Community Relations/Crime Prevention

The Elgin Police Department is dedicated to the community-oriented policing philosophy. The success of the department’s crime prevention strategies depends upon all personnel working together in partnership with the community. The unit oversees an array of community programs to include the Citizens Police Academy (CPA), Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA), Family Finder Program, Senior Safety Presentations, Senior Citizens Police Academy (SCPA), and various safety presentations upon request. One of the longest-standing programs is Neighborhood Watch; this program is described below. The Community Outreach Specialists are ready to help you get involved!
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Neighborhood Watch Groups

Elgin has 140 Neighborhood Watch Groups. Neighborhood Watch Groups are the eyes and the ears of the community.  All groups have a Block Captain.  Block Captains, along with neighbors, are encouraged to become actively involved in crime prevention efforts, as well as the important process of information exchange between neighbors and the police department.  Block Captains receive periodic newsletters providing crime tips and updates; click here to view issues that were released.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the even-numbered months at 7:00 p.m., the police department hosts a meeting for Block Captains.  The meetings are generally held in the ballroom at the Elgin Centre.

2023 Meetings

*April 4th - Elgin Police Department Training Room (2nd Floor)

*June 6th - Centre Ballroom

*August 1st - National Night Out (No Meeting)

*October 3rd - Centre Ballroom

*December 5th - Centre Ballroom 

Senior Services

Our Crime Prevention Specialists are highly involved with our senior community and has a vast knowledge of resources available to them. If you need help with a senior issue, give us a call. 

For more information about EPD's senior services, click here