The City of Elgin, Illinois, the sixth largest city in the state, is located 35 miles northwest of Chicago and is proud of its diversity in demographics and culture. With 189 Police Officers, the Elgin Police Department serves an estimated population of 114,000. The department is dedicated to working in partnership with the community to promote safety and enhance the quality of life by serving with professionalism, encouraging open communication, and embracing diversity. No matter which area of law enforcement interests you, the Elgin Police Department has something to offer. By hiring diverse, talented, and unique individuals, the department will continue to meet any challenges and provide the best service to the Elgin community.
Community policing has been at the heart of the department’s core policing philosophy. This philosophy continues to help connect us with our community, hear perspectives, and embrace differences. We remain committed to this philosophy and will continue to create a welcoming, diverse, and professional department to provide our community with the best service.
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