Crime Prevention

Although the police department enforces the law--arresting those violating it, a great deal of police officers’ time is spent educating residents on preventing a crime before it happens. This page is dedicated to:

Each year, communities across the country celebrate October as Crime Prevention Month.  Whether your neighborhood has been hit by crime or escaped unscathed, taking part in Crime Prevention Month is a great way to help keep your community safe. Crime prevention is everyone's business, not just a concern for law enforcement agencies.  If you are interested in establishing a Neighborhood Watch group in your area, contact a Community Relations Officer at 847-741-2151.

The department has compiled the following crime prevention tips, don't fall victim due to lack of knowledge or by thinking it can't happen to you.  Additional information including Safety Advice,  Scam AlertsBullying/Cyberbullying and Distracted Driving is also available.

The South Elgin Police Department also partners with the:


Defacing Public and Private Property is a Crime
Includes state and local laws.

October is Crime Prevention Month

Identity Theft Awareness
Safeguard your information.

Auto Theft Prevention-Keep Thieves Driving By

Simple Road Safety Rules for New Drivers

Prevent Road Rage - Don't Take Your Anger on the Road

Don't Make it Easy for a Thief to Steal Your Wheels

Avoid Carjacking

Workplace Crime Prevention

Workplace Safety: Office Theft and Other Crimes

Workplace Safety: Common Trouble Locations

Safety in the Office

Crime Does Not Occur at Night Only - Lock Up!

ATM Security

Whistle Defense Program

Business Security

Avoid Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes

Halloween Safety Tips From the National Security Council

Being Streetwise Can Prevent a Crime