drives home impaired.

 

Planning a party?

  • Plan activities like party games or door prizes. Planned activities engage people, make for less active consumption of alcohol, and ensure that your friends remember the great event long after the last piece of confetti has settled.

  • As guests RSVP, confirm that at least one person in each group is prepared to be the sober designated driver and/or has a plan to get home.

  • Provide plenty of food to keep your guests from drinking on an empty stomach.

  • Avoid too many salty snacks, which tend to make people thirsty and drink more.

  • Offer non-alcoholic beverages or “mocktails” for designated drivers and others who prefer not to drink alcohol.

  • If preparing an alcoholic punch, use a non-carbonated base, like fruit juice. Alcohol is absorbed into the blood stream faster with a carbonated base.

  • Be prepared by having the number of a taxi service on hand for those who need a ride. Also, be ready with some clean linens so you can turn your sofa into a bed for guests who need to sleep it off.

 

Wishing you a safe and happy New Year’s!

www.nhtsa.gov

Holiday Shopping Safety

December 04, 2018

Now that the holiday season is officially upon us, the Rockton Police Department would like to remind shoppers of a few safety tips to protect themselves during the holiday season.

 

Parking lots at shopping centers and malls can be a magnet for crime such as thefts from vehicles and purse-snatchings, especially during the hectic holiday season. It is important to always be aware of your surroundings in order to minimize the potential for becoming victimized.

 

  • Park only in well-lighted and highly visible locations.

  • Park in areas where there is regular vehicular/pedestrian traffic.

  • Always lock doors and activate the car alarm.

  • Remove any and all valuables that can be seen from the outside of your vehicle and place them in your trunk (items such as GPS devices, cellular phones, cash and coins and recently purchased merchandise are highly sought after by criminals).

  • Be very alert when walking to and from your vehicle in parking lots as it is much easier for criminals to hide between vehicles. Try to avoid talking on your cellular phone or engaging in conversation with anyone that may be accompanying you. This will only serve to distract you as you’re walking to and from your vehicle.

  • For women, be sure to secure your purse in such a way that it would be difficult for a stranger to walk up and grab. When possible, leave as many valuables at home or secured in your vehicle in order to become less of a potential target.

  • Trust your instincts if you see someone that concerns you…find another parking space, change directions or yell for help.

  • Keep your keys in your hands and use your remote “panic” alarm as a warning device in order to the draw the attention of others and to potentially ward off any strangers when you feel concerned or threatened.

  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. If you are carrying cash, try to keep it in your front pocket.

  • Generally speaking, consider the idea that most property can be replaced. A physical confrontation with a criminal may not be in your best interest if the issue is just over property.

  • If you must use an ATM, choose one that is located inside a mall or well-lighted location. Withdraw only the amount of cash you need. Be sure to protect your PIN by shielding the ATM keypad from anyone who is standing near you.

  • If you must take children, teach them to go to a store clerk and ask for help in case your child is separated from you.

  • Teach children their full name, address and telephone number to give to police officers or mall security. Teach children to immediately inform you if a stranger is bothering them.

     

     

Snow Ordinance Reminder

November 25, 2018

Please remove your vehicles from public streets when approximately 2 inches of snow has fallen or is predicated to fall.  Violators can be ticketed and towed.

§ 72.09 SNOW REMOVAL.

(A) No person shall park any vehicle on any public street or portion thereof in the village at any time within 12 hours after a snowfall of two inches or more has occurred.

(B) Any such vehicle that remains on any public street or portion thereof shall be removed according to this code.

(Ord. 1985-3, passed - -) Penalty, see § 72.99

Halloween Safety Tips

October 19, 2018

Trick or Treat hours for Rockton Village are Tuesday October 31 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  

Click on picture for tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

WCSP 911 Comm Center - Gifts Presented

October 19, 2018

Rockton officers delivered gift baskets today to Winnebago County 911 Dispatchers in appreciation for their hard work and dedication. The baskets were provided from officer donations and assistance from Rockton Sanctuary Spa.

3rd Annual Blues & BBQ

August 20, 2018

RPA Blues & BBQ Entertainment Confirmed!
The Three Good Men (3GM) are a spinoff version of the widely recognized northern Illinois favorites Men of Our Times. You're likely to hear some songs you wouldn't expect along with a bunch that you will recognize. 3GM is Greg, Gary and Pat in a lighter, close-up, interactive, and acoustic version of the band. #rocktonpd #bluesnbbq 

4th of July Safety

July 03, 2018

FIREWORKS

It's important to note that several well-known types of fireworks, such as firecrackers, bottle rockets and Roman candles, are not allowed in Illinois.

Novelty fireworks, such as snakes, sparklers, and party-poppers, are not regulated by the state, although municipalities have the authority to enact an ordinance prohibiting the sale and use of sparklers on public property.

 

While legal, sparklers present a serious danger because of the high temperature of the wire during and after its use. Sparklers burn at temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit (982 degrees Celsius) and remain extremely hot long after the sparks have stopped. Many children are injured each year by sparklers. Children playing with novelty fireworks must be closely supervised by adults to prevent injury.

TRAFFIC CRASHES – FATAL FOUR

DUI remains the number one cause of fatal crashes during Independence Day celebrations. Drunk Driving is just one of the “Fatal Four” violations. Speeding, Driving Distracted, and Not Wearing Your Seat Belt are also contributing factors to traffic crash related fatalities.

Speeding increases your chances of losing control of a vehicle and reduces the reaction time to respond to potential hazards. Drive the speed limit and pass only when it’s safe to do so.

Keep your eyes on the road and off the cell phone. Illinois law prohibits the use of any electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. Hands-free or Blue Tooth Technology is allowed for persons over the age of 18. And buckle up. It’s the law, and it can save your life if you’re involved in a crash.

The following tips will help to keep you and others from becoming a traffic statistic:

  • Designate a sober driver before the drinking begins.

  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely.

  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to call 911.

  • If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to safely get to where they are going.

Rockton Officers Carry Torch for Special Olympics Illinois

June 13, 2018

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising movement benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The Torch Run has two goals – to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. The LETR has raised more than $47 million over 32 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics athletes and their accomplishments.

 

The Torch Run includes an annual intrastate relay conducted by officers representing every branch of law enforcement across the state from local police officers to FBI agents. Approximately 3,000 officers will carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles from June 10 – 15, running through thousands of Illinois communities via 23 different legs (routes) to its final destination – the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games on June 15 in Normal.

OSD Lost & Found Porperty

June 09, 2018

Please see onsite security or police during festival hours for Lost or Found Property issues. After festival hours please contact Sgt. Dean Camacho by phone or email with questions or concerns. Lost property collected at the festival will be accounted for and held for owner identification by Rockton Police.

Email – camacho@roktonpolice.org
Phone – (815) 624-0928

OLD SETTLER'S DAYS PARKING

June 09, 2018

Please note that Blackhawk Blvd (HWY 75) is under construction north of Main Street to Bridge Street.  We encourage you to allow a little extra time and to avoid this road, use Hwy 2 / Main Street / Rockton Road when possible.  When coming from the west, use the detour onto Wagon Wheel Road to Hwy 2.

There will be FREE parking at Chemtool Incorporated 801 West Rockton Road (corner of Hwy 2/Rockton Rd.). We have arranged First Student buses to shuttle you to and from festival grounds. Security personnel will be on site the entire weekend at this location. No overnight parking.


Parking restrictions have been established on the perimeter streets of festival grounds to ensure the safety of pedestrian traffic and emergency vehicle access. It is recommended that you also use the free parking provided at Chemtool and Hononegah High School (307 Salem Street). The main entrance of the festival is a short walk west on Main Street from that parking lot.

 

Handicapped parking is being offered at the parking lot on the corner of Blackhawk and Hawick Streets. Vehicles using this location must display a valid handicapped parking placard.

2018 Police Memorial Week

May 14, 2018

Northern Illinois Police Memorial Week at CherryVale Mall is full of interactive events with the local police. Events and displays are great for kids of all ages and adults! Stop out and say hello!

2018 Schedule of Events

Friday, May 18th, 2018

  • 10:00am-9:00pm Community Choice Donations

  • 1:00 pm K-9 Demonstration 

  • 5:30 pm K-9 Demonstration 

  • 7:00 pm K-9 Demonstration

Saturday, May 19th, 2018 

  • 10:00 am Display Open

  • 10:00am–9:00pm Community Choice Donations

  • 11:00pm–5:00pm Child Fingerprints - Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Display

  • 12:00pm-6:00pm Bomb Robot Demonstration 

  • 12:00pm K-9 Demonstration 

  • 12:00pm Face Painting – Northern Illinois Police Memorial Week Committee

  • 1:00pm K-9 Demonstration

  • 1:00pm–3:00pm Birds of Prey – Rockford Park District

  • 2:00pm Minute to Win It

  • 3:00pm K-9 Demonstration 

  • TBD Bomb Robot Demonstration 

  • 6:00pm K-9 Demonstration

Sunday, May 20th, 2018 

  • 11:00am Display Openings

  • 11:00am–5:00pm Child Fingerprinting – Winnebago County Sheriff’s Dept. Display

  • 11:00am-2:00pm Community Choice Donation

  • 12:00pm–4:00pm Bomb Robot Demonstrations 

  • 12:00pm K-9 Demonstration

  • 12:30pm–3:30pm Face Painting – Police Week Committee

  • 1:00pm–3:00pm Chief’s Day

  • 1:00pm K-9 Demonstration 

  • 2:00pm Minute to Win It

  • 3:00pm Community Choice Award Presentation

  • 3:00pm K-9 Demonstration 

  • TBD Bomb Robot Demonstration

  • 4:30pm K-9 Demonstration

 

6th Annual Community Choice Award

For any manned booth at the CherryVale Mall this year we will be hosting a Community Choice Award for the Best Squad Car. 

Each manned booth will have a container at the Display. The community will be encouraged to vote for that agency’s squad car, by the individuals at the booth. A monetary contribution will be placed within the container. On Sunday afternoon at around 2:00p.m., all Donations will be tallied and the Departments that raise the most will receive the following: 

First Place - Trophy

Second Place - Plaque

Third Place - Plaque

The presentation of the Community Choice Award will be performed during Chief’s Day on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3:00p.m. We encourage all Display Booths to be manned during the events at CherryVale Mall, through means of Sworn Personnel or Volunteers. 

The monetary donations will be donated to the Northern Illinois Multi-Jurisdictional Honor Guard for assistance with the purchase of equipment and the Northern Illinois Police Memorial Week for future events. 

HCHS Fire - Juvenile Arrest - News Release

May 03, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


May 3rd, 2018

Rockton Police Department announce the arrest of a juvenile for the fire earlier this morning at Hononegah Community High School.

Just prior to 10:00 a.m., Rockton Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a fire at Hononegah Community High School. it was quickly determined that the fire was confined to a boy’s bathroom on the 2nd floor and staff members had extinguished the fire however there was a significant amount of smoke remaining on the 2nd floor.

All staff members and students evacuated the building and there were no reports of injury as a result of the fire. Rockton Fire Department was able to make the 2nd floor safe and within less than an hour, students and staff members resumed their normal schedule.

The fire was centered on a single restroom stall where it was contained and appeared to be set intentionally. Rockton Police and Hononegah Community High School Administrators worked together to interview witnesses and review video surveillance. A student was identified as possibly having involvement and was later arrested. Rockton Police Deputy Chief Hollinger said, "Fortunately, the circumstances allowed for the fire to be put out almost immediately and the school members were able to evacuate quickly and safely."

The juvenile will be charged with Aggravated Arson and will be released to the Winnebago County Juvenile Assessment Center.

No further information about this investigation will be released at this time.

For questions, contact Deputy Chief Hollinger at (815) 624-0930.

Now Hiring Part-time Officers

March 08, 2018

Rockton Police Department is now hiring part time officers to work special events and assist patrol duties when needed.  Applicants must be certified law enforcement officers or recently retired certified law enforcement officers.

A competitive hourly rate of $22.00 per hour with additional security assignments available at a high rate of pay.  Uniforms will be provided.  Part time officers must provide their own sidearm.  Paid training will be provided as needed.

For further details contact Part Time Officer Coordinator John Eau Claire at (815) 624-6885 or eauclaire@rocktonpolice.org.  Application deadline is 4/7/18.

APPLICATION - PDF

PART-TIME ONLINE APPLICATION

FULL-TIME TESTING INFORMATION

Business Owners - We want your number!

January 21, 2018

Village of Rockton business owners are encouraged to complete our ECI Form to ensure we have your contact information in emergencies. Follow the link for further details and submission procedures. Thanks!

https://www.rocktonpolice.org/eci

Happy Holidays!

December 23, 2017

The Rockton Police Department wishes everyone a safe and Happy Holiday Season. Please remember to buckle up and drive safely. The holidays are a time when people are out in the hustle and bustle of the season and we want everyone to enjoy this time with family and friends safely.

Snow Ordinance Reminder

December 08, 2017

Please remove your vehicles from public streets when approximately 2 inches of snow has fallen or is predicated to fall.  Violators can be ticketed and towed.

§ 72.09 SNOW REMOVAL.

(A) No person shall park any vehicle on any public street or portion thereof in the village at any time within 12 hours after a snowfall of two inches or more has occurred.

(B) Any such vehicle that remains on any public street or portion thereof shall be removed according to this code.

(Ord. 1985-3, passed - -) Penalty, see § 72.99

OSD5K Christmas Discount - Run for Carrie Lynn!

December 08, 2017

"OSDSANTA" $5 discount code until 1/1/18. Get your OSD5K registration gift certificates today @ www.osd5k.com.

Holiday Shopping Safety

December 08, 2017

Now that the holiday season is officially upon us, the Rockton Police Department would like to remind shoppers of a few safety tips to protect themselves during the holiday season.

 

Parking lots at shopping centers and malls can be a magnet for crime such as thefts from vehicles and purse-snatchings, especially during the hectic holiday season. It is important to always be aware of your surroundings in order to minimize the potential for becoming victimized.

 

  • Park only in well-lighted and highly visible locations.

  • Park in areas where there is regular vehicular/pedestrian traffic.

  • Always lock doors and activate the car alarm.

  • Remove any and all valuables that can be seen from the outside of your vehicle and place them in your trunk (items such as GPS devices, cellular phones, cash and coins and recently purchased merchandise are highly sought after by criminals).

  • Be very alert when walking to and from your vehicle in parking lots as it is much easier for criminals to hide between vehicles. Try to avoid talking on your cellular phone or engaging in conversation with anyone that may be accompanying you. This will only serve to distract you as you’re walking to and from your vehicle.

  • For women, be sure to secure your purse in such a way that it would be difficult for a stranger to walk up and grab. When possible, leave as many valuables at home or secured in your vehicle in order to become less of a potential target.

  • Trust your instincts if you see someone that concerns you…find another parking space, change directions or yell for help.

  • Keep your keys in your hands and use your remote “panic” alarm as a warning device in order to the draw the attention of others and to potentially ward off any strangers when you feel concerned or threatened.

  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. If you are carrying cash, try to keep it in your front pocket.

  • Generally speaking, consider the idea that most property can be replaced. A physical confrontation with a criminal may not be in your best interest if the issue is just over property.

  • If you must use an ATM, choose one that is located inside a mall or well-lighted location. Withdraw only the amount of cash you need. Be sure to protect your PIN by shielding the ATM keypad from anyone who is standing near you.

  • If you must take children, teach them to go to a store clerk and ask for help in case your child is separated from you.

  • Teach children their full name, address and telephone number to give to police officers or mall security. Teach children to immediately inform you if a stranger is bothering them.

     

     

Shop with a HERO

December 02, 2017

Rockton Police Officers and Firefighters joined forces this morning at Walmart for the annual "Shop with a Hero" event. Some very happy local children had the pleasure of shopping with our local police officers and firefighters.

Rockford Police Officer Jaimie Cox

November 06, 2017

The Rockford Police Department announced some of the arrangements following the loss of Officer Jaimie Cox who was killed in the line of duty on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

The movement of Officer Cox will take place tonight, November 6, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. from the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office to Fitzgerald Funeral Home. The route will begin from the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office, 420 W. State Street. The movement will travel East on State Street to Mulford Road, and South on Mulford Road to Fitzgerald’s Funeral Home, 1860 South Mulford Road. Law enforcement squads should be staged on the Elm Street side of the Public Safety Building, 420 W. State Street, no later than 7:15 p.m.

Visitation for Officer Cox will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at First Free Evangelical Church, 2223 N. Mulford Road from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., with the law enforcement walk-through scheduled for 6:00 p.m. The police funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the same location. A procession will follow immediately after the service. Details on the procession route will be shared at a later date.

Motorists are advised to expect delays or use alternate routes in the areas surrounding Spring Creek and North Mulford Roads during visitation hours and before and after funeral service. Local law enforcement agencies will be directing traffic in the area.

Law enforcement members and the community are welcome to attend.  Donations may be directed to the Jaimie Cox Memorial Fund at any Alpine Bank location.

Village of Rockton - Municipal Auction

October 27, 2017

Halloween Safety Tips

October 23, 2017

Trick or Treat hours for Rockton Village are Tuesday October 31 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  

Click on picture for tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Village Burning Ordinance

October 20, 2017

The Village does have in place a burning ordinance, #2002-05, which allows residents to burn in April, October and November. If you choose to burn, you may only do so on days when the smoke will easily dissipate into the atmosphere, and the fire will not be spread by blowing winds.

 

All fires must be attended and only landscape waste such as trees, tree trimmings, branches, stumps, brush, weeds, leaves, grass, shrubbery and yard trimmings may be burned. Burning shall be allowed every day during the hours of 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and fires must be 25 feet from the nearest building structure or combustible fencing. A fire extinguishing source must be immediately available and any fire must be monitored by an adult of at least 18 years of age.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The burning of non-landscape waste within the village limits of Rockton is prohibited.

 

Click on image to go to our online ordinance listing (pdf).

Garage Sale Permit

September 21, 2017

Don't forget the Village requirement for Garage Sale Permits - Follow link for permit form that will need to be submitted to the Village Clerk for approval.  No more than four days per sale and twice a calendar year.

Ordinance/Permit - PDF

Life Saving Award

September 19, 2017

Sergeant Justin Jobst received Department Life Saving Award from Chief Dickson at the Village Board Meeting.

Promotion Announcement

September 12, 2017

Officer Justin Jobst was promoted to Sergeant yesterday afternoon.  Congratulations!

Village & PD phone lines are down

September 10, 2017

Phone lines to Village Hall and Police are down. Call 815-282-2600 for non-emergency POLICE. 
Dial 911 for emergencies. 

Frontier has estimated repairs by Saturday.....

School is Open - Slow Down

August 20, 2017

August 15, 2017

CLICK HERE FOR PARKING CHANGES HANDOUT - PDF

HHS Parking Changes and Additions for 2017-2018 School Year

 

Parking will be allowed on the north side of Union Street from 521 E. Union Street E/B to Kocher Street.This parking will be for Construction Vehicles/Workers and students.Construction crews will plan to be parked in these areas from 0700-1530 hours each week day.

 

Parking allowed on the south side of Union Street from Salem St. E/B to IL Route 2.Some of this is already designated as a NO Parking area. The remainder of the area from Bleecher – Kocher will be fenced off from construction on the right-of-way and In addition, construction crews will be parking in the HHS north lot next to Union Street

 

Parking will now be allowed on Kocher Street from Union Street northbound and ONLY on the east side of the street where there is a sidewalk.

 

In the 200 block of East Union Street, parking allowed on the north side of the street where there is a sidewalk.Parking allowed on the south side of the street in this block.

Blues & BBQ - Dedicated to Serve

August 01, 2017

September 3rd, 2017  12-3PM

Settler's Park

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Personal Safety Seminar

August 01, 2017

Village & PD phone lines are down

July 13, 2017

Phone lines to Village Hall and Police are down. Call 815-282-2600 for non-emergency POLICE. 
Dial 911 for emergencies. 

Frontier has estimated repairs by Saturday.....

Sgt. Schaefer Retires!

June 28, 2017

6/28/17  4-6pm  Village Hall

Please join us is recognizing Sgt. Russell Schaefer as he retires after 29 years of service to the Village of Rockton.

VIDEO LINK HERE

Rockton Officers Carry Torch for Special Olympics Illinois

June 07, 2017

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects have two goals: to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. The Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised nearly $43 million over 31 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics athletes and their accomplishments.

Approximately 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement across the state from local police officers to FBI agents are involved in the Torch Run. Many will carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles from June 5 to 10, running through thousands of Illinois communities via 23 different legs (routes) to its final destination—the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in Normal on June 9. In addition to donations for running, officers raise money in various ways throughout the year, such as the Polar Plunge, Plane Pull, Truck Convoy, Tip-A-Cop events, golf tournaments and more.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has selected “Guardians of the Flame” as the theme for 2017 and will be using #ILTorchRun on social media to inspire officers and departments to spread the word about how the Torch Run transforms the lives of Special Olympics athletes in Illinois.

OSD Parking

June 05, 2017

Construction Warning!

Please note that Blackhawk Blvd (HWY 75) is under construction and is one lane on the bridge coming into Rockton from the West/South. We encourage you to allow a little extra time and to avoid this road, use Hwy 2 / Main Street / Rockton Road when possible.  When coming from the west, use the detour onto Wagon Wheel Road to Hwy 2.

There will be FREE parking at Chemtool Incorporated 801 West Rockton Road (corner of Hwy 2). We  have arranged First Student shuttle buses to the festival grounds. Thursday and Friday the bus starts at 4 running to 11:30 pm both days.  Saturday 1 pm to 11:30 pm and Sunday 2 pm to 10 pm. Security personnel will be on site the entire weekend at this location. No overnight parking.


Parking restrictions have been established on the perimeter streets of festival grounds to ensure the safety of pedestrian traffic and emergency vehicle access. It is recommended that you also use the free parking provided at Chemtool and Hononegah High School (307 Salem Street). The main entrance of the festival is a short walk west on Main Street from that parking lot.

 

Handicapped parking is being offered at the parking lot on the corner of Blackhawk and Hawick Streets. Vehicles using this location must display a valid handicapped parking placard.

Memorial Day Parade @ 9am Monday

May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. on Monday. Be prepared for traffic delays in the area of Blackhawk Boulevard, River Street and downtown.

Rockton Sergeants Graduate NU SPSC

May 26, 2017

Sgt. Cotter and Sgt. Davies graduated today from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety - School of Police Staff and Command Class #410. The School of Police Staff and Command is an intensive 10-week law enforcement leadership course designed to prepare supervisors for upper management.

The Rockton Police Department continues to enroll supervisors in this elite law enforcement training opportunity. Pictured is Sgt. Kiza Davies, Deputy Chief Matt Hollinger (NUSPSC #192) and Sgt. David Cotter.

Each graduating class of NUSPSC chooses a Legacy or donation to a charitable organization in the Northern Illinois Region. Class #410 was proud to have the opportunity to raise an amazing $10,000 for Gigi's Playhouse Rockford. For more information on Gigi's Playhouse

 

https://gigisplayhouse.org/rockford/

Congratulations Sgt. Cotter, Sgt. Davies and Class #410!

Special Olympics - Cop on a Rooftop

May 26, 2017

Rockton Sgt. Dave Cotter joined area officers for Cop on a Rooftop at Dunkin' Donuts to raise money for Special Olympics this week.
#coponarooftop 
https://www.soill.org/event/dunkin-donuts-cop-on-rooftop/

2017 OSD5K - Registration Deadline

May 26, 2017

LATE REGISTRATION STARTS 6/1/17. SIGN-UP TODAY!
www.osd5k.com
#osd5k #osdzerok #osd2017

2017 Police Memorial Week

May 15, 2017

Northern Illinois Police Memorial Week at CherryVale Mall is full of interactive events with the local police. 

37th ANNUAL POLICE WEEK - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


SATURDAY, MAY 20
11:00am–5:00pm:Child Fingerprints-Winnebago County Display 
12:00am-6:00pm: Bomb Robot Demo - Rockford PD
12:00pm: K-9 Demonstration –Winnebago County Sheriff’s Dept.
12:00pm: Face Painting – Northern Illinois Police
1:00pm: K-9 Demonstration – Dekalb County Sheriff’s Dept.
2:00pm: Minute to Win It
3:00pm: K-9 Demonstration – Belvidere Police Department
TBD Bomb Robot Demonstration–Winnebago County Sheriff’s Dept.
6:00pm: K-9 Demonstration – Ogle County Sheriff’s Department 


SUNDAY, MAY 21
11:00am–5:00pm:Child Fingerprints–Winnebago County Display
12:00pm–4:00pm: Bomb Robot Demonstrations - Rockford PD
12:00pm: K-9 Demonstration – Rockford PD
12:00pm–2:00pm: Birds of Prey – Rockford Park District
12:30pm–3:30pm: Face Painting – Police Week Committee
1:00pm–3:00pm: Chief’s Day
1:00pm: K-9 Demonstration – Marengo Police Department
2:00pm: Minute to Win It
3:00pm: Community Choice Award Presentation
3:00pm: K-9 Demonstration – Rockford Park District Police Dept.
TBD Bomb Robot Demonstration–Winnebago County Sheriffs Dept.
4:30pm: K-9 Demonstration – Loves Park Police Department

Now Hiring Part-time Officers

March 28, 2017

Rockton Police Department is now hiring part time officers to work special events and assist patrol duties when needed.  Applicants must be certified law enforcement officers or recently retired certified law enforcement officers.

A competitive hourly rate of $22.00 per hour starting June, 2017.  Additional security assignments available at a high rate of pay.  Uniforms will be provided.  Part time officers must provide their own sidearm.  Paid training will be provided as needed.

For further details contact Part Time Officer Coordinator John Eau Claire at (815) 624-6885 or eauclaire@rocktonpolice.org.  Application deadline is 4/21/17.

APPLICATION - PDF

ONLINE APPLICATION

Scheduled K-9 Search at Hononegah High School

April 20, 2017

042017  0955 Hrs. - Area Law Enforcement agencies are assisting Rockton Police with a scheduled K-9 search at the High School.  There are no problems and the search should be concluded shortly.