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The mission of the Rockford Police Benevolent & Protective Association Unit #6 is to promote the fair and equitable treatment of all it's members; to provide assistance to any member who has been wronged by the city or department, who have had their contractual rights denied, as well as those who have been denied the rightful benefits that their employer provides; to prevent any type of job discrimination, unfair practices, reprimands, or suspensions which may arise; to work diligently for and with all members while acquiring and maintaining the best possible working conditions and benefits for all members through the collective bargaining process;maintain and promote a social as well as a fraternal organization; provide assistance to all members and their families in their time of need; and promote the morale and welfare for the collective good of all members of the Rockford Police Department.

We hope you will find our website both informative and user friendly. The Police Benevolent & Protective Association Unit #6 Board is currently in the process of updating/upgrading our website. It is our intention to add features to better communicate with our members. As we continue to improve the website, we will continue to ask you for your feedback. If you have any suggestions on making our website better, please feel free to email your comments to our board members.

Today in the United States, some 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. They serve with valor and distinction – and with great success. That protection comes at a price, however. Each year, there are approximately 16,000 assaults on law enforcement officers, resulting in

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Gloria J. Nelson 1923—2017

Gloria J. Nelson, 93, of Rockford, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, with family at her side. She was born October 25, 1923, in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Richard B. and Ella M. (Peterson) Whale. She married Robert C. Nelson on August 14, 1954, in Rockford, and they enjoyed 60 wonderful years together. Gloria was a 1941 graduate of East High School and earned a B.A. in Sociology at University of Iowa. She taught nursery school at Rockford Day Nursery...

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Karol Ann Fricke 1969—2016

Karol Ann Fricke, 47, a lifelong resident of Rockford died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at UW Madison Hospital.
Born June 22, 1969; the daughter of Karl and Kathleen Fricke. Graduated from Boylan Catholic High School, Class of 1986, and went on to attend Rock Valley College...

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First, thank you for making 2016 one of the best years for positive participation in PB&PA Unit 6 activities. A least it seems that way to me in my short time here. We have lots of members stepping up taking on active rolls that needed to be filled due to attrition and an increased need. The more volunteers we get, the better we look, the better the department looks and the better off our community is.

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Board Members Training with the Rev Jeffrey Brown

Rev. Jeffrey Brown was one of the key architects behind the “Boston Miracle,” which saw the violent crime rate among youth plummet by 79% over a decade. Today, he works with faith groups, cities, government, and police to stop gang violence as the president of RECAP and co-founder of My City at Peace. He speaks on “collaborative leadership,” community building, and what it takes to institute real change in organizations of all stripes.

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Tuna Tourney

The Rockford Police Benevolent & Protective Association Unit #6 want to invite all active or retired police and fire to participate in the Police & Fire Tuna Tourney on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Winnebago County Forest Preserve Old Settlers Shelter. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for the biggest carp (weight) and the total eight of a three carp limit.

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