About Us


The Elgin Police Department is mindful of the dangers associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, but will continue to protect the public and provide essential police services. In order to limit exposure, the Elgin Police Department continues to implement safety measures to help protect both the public and our employees. One of these measures includes encouraging citizens to utilize the online option for filing police reports, whenever certain criteria is met.

Please note, there will be no change in our response to emergency calls for service.

Citizens are strongly encouraged to file police reports online for certain crimes and incidents. Incidents which qualify for online reporting are: Vehicle Burglary, Vandalism, Theft, Suspicious Activity, Identity Theft, and Harassment 

Please understand that an online police report can only be submitted if ALL of the following statements are true:

  • You are not reporting an emergency.
  • The incident occurred within the City of Elgin.
  • The incident did not occur on a Interstate 44.
  • The identities of the suspects are not known.

For more information about online reporting, or to file an online police report, CLICK HERE.

About the Department

The men and women of the Elgin Police Department are honored to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Elgin. We are committed to making sure that our residents and their families are safe and as free from crime.


The four core values of the Elgin Police Department are:

  • Integrity: We maintain the trust of the community by being honest, compassionate and consistent in our actions. We hold ourselves responsible to the highest standard of personal and professional ethical conduct.
  • Respect: We respect the sanctity of life, the dignity of all people, and use only that force necessary to accomplish our lawful duty.
  • Fairness: We treat everyone as we want to be treated by being objective, courteous, and equitable.
  • Pride: We take pride in our department and its historical heritage. We are dedicated to professionalism, service and moral courage.

School Resource Officer Program

The Elgin Police Department’s School Resource Officer Program has developed over the years to better address the community’s changing juvenile needs and to offer to the youth of our community the opportunity to succeed. The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program was developed to address juvenile crime and safety concerns in our local schools.

The SRO program places a police officer in the schools with the goal of creating and maintaining a safe, secure, and orderly learning environment for students, teachers, and staff. The SRO program reflects the community’s desire to ensure that its schools are safe and secure. SROs represent a proactive strategy designed to bring prevention and intervention into the schools.

A SRO is on campus daily at Elgin Public Schools. The presence of a uniformed police officer provides a deterrent to criminal activity by discouraging unwanted and undesirable visitors on the school grounds or in the surrounding area.