Why Elgin is the Right Choice

With 189 Police Officers, the Elgin Police Department serves an estimated population of 114,000 and is the sixth largest city in the state of Illinois. 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. The department offers career growth, opportunity, and a supportive environment.

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  • 2024 Salary: $82,384 - $113,249
  • 2025 Salary: $84,856 - $120,146
  • Prior law enforcement experience may be given starting pay considerations
  • All Uniforms and Equipment Provided
  • Accrue up to 60 Hours of Compensatory Time
  • Take-Home Vehicle Program
  • Health Care Plans
  • Free Health Club Membership at the Centre of Elgin
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Receive $400 and a Personal Day for Passing the POWER Test
  • Pension
  • 457 Deferred Comp Plan/Roth IRA

Community Engagement

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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