A recent report from the Peoria Journal Star discusses their resident officer program.
“The officers are located in strategic areas around the city. They work from their city-owned homes to establish close connections with the neighborhood, rather than reporting to the station for routine patrol duties. The job entails various ratios of patrol, traffic enforcement, detective work, public relations, neighborhood cleanup, code enforcement and landscaping duty.”

This program is conducted in several areas in Illinois including:
Elgin Police Dept. Web Page
Rockford – Governing Magazine
Dekalb Web Page