What are police chaplains for?
The police chaplains program was established to provide citizens and police employees with an on-call chaplain who is available 24 hours a day for counseling, consultation, crisis intervention, and other related services. This volunteer program consists of twelve chaplains of varying denominations who serve indefinite terms. Examples of the chaplain's duties include assisting department members and their families, notifying relatives of a citizen's death, assisting with catastrophic events, and giving invocations at various official ceremonies. The program is coordinated by a primary chaplain who is selected by the chief of police. His or her duties include the recruitment and orientation of other chaplains and the scheduling of meetings and training for the other chaplains. For more information, or to express interest in becoming a police chaplain, contact 847-289-2578.

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1. Where can I find general information about the Elgin Police Department?
2. What happens with an abandoned vehicle?
3. What is Elgin's bicycle registration policy?
4. What do I do if I suspect there is a child abuse situation?
5. What is the Citizen's Police Academy?
6. What Community Relations/Crime Prevention programs are there?
7. What is the Crime-Free Housing Unit?
8. How can Crime Prevention help a business?
9. What does Elgin do about curfew violations?
10. How can I get information about domestic violence?
11. What is the city's door-to-door solicitor policy?
12. How do I file a drug or gang activity complaint?
13. Does Elgin charge for false alarm responses?
14. What are some home safety tips?
15. What can I do about illegally parked vehicles?
16. How do I report a missing person?
17. What happens if I receive a moving violation?
18. What is the Neighborhood Watch program?
19. What happens with reported noise violations?
20. How do I obtain a police record or report?
21. Does the city monitor overweight vehicles?
22. What information is available about parking violations?
23. What personal safety tips do you offer?
24. What are police chaplains for?
25. What information should be provided in a police emergency?
26. How may I schedule a police department tour?
27. How can I schedule a ride-along?
28. Do I need my vehicle's title and registration?
29. Does the department offer vacation house watch services?
30. Do you offer victim services?
31. Does Elgin have a women's safehouse?