Rockford kids can ‘Box with a Cop’ thanks to new police program

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Part of the Rockford Police Department’s strategy to fight crime involves building relationships within the community.

The youngest residents are one focus for the department, and a new activity is helping them to see police officers in a different environment.

Patriot’s Gateway Center, at 615 S 5th Street, hosted “Box with a Cop” on Tuesday evening, where Officer Eric Thurmond spoke with Eyewitness News about the new boxing program, held every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

To find out more information, or to get involved, visit Officer Eric Thurmond on Facebook.

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