ROCKFORD (WREX) – Kids of all ages got the chance to team up with Rockford police officers to play some sports.
The department hosted a sports fair on Friday at the District 1 police station. The event offered a variety of sports for kids to play such basketball, wiffle ball, and hula-hoops. Families could also enjoy hot dogs and snow cones.
“It’s fun because it lets them know that we’re not here to just arrest people,” said Ofc. Sherrell Woods of the Rockford Police Department. “We’re here, we’re friends, we’re regular people at the end of the day.”
The department says this is the second year it has hosted the fair.