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Rockford Police Department passes FBI’s reporting audit for its crime reports

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The Rockford Police Department received a stamp of approval from the FBI Friday, for accurately filling out police reports.

Since 2006, the Rockford Police Department has been sending its police reports to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to check the accuracy of its reporting.

The NIBRS then sends the data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The department is looking for errors and to ensure crimes are reported properly. 

The Rockford Police Department is the only police department in the state of Illinois that sends their reports to the FBI for an audit.

“The depth of the data — and the picture it provides to our agency and those looking into our agency and our community, the picture of crime that happens in our community, that it provides — is very accurate, and we’ve always strived for that and will continue to do so,” said Assistant Deputy Chief Douglas Pann.

The FBI recently mandated that all police departments start sending information to the NIBRS by the year 2021.

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