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Police Administration call (847) 289-2500.
For non-emergencies call (847) 289-2700.
For emergencies dial 9-1-1. Elgin Police Department Website
The Elgin Police Departments Community Relation/Crime Prevention Division is available to the general public to provide assistance with past, on-going and future concerning within the Greater Elgin Community. The division offers program on personal safety, scams, burglary prevention, home security checks, child safety and fingerprinting, C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team Training), police Explorers and many other programs. For more information on programs available feel free to give us a call at 847-289-2530.
When you dial 911 for emergency assistance, the dispatcher will answer the phone and ask you questions about the emergency. They are: your name, the address of the emergency, the telephone number you are calling from, a brief description of the emergency such as "an intruder is in my house," or "there is an accident at the intersection of ADDRESS and ADDRESS." Emergency dispatchers agree that remaining calm is the most important thing you can do to help them help you. The telecommunicator will, many times, continue to question you after the appropriate police, fire, EMS units are dispatched. In emergency medical situations, the telecommunicators are trained to provide you with emergency medical information which may be used prior to paramedics arrvial. The questioning does not slow down the emergency response. The telecommunicators ask these questions to help them accurately evaluate your specific situation, ensuring the correct type of equipment and number of personnel are assigned. Any information which may affect officers or firefighter safety is also broadcasted to the responding units. For additional information about Emergency Communications, please stop by the Elgin Police Department located at 151 Douglas Ave, Elgin, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday -Friday or you may call 847-289-2770. Communications Division
The police department has a wide variety of skilled positions that provide for Elgin's public safety. If you're interested in becoming a police officer, you must meet the following minimum qualifications: be at least 21 years old, possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college, be eligible for a state of Illinois driver's license. There is no minimum or maximum requirement for height and weight. You must be in good health, be of good character and reputation, and must never have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor. Applicants who meet the above criteria must also pass a series of tests that include both a written, a physical ability test, oral skills exam, a drug screening, a background investigation, a polygraph test, and a psychological profile. If you'd like more information about becoming an Elgin police officer, contact the department located at 151 Douglas Ave, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, email the department at Elgin_PD@cityofelgin.org, or call 847-289-2680. When available, applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Department at City Hall, 150 Dexter Court, or online at the city's website.