The Rockford Department of Public Safety hosts several community events throughout the year. If you are interested in participating or sponsoring an event, contact PSO Ian Graham at igraham@rockford.mi.us or at (616) 866-9557.

Youth Night - February

Rockford Youth Night is an event to get Rockford Middle School students together and interact with police officers adn firefighters from several area agencies. Youth Night is held at MVP Sports Complex in Rockford. Activities at Youth Night include: dodgeball, basketball, swimming, volleyball, and laser tag. This event allows students an opportunity to have positive interactions with police officers and firefighters from surrounding agencies.

Registration form for 2020 Youth Night

Metro High School Police Academy – June

Established in 1996, the Metro High School Police Academy is made up of seven police departments that work together to form a partnership with area schools, service organizations and local law enforcement training academies. This very unique program offers interested high school juniors and seniors a hands-on look at law enforcement. Through this experience students can decide if law enforcement is the right career choice for them. The academy lays a solid foundation for students who graduate and go into law enforcement. For additional information contact the Rockford Department of Public Safety at (616) 866-9557 or visit the following web address www.metro-academy.com.

D.A.R.E. Golf Outing

The Annual Rockford D.A.R.E. Golf Outing is a fundraiser held at Boulder Creek Golf Club in June. Proceeds from the golf outing are used to purchase the needed materials for the D.A.R.E. Program. The golf outing has grown to include over 144 golfers and raises over $10,000.00 annually. Participants in the outing are sure to have a great time. If you are interested in participating as a sponsor or playing in the outing, please contact the Rockford Department of Public Safety at (616) 866-9557.

DARE 2020 Golf Outing Brochure

Rockford Area Kids Triathlon – July

This event is for kids of all ages up to 17 years old. The event is usually held in July at the Rockford High School. The triathlon gives the kids a chance to get in shape and have some friendly competition for trophies and metals. Additional information about the Rockford Area Kids Triathlon can be found at the following web address www.rocktri.com.

National Night Out – August

National Night Out is a national crime prevention celebration held on the second Tuesday in August. The NNO celebration gives all of the neighborhood watch groups throughout the City of Rockford a chance to assemble and share crime prevention tips. The Rockford NNO celebration takes place in downtown Rockford. Officers from the Rockford Department of Public Safety , Michigan State Police- Rockford Post, and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department organize a variety of activities for children to participate in. Please come out and join us.

ADT is a 2016 National Night Out sponsor.  Click here for some safety and crime prevention tips from ADT.

Shop with a Hero - December

Shop with a Hero is an annual event held at the Rockford Meijer. The partnership between the Rockford Department of Public Safety and Meijer gives 30 children who are in need of winter clothing a chance to go shopping with a Rockford Public Safety Officer or firefighter. Children are nominated by teachers and community members. The selected children get the chance to shop with an officer or firefighter for essential winter clothing. They also get to meet with Santa Claus and have their photo taken. If you would like to nominate a child or family please contact the Rockford Department of Public Safety at (616) 866-9557.