The Elgin Police Department is committed to supporting the LGBTQ+ community. This is inclusive of department-wide training in LGBTQ+ issues, updating police policies, a designated non-binary cell, and proper use of pronouns. Officer Alyssa Zopp has been an Elgin Police Officer for two and a half years. She is currently assigned to afternoon shift patrol and is a member of the department's Emergency Services Detail and SWAT team. Officer Zopp is also one of the department's certified Fair and Impartial Policing instructors.
Kristi Woolard is a lifelong Elgin resident and has been with the police department for 7 years. She graduated from Larkin High School and spent 4 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Correctional Specialist. She started with the police department as an Animal Control Officer and then transitioned into her role as a telecommunicator, which is where she has been for the last 4 years.
Some of our LGBTQ+ initiatives include:
- Hosting a teen group every Monday at the YWCA at 6:30 p.m.
- Kane County Networking Group
- Member of the Kane County Workplace Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
- Participating in parade and outreach opportunities
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance from EPD regarding an LGBTQ+ question or issue, please contact Alyssa or Kristi.