We thought we'd give Rockford's new Police Chief, Dan O'Shea, a few weeks to get the lay of the land before we asked him to take a few minutes for a chat. Chief O'Shea has been on the job for around a month, and this morning he dropped by to tell us a bit about himself and his background, before moving on to other topics like reaching out to the community, what he expects from his officers, and ways to bring down the violent crime rate here in Rockford.

Rather than recreate the conversation, I thought it might be better for you to hear from Chief Dan O'Shea: