Body-Worn Camera Project

The Elgin Police Department is currently in the process of implementing a body-worn (BWC) camera program. This page will contain information relating to the project implementation, which will conform with the Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act.

Project Milestones

  • June, 2017; Cameras deployed 
  • February 24, 2017: Cameras delivered to Elgin PD.
  • December 7, 2016: Project submitted to the Elgin City Council for approval.
  • November 8, 2016: Camera test phase 2 ended.
  • October 10, 2016: Camera test phase 2 began.
  • August 2, 2016: Request for proposal to vendors released.
  • May 2, 2016: Ended camera test phase 1. Camera selection and purchase process to begin.
  • November, 2015: Accepted $250,000 grant from Bureau of Justice Administration.
  • September 2015: Elgin awarded $250,000 grant (with a $250,000 match required) from the Bureau of Justice Administration.
  • September 2015: Eight officers testing cameras during their shifts.

Videos

Body Cam Video

View video discussions relating to the BWC program.

Meetings where updates and BWC conversations have occurred

  • Kiwanis Club, October 25, 2016
  • Chief's Community Meeting, August 22, 2016
  • Digital Prosecutions: Investigating and Prosecuting Cases in the Digital Era conference at the John Marshall Law School
  • Chief's Monthly Community Meeting, May 23, 2016 at the Elgin Police Department
  • Neighborhood Watch block captain meeting on May 3, 2016 meeting at the Elgin Police Department
  • Coffee with a Cop on April 21, 2016 at the Elgin Artspace Lofts
  • Citizens Police Academy on April 11, 2016 at the Elgin Police Department.
  • Blackhawk neighborhood community meeting on March 29, 2016
  • Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association presentation on March 2, 2016 at The Centre of Elgin
  • Body worn camera presentation, February 18, 2016 at the Cornerstone Church in Plato Center, IL
  • Chief's Monthly Meeting, January 25, 2016 at the Elgin Police Department
  • North Country Knolls Neighborhood Meeting, October 6, 2015 as Presence St. Joseph's Hospital, 77 N Airlite St.
  • Chief's Community Meeting, September 28, 2015, at Elgin PD
  • Police and Community Conversation, September 16, 2015, at Second Baptist Church of Elgin, 1280 Summit St.
  • Coffee with a Cop, September 15, 2015, at Dunkin Donuts, 812 E. Chicago St.

Newspaper Articles and Television Interviews