Rock Valley College Police Department

  • Agency: Rock Valley College Police Department
  • Address: 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, 61114 IL
  • Chief: Joe Drought (Chief of Police)
Phone: 815-921-7821

Rock Valley College Police Department is located at 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, 61114 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Joe Drought. The Rock Valley College Police Department phone number is 815-921-7821.

Rock Valley College Police Department News

The Rock Valley College Police Department celebrates Memorial Day by recognizing the sacrifices made by those men and women who lost their lives in our nation's wars. The price of freedom is not free. It is paid with the lifeblood of patriots. May they rest in peace.

72% of drivers support a ban on hand-held phones. Keep your eyes AND mind on the road. #DropItAndDrive #IDDAW

Sending that text could mean a crash. Focus on the road. #DropItAndDrive #IDDAW #AAA

Rock Valley College PD personnel wore dinim to work for #uwdenimday #815denimday in support of survivors of sexual assault.

Nearly half of drivers report recently talking on a hand-held cellphone while behind the wheel. Hang up and drive. #DropItAndDrive #IDDAW #AAA

Drivers can avoid distraction by following these easy tips before hitting the road#DropItAndDrive #IDDAW #AAA

Rock Valley College Police Department to Participate in Second Annual Distracted Driving Week - Education, Enforcement Campaign to take place April 23-27 Each day, 10 people are killed in distracted driving crashes - contributing to the 37,000 people killed in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To help bring attention to the dangers associated with driving distracted, the Rock Valley College Police Department will participate in Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week (DDAW) and conduct an enforcement campaign of Illinois’ distracted driving laws. The second annual Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week is a coordinated effort between the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP), AAA, The Illinois State Police, The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois High School and College Driver Education Association (IHSCDEA) and nearly 300 local law enforcement throughout Illinois to educate motorists about the dangers of driving while distracted and enforcing the laws on Illinois’ roadways. Last year’s DDAW efforts resulted in over 18,000 warnings and citations for distracted driving offenses. Contrary to what some drivers may think, hands-free, handheld and in-vehicle technologies are not distraction-free, even if a driver’s eyes are on the road and their hands are on the wheel. The latest AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research found that: • Drivers who text when behind the wheel more than double their odds of being involved in a crash; • Drivers who use in-vehicle technologies, like voice-based and touch screen features, can be distracted for more than 40 seconds when completing tasks like programming navigation or sending a text message. • Removing eyes from the road for just two seconds doubles the risk for a crash Violating Illinois’s distracted driving laws can be costly. Know before you go. In Illinois, convictions for distracted driving violations could result in heavy fine or, in some cases, a criminal conviction and a jail sentence. For more information on Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week visit These partnerships have been formed to help further a traffic safety culture in Illinois and to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries resulting from distracted driving. Please help the ILACP, AAA, and Rock Valley College Police Department, to keep Illinois’ roadways safe and Illinois strong.

Distracted driving tops the list of growing dangers on the road for drivers. How distracted are you? #DropItAndDrive #IDDAW #AAA

This photo posting is a week late due to some hesitation to release the photo. Last week was National Public Safety Telecomunicators Week. RVCPD honored these dedicated telecommunicators for their hard work in keeping our officers and the community safe. Thanks for all you do.

Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week to our amazing Police Telecommunicators here at Rock Valley College Police Department. We want to recognized the contributions they make to keeping us and our community safe. We also want to recognize the telecommunicators and call-takers at the Rockford and Winnebago County 911 Centers for their cooperation and service to all area first responders.

RVCPD was honored to be able to participate in this discussion with our students.

What do I do if a shooting is taking place at Rock Valley College? How to Respond • If you observe or suspect that a shooting is occurring at RVC, call 911 or notify the Rock Valley College Police Department at (815) 654-4357 or push the “RVC Police” button on any campus phone and provide all information gathered. You may also dial HELP (4357) on any campus phone. Emergency call boxes may also be used to contact the Rock Valley College Police Department. • Follow police instructions. If remaining on the phone line does not place you at risk, stay on the line and remain alert. Relay all information possible. • Stay away from the area of shooting. Keep away from windows facing the incident area. • Only a person on the scene as it occurs can decide which is the most appropriate for their unique situation. There are three general options during an active shooter, they are, to shelter in place, evacuate, or attack as a last resort. Factors that can influence this decision include: * Proximity to the shooter: How far away are they? * Weapons displayed: Handguns, shotguns, rifles, what the shooter’s ability to cause harm? * Shooter’s level of mobility: Are they moving? In what direction? * Shooter’s perceived intention: Are they shooting indiscriminately or do they seem to have a defined target or objective? * Access to place of safety: Do you have an escape route that you can safely use? * Building materials: Are you protected by concrete or brick walls? Are there lockable doors, which may prevent a shooter’s access? If confronted by shooter, DO SOMETHING: • Attempt to distract shooter by throwing items at them. • Attempt to either run, or attack. • If you run, don’t stop until you are safe. • If you attack use 100 % force. Attack weapon or soft tissue areas; nose, throat, groin. RVC Alerts In addition to a number of emergency communications methods in place at Rock Valley College, we offer a free service for students to register to receive text, email and voice call alerts from the college in an emergency. You may sign-up anytime at If you have any questions on this topic, please contact the RVC Police Department at (815) 921-4357.

Active Shooter Training • All RVC faculty (including adjunct faculty) and staff members are encouraged to attend the “Practical Response to Active Shooter” training provided by the RVCPD. This training is offered at least twice each year (during the fall and spring semesters) or by request. Active Shooter and Other Safety Tips • Safety tips for all potential emergencies, including Active Shooter, can be found on the RVCPD website. We have also shared tips below on how to respond in an active shooter situation. • We invite you to watch this video that can help you prepare to respond in an active shooter situation:

The recent active shooter incidents across the country, including the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, may have some of you concerned with how Rock Valley College is prepared and how we can prepare you in the event of an active shooter incident at our college. Some facts about the Rock Valley College Police Department • RVCPD officers attend the same academy training, possess the same police authority, and are held to the same standards as "police officers in cities and sheriffs in counties, including the power to make arrests on view or on warrants" as stated in 110 ILCS 805/3-42.1. • RVCPD officers attend continual in-service training on various law enforcement related topics to remain current on tactics, laws, court decisions, emergency medical response, best practices, etc. This training includes mandatory Active Shooter Training for all RVCPD officers. • RVCPD officers patrol RVC properties 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even when the college is closed.

This relatively short piece chronicles the Rockford Police Officers who were slain in the line of duty. There is so much more to the stories of these men and of how they lived and died. That said, Kristin Crowley and her team at WREX did a very nice job producing this presentation.