LGBTQ+ Resources

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

Resource Links

Center on Halstead Shelter for LGBTQ

Illinois Human Rights Commission

Elgin Community Crisis Center

Kane County Health Department


The Kenneth Young LGBTQ+ Center

Elgin Pride / ELGbtq+ 

The Matthew Shepard Project

Elgin Pride / ELGbtq+


Equality Illinois

School District 301 Diversity Club

Garfield Park Behavior Hospital

Innerbody Online Therapy Guide 

School District U-46 LGBTQ+ Community Support Group

Health and Wellness for LGBTQ+ 

GLAADThe Trevor Project

GLSENYou Can Be Anything
GSA Network

Human Rights Campaign
Youth Outlook - a teen group that meets every Monday at the YWCA at 6:30 p.m. 

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance from EPD regarding an LGBTQ+ question or issue, please contact Alyssa or Kristi.  

  1. Zopp

    Alyssa Zopp


  2. Woolard, Kristi COMMUNICATIONS

    Kristi Woolard


Wedding Photo
Chicago Pride 2019
Chicago Pride 2019
LGBTQ+ Squad Wrap