WNIJ to host forum on police-community relations in Rockford

Photo of a police badgeA free public forum about the changing relationship between Rockford police and the community will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford.

“Safe Neighborhoods, Safe City: Changing Roles of Police and Community,” organized by 89.5 WNIJ, is part of Northern Public Radio’s occasional “Context” series of in-person, live programs held throughout northern Illinois.

WNIJ reporter Susan Stephens will moderate.

The panel for the event will include Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson, State Rep. Litesa Wallace and United Way Community Impact Manager Matthew Simpson.

For more information, contact Maria Boynton at (815) 753-9000 or mboynton@niu.edu.

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