Elgin Police Department

  • Agency: Elgin Police Department
  • Address: 151 Douglas Ave., Elgin, 60120 IL
  • Chief: Lisa Womack (Chief of Police)
Phone: (847) 289-2700

Elgin Police Department is located at 151 Douglas Ave., Elgin, 60120 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Lisa Womack. The Elgin Police Department phone number is (847) 289-2700.

Elgin Police Department News

Here are a few pictures from our Business Chats that we're conducting along the Randall Road corridor this week. Today we'll be in the College Green/Bowes/Hopps business areas at 11 a.m. #EPDEngages

#EPDCommunityNotification There are several streets and intersections impacted by the downpour we received. Please be careful when driving. Use caution, take your time and don't take unnecessary chances. If you can avoid commuting for a bit, please do so. Our Community Emergency Response Team and Hanover Township Emergency Services are on hand to help us block areas that are not passable. Water levels should subside as the rain slows. If you have an emergency, give us a call.

#EPDCommunityNotification Subject arrested for drug and ammunition offenses EPD CRN 2018-35027 On May 30, 2018, at approximately 12:03 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of N. State St. / Mountain St. The driver, identified as Marco A. Medina-Perez, 45-years-old of the 0-100 block of Wilcox Ave., Elgin, was found to be driving on a suspended license and taken into custody. During a search of his vehicle, officers located an amount of methamphetamine and several rounds of ammunition. Mr. Medina-Perez was charged with the following offenses: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine - Class 2 felony Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine – Class 1 felony Obstructing Justice – Class 4 felony FOID card required; possession of ammunition – Class A misdemeanor Three driving/traffic citations Mr. Medina-Perez is currently being held on these charges and will appear in bond court on May 31, 2018. *** The public is reminded that an arrest is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.***

#EPDCommunityNotification EPD CRN 2018-34958 Shooting Investigation UPDATE: May 30, 2018 | 7:53 a.m. The Gang Crimes Unit continues to investigate yesterday’s shooting incident. The victim was transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital for further care. As of this time, there are no additional updates to provide. We continue to ask that anyone with information pertinent to this case please call (847) 289-2503, or text 847411 and include ELGINPD at the beginning of the text, along with the message and/or tip information. *************************************************** We are currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred today at approximately 3:59 p.m. in the 0-100 block of N. Edison Ave. The offender fled the scene on foot. One victim was struck and transported to the hospital. The Gang Unit is on scene and investigating; more information will be provided when it becomes available. Anyone with information pertinent to this case is encouraged to call (847) 289-2503, or text 847411 and include ELGINPD at the beginning of the text, along with the message and/or tip information.

EVENT REMINDER: All members of the Elgin community are invited to a community conversation on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at The Centre of Elgin Heritage Ballroom, located at 100 Symphony Way. The meeting is hosted by the Clergy Coalition of Elgin in partnership with the City of Elgin and the Elgin Police Department. This meeting will provide information about the process involving the investigation being conducted by the Illinois State Police into the death of DeCynthia Clements. Although there is no new information to announce, staff will be able to communicate a general timeframe, the role of each government agency in the process and potential next steps. The meeting will offer community members significant time in small group settings to ask questions and share thoughts on policing in Elgin. Members of the Elgin City Council, the Elgin Police Department, staff from the City Manager’s Office, clergy leaders and other community leaders will be on hand to take questions and listen to concerns shared by the public. The presentation and a log of questions asked at the meeting and their answers will be made available following the session at cityofelgin.org/convofaq.

Today we remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their service. If you're interested in participating in an Elgin Memorial Day event, information is available here: https://www.elginmemorialday.org/

Business Chats will occur this week beginning on Tuesday. We will be popping into businesses in the areas posted just to see if they need anything from us.

Here's an old-school photo of Chief Swoboda. Really we can only tell because he's wearing sergeant stripes. He still uses that same computer. Anyway, he's starting his last week here at EPD. You are invited to his retirement ceremony on Thursday at 3 p.m. hosted at The Centre of Elgin. Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/168335870513480/

Officer James Bailey (sitting 2nd from left) read roll call to the afternoon shift today, which is his last day with us at EPD. He was also presented with a plaque for his dedication to the Elgin Police Explorer Post. We will miss you, but we wish you well & thank you for your service!

The Elgin Teen Life Lip Sync Competition is coming up - registration is closing Monday and it is required for participation. Visit www.cityofelgin.org/elginteenlife to submit your entry!

The Elgin Fox Trot is this morning, which means there are street closures that may impact your travels. Please be patient and mindful that runners and walkers are out and about. If you're going to be in the downtown area, please allow extra commuting time. **This race takes place on Saturday, May 26 in downtown Elgin, with races and walk starting at the intersection of Kimball Street and Douglas Avenue. The 10-mile run begins with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 10K at 7:40 a.m., the 5K at 8:00 a.m., and the 2-mile “Walk for a Cause” at 7:50 a.m.** Good luck to all of the participants!

Chief Swoboda is winding down his goodbye tour today on WRMN 1410 Radio's #FridaywiththeFuzz. On his second to last episode he brought two EPD retirees who each had an impactful role in his policing career. On the far left is Lieutenant Paul McCurtain and next to him is Sergeant Larry Lundsberg. It is cool to listen to all of them reminisce about their histories in Elgin, and we thank Paul and Larry for joining us today. One more episode to go ....

It's time to start planning your National Night Out neighborhood party! This year, National Night Out will occur on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-8 p.m. We encourage our neighborhoods to register their parties with us, and get the planning underway! A link to online registration is available at www.cityofelgin.org/crcp. Questions? Call us at 847-289-2530.

We know it’s summer when Cherie Aschenbrenner’s Senior Citizens Police Academy is underway! Chief Swoboda is delivering his last welcome to an academy with Deputy Chief Wolf standing by. We are happy to meet this group of involved citizens!

On Saturday, the #EPDSWAT team participated in the City of Elgin-Government, City Services and Community News Public Works Open House. The kids got to check out the cool SWAT equipment, talk to officers, and climb around in the BATT. Everyone had a great time and as always, the open house was a blast for families (and our officers). Thank you for the invitation! #EPDEngages

We've got more business chats scheduled this week! Officers will be visiting the business areas listed to see if there is anything they need from us. Maybe we will see you! #EPDEngages

Commander Lalley, Lieutenant Rafferty, and SRO Detective Vega participated in a town hall Q&A’ for a law class at Larkin High School this week. They fielded great questions from the students and enjoyed their time interacting. #EPDEngages School District U-46

Chief Swoboda here - Officer Schultz has performed admirably with his K9 for the day assignment. Unfortunately this lil guy pulled too hard and was difficult for Jeff to control. So, if you know where on Hunter Drive this pup belongs, give us a call, 847 289-2500.

Congratulations to Sergeant Rick Demierre on his recent graduation from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Staff and Command school. A great amount of effort and dedication is required to complete this rigorous leadership course for law enforcement managers and we are proud of your accomplishment!

THANK YOU to the EPD Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association​ (CPAAA)! They provided a cookout lunch to members of EPD today (and are providing pizza and wings to our night-shifter's) to show their appreciation for our department. EPD has the most supportive group of volunteers and we can't express our appreciation enough. Thank you again for being so great to us, CPAAA!

Chief Swoboda is winding down his hosting of WRMN 1410 Radio's #FridaywiththeFuzz. Today he brought it back to its roots with the hosts from when it all began, Mike Hunziker and Michael Green. They'll reminisce about where they were, and how much Fuzz Nation has grown and evolved. Check it out!

Come out and see us at Cop on Rooftop we will be here till noon raising money for Special Olympics.

We are still here!! Dunkin Donuts at Clocktower raising funds for Special Olympics!!! THANK YOU ELGIN for all your donations our community is awesome!! #CopOnARooftop #EPDEngages #LetsDoThisElgin

#CopOnARooftop #EPDEngages #LetsDoThisElgin!! Come on down Elgin to the Dunkin Donuts at Clocktower!! The Chief is here!! Come say Hi!! And support Special Olympics!!

Good Morning Elgin!! We are at the Clocktower Dunkin Donuts until noon raising money to support Special Olympics!! Hope to see you here!! #CopOnRooftop #EPDEngages #LetsDoThisElgin!!