The Police Department provides protection, safety and security to the community. The department is responsible for crime prevention/community relations, patrol, investigations, traffic enforecement, evidence procurement, communications, records, training, youth programs and community service. The department divides these responsibilities into three programs: Crime Prevention/Community Relations, Investigations and Patrol. The department has adopted the following mission statement:
“The South Elgin Police Department exists to enhance the quality of life in South Elgin by working in partnership with the community. We are dedicated to exhibit a strong fundamental belief in the core values of professionalism, integrity and compassion. The South Elgin Police Department will remain dedicated to provide a safe environment and treat people with respect and dignity.”
Meet the Police Chief
Police Chief Jerry Krawczyk started with the South Elgin Police Department in 1996, and previously served as Deputy Chief of the department. Jerry earned a Bachelor's Degree from St. Xavier University and an MBA from Webster University. Jerry has completed the Northwestern Staff and Command and the FBI National Academy 400-hour training programs for police executives. Should come as no surprise that a person who swore an oath to uphold the law is an ice hockey referee (as well as a hockey player) when not on duty.