Durbin Discusses Public Safety With Rockford Mayor, Police Chief, And Fire Department Chief

SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met virtually today with Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara, new Rockford Police Chief Carla Redd, and new Rockford Fire Department Chief Michele Pankow.  Redd and Pankow are the first female chiefs to lead their Departments. During the meeting, Durbin offered his support to help enhance public safety and prevent violent crime in Rockford.

“Our local leaders are critical in implementing strategies to prevent crime and keep our communities safe. It was great to speak with Mayor McNamara, Police Chief Redd, and Fire Department Chief Pankow about preventing gun violence and other initiatives to help promote public safety,” Durbin said.

A photo of today’s virtual meeting is available here.