Officer Patrice Turner in front of West Middle School. Officer Turner is a part of a community policing program in Rockford, IL. The program offers officers free housing if they live in the communities they serve. Officer Turner is one of only two officers, called Rock Officers, to join the program.
Officer Turner talks to 6th graders Demei Brown and Jai’lyn Dawson before they enter West Middle School. The first thing Officer Turner does on her shift is ride to the local middle school to check on the kids as they start their school day.
Officer Turner comforts a girl who she suspected was about to get into a fight outside of West Middle School.
The students find a baby rabbit in front of West Middle School and Officer Turner protects it. She asks that the kids leave it alone so that it's mother won't abandon it.
Officer Turner rides back through her neighborhood to get her squad car. She rides her bike when she can because she says people are more comfortable approaching her when she's on her bike.
Officer Turner patrols a local strip mall during her shift. She says that for months a man was selling CDs out of the trunk of his car, bothering the surrounding businesses. Officer Turner spoke to him and convinced him to stop. She hasn't seen him at the strip mall since.
Officer Turner arrives at the scene of an overdose to provide backup.
Officer Turner and another officer wait while officers bring the man who overdosed out of the building. The man survived.
Officer Turner comforts two people who knew the man who overdosed.
Officer Turner talks to a resident who has questions about calling the police after the overdose.
Officer Turner fixes Officer Sherell Woods's hair before she leaves the police station. Officer Woods is new and Officer Turner gives her advice when she can.
Officer Turner and the other Rock Officer, Eric Thurmond, eat lunch at RBI in Rockford. The restaurant offered Officers a free lunch for the anniversary of 9/11.
Officer Thurmond, the second Rock Officer, talks to senior nursing facility resident Sandra Logan. The facility offered free lunch to the officers for the anniversary of 9/11.
Officer Turner hugs Libby Simms, resident community services manager at P. A. Peterson senior nursing facility. Turner and Simms have known each other for 17 years. The officers were at the facility because they were offering free lunch to law enforcement for the anniversary of 9/11.