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Body Worn Camera (BWC) Project Information

The Elgin Police Department is currently in the process of implementing a body-worn (BWC) camera program. This page will contain information relating to the project implementation, which will conform with the Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act.

Project Milestones

  • February 24, 2017: Cameras delivered to Elgin PD.
  • December 7, 2016: Project submitted to the Elgin City Council for approval.
  • November 8, 2016: Camera test phase 2 ended.
  • October 10, 2016: Camera test phase 2 began. 
  • August 2, 2016: Request for proposal to vendors released. 
  • May 2, 2016: Ended camera test phase 1. Camera selection and purchase process to begin.
  • November, 2015: Accepted $250,000 grant from Bureau of Justice Administration.
  • September 2015: Elgin awarded $250,000 grant (with a $250,000 match required) from the Bureau of Justice Administration.
  • September 2015: Eight officers testing cameras during their shifts.

Chief Swoboda interview
Click here to be directed to video discussions relating to the BWC program

Meetings where updates and BWC conversations have occurred

  • Kiwanis Club, October 25, 2016
  • Chief's Community Meeting, August 22, 2016
  • Digital Prosecutions: Investigating and Prosecuting Cases in the Digital Era conference at the John Marshall Law School
  • Chief's Monthly Community Meeting, May 23, 2016 at the Elgin Police Department
  • Neighborhood Watch block captain meeting on May 3, 2016 meeting at the Elgin Police Department
  • Coffee with a Cop on April 21, 2016 at the Elgin Artspace Lofts
  • Citizens Police Academy on April 11, 2016 at the Elgin Police Department. 
  • Blackhawk neighborhood community meeting on March 29, 2016
  • Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association presentation on March 2, 2016 at The Centre of Elgin
  • Body worn camera presentation, February 18, 2016 at the Cornerstone Church in Plato Center, IL
  • Chief's Monthly Meeting, January 25, 2016 at the Elgin Police Department
  • North Country Knolls Neighborhood Meeting, October 6, 2015 as Presence St. Joseph's Hospital, 77 N Airlite St.
  • Chief's Community Meeting, September 28, 2015, at Elgin PD
  • Police and Community Conversation, September 16, 2015, at Second Baptist Church of Elgin, 1280 Summit St.
  • Coffee with a Cop, September 15, 2015, at Dunkin Donuts, 812 E. Chicago St.

Newspaper Articles and Television Interviews


Commander Ana Lalley
Project Manager
(847) 289-2761

Sergeant James Bisceglie
Assistant Project Manager
(847) 289-2602

Systems Specialist Mike Bayard
Equipment and Technical Specialist
(847) 289-2674

Senior Management Analyst
Kristie Hilton

Grant and Data Collection Administrator
(847) 289-2970

Elgin Police Department
151 Douglas Ave. 
Elgin, IL 60120