Special Investigations Division

The Special Investigations Division is comprised of the Drug and Gang Crimes Units, and the Unit for Special Assignments. Together, all units strive to make the city of Elgin a safer community. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Responding to neighborhood complaints of drug activity
  • Executing search warrants and performing undercover operations
  • Utilizing local resources to address neighborhood concerns to include multifamily housing
  • Providing intervention, prevention, and education to the community about many subjects including drug and gang awareness
  • Helping organize and coordinate neighborhood watches, parties, and National Night Out

Drug Unit and Special Investigations Group

The Drug and Special Investigations Group (SIG) often work together, not only to combat the drug trafficking trade but also to focus on the intervention and prevention of gang activity within Elgin.

SIG works to suppress criminal gang activity, investigate gang-related crimes, and gather intelligence on known and suspected gang members. This unit provides the department with experts in intelligence gathering, and members have received training specific to gang-related crimes. SIG officers also provide awareness training to schools, corporations, social service agencies, probation officers and civilian groups. Additionally, this group provides other special enforcement to address departmental and community needs. This can include gang enforcement, traffic enforcement, as well as special details within the community. This includes Violent Offender Verification and career offender review.

Sex Offender and Violent Offender Registration

SIG monitors sex offenders who reside in Elgin to ensure their compliance with the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act. All required information is collected and submitted to the Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registration Unit for inclusion in their sex offender database. View the state’s sex offender website. Access the Offender Watch information maintained by us.

Similar to the sex offender program the Unit for Special Assignments (USA) monitors violent offenders who resident in Elgin to ensure their compliance with the Illinois Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act. View the state's violent offender website.