The Police Department provides protection, safety and security to the community through the enforcement of federal, state and local criminal and traffic laws. Areas of service include patrol, investigations and crime prevention/community relations. The department also provides proactive public education programs and participates in specialized inter-jurisdictional task forces. The department’s mission statement follows:
“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 Chieif 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, Northwestern Staff and Command and the FBI National Academy. 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.