Police Department

Welcome to the home page for the Elgin Police Department. We’re happy that you stopped to look around.

The Elgin Police Department is a full service department made up of men and women dedicated to providing the citizens of Elgin and visitors to the City with the highest level of service possible.


The department is under the direction of Chief of Police, Patrick South and our personnel work in one of 3 divisions:
  • Administrative Services
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Patrol


We are committed to our mission of providing quality public service while partnering with the community to promote a higher quality of life.

Starting and Growing a Neighborhood Watch

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Fundamental Values

Our fundamental values are: 
  • Communications
  • Community trust
  • Employee trust
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving

Citizen Police Academy 
Class 10

September 26th-December 5th, 2019

Class size is LIMITED-APPLY NOW!

For more information click here.
We sincerely hope that you will let us know how we can better serve you and anticipate a positive relationship while together we move Elgin forward to a brighter future.
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