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About Rockford Scanner was started in 2009 , because we wanted to bring back the scanner listening hobby back to the Rockford Area. Over the last few years, we noticed this hobby has declined and wanted to bring it back. we believe that the recent economy has alot to do with this. So, one day we got an idea. That idea was to bring the scanner hobby back to the Rockford Area.

So, after a few months of doing research, we finally came up with because it is the Rockford area and we want to bring the scanner back to the area, so seemed appropriate and easy to remember. So everything just fell in place.


The purpose of our website is to bring the hobby back. Also, to educate and introduce the scanner to hobby to the many who never heard of it. We also like meet others that are interested in listening to scanners. Our goals are to get new people introduced to this hobby and to bring back scanner hobbyist that grown out of interest, to get back interested in the hobby again. If we can get one person to get involved in the scanner hobby, whether it’s someone new or an older hobbyist, our goal has been accomplished!


As Rockford Scanner developed we decided to post the stuff we heard on the scanner, to attract more people to the hobby. When we did, we rapidly grew. We are now officially a freelance news/media website. Our site brings breaking news from the people, to the people. We have also partnered up with the Winnebago County and several departments, with their Knock Out Crime program. Read below.

We are privately owned. We are just an average citizens that wants to bring the scanner listening hobby back to the Rockford area. Also bring our fans breaking news as it happens. We want to thank all of our visitors and we urge you to bookmark our website and make your homepage. We are here to bring back the scanner listening hobby for several years to come!

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We fully support our local law enforcement, fire departments, medical personnel, and any public service worker in and around the Rockford, Illinois area. We stand behind you 100% and are very happy that you are there to protect us and serve the citizens of our area. Thank you for keeping our streets safe and helping all the citizens in need!


In addition to chief elected officials (mayors, village presidents, outlying village police chiefs, and the county board chairman), the following organizations are working together to combat crime and make the streets in Winnebago County safer.

  • Rockford Police Department
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Neighborhood Watch Groups
  • Winnebago County
  • Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police and Winnebago County Corrections
  • Winnebago County Justice Center
  • Winnebago County Health Department
  • Winnebago County Animal Services
  • Winnebago County Building, Zoning and Mapping
  • Crimestoppers
  • 211 Call Center/United Way of Rock River Valley
  • 911 Communications Center/Rockford Fire Department
  • Village of Machesney Park Police Department
  • Village of New Milford Police Department
  • Winnebago County Forest Preserve District
  • Rockford Scanner