Back in 2017 I was sitting at an event with a friend, and Officer Carla Redd walked past. My friend leans in and said, "That's Carla, she will be the next Chief of Police for Rockford."

Here we are on Tuesday, August 24th 2021 and it's official. Congrats to Rockford's new Chief of Police, Carla Redd.

Chief Redd joined the Rockford Police Department in 1998. She was a patrol officer, field training officer, community services officer, detective and sergeant before becoming the first Black woman to achieve a command rank as a lieutenant in 2015. Chief Redd currently serves as Assistant Deputy Chief. She holds an associate's degree in criminology from Rock Valley College, a bachelor's degree in sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice from Northern Illinois University and a certification in criminal justice from the University of Virginia. Chief Redd is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. - City of Rockford

I've had a handful of opportunities to speak with Chief Redd, and she is always great to talk to. She is serious about her career and the weight that comes with her occupation. Rockford has had it's fair share of issues, and this is something she does not take lightly. With years in law enforcement, and basically seeing it all...I have ZERO DOUBT that being the Chief of Police in Rockford will be a problem. She is more than ready.

Congrats once again, Rockford Police Chief Carla Redd. We are looking forward to a long, successful run for you as the Chief of Police in Rockford.

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