The City of Elgin, Illinois seeks highly qualified police officer candidates. Founded in 1836 and located 35 miles northwest of Chicago, Elgin is proud of its diversity in demographics and culture. From its revitalized downtown area, including the award-winning Riverwalk and the Hemmens Cultural Center, to its many comfortable neighborhoods, four historic districts, 1,600 acre parks system and extensive regional recreational assets, Elgin offers a unique quality of life, whether one is interested in city or suburban living. Elgin's motto, "The City in the Suburbs", embodies a celebration of Elgin's past, enjoyment of the present, and the promise of Elgin's future. Elgin operates under the council-manager form of government, which was adopted in Elgin in 1954. The City has approximately 650 Full Time Employees and a $275 million budget. The City of Elgin's Strategic Principles and Priorities serve as a guide for the City and community. The City Council has established the following values and goals to help it realize Elgin's full potential as "The City in the Suburbs": Collaboration, Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion, Stewardship, to be the City of Choice, to be a Safe and Healthy Community, to be a High Performing and Financially Stable Government.
The Elgin Police Department currently has 182 uniformed police officers.
Essential functions – Preserving the public peace; protecting life and property; preventing crimes; detecting and arresting violators of the law; enforcing all criminal and traffic laws of the State of Illinois and the ordinances of the City of Elgin.
Typical tasks - conducting traffic accident investigations; patrolling an assigned area of the City; investigating suspicious incidents; conducting preliminary investigations; preserving evidence and interviewing witnesses
Additional Salary Information: All officers start at base pay and reach top range in 4.5 years. Officers receive overtime pay rate at one and on-half their pay rate. Certain certifications provide additional pay.
About Elgin Police Department
The Elgin Police Department is dedicated to working in partnership with the community to promote safety and enhance the quality of life by serving with professionalism, encouraging open communication and embracing diversity.
Engaged - Partnering with our citizens and involved in our community.
Progressive - Embracing innovative strategies while maintaining proven practices.
Dedicated - Serving with integrity and professionalism.