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, proper use of pronouns. Lieutenant Travis Hooker, a lifetime Elgin resident, is a Certified LGBTQ+ Liaison Officer and Certified Trainer for LGBTQ+ and Law Enforcement. He is a graduate of St. Edward's High School and Judson University and has been a K9 handler, patrol shift supervisor, and internal compliance sergeant. 

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 LGBTQIllinois Human Rights Commission
Elgin Community Crisis CenterKane County Health Department
EEOCThe Kenneth Young LGBTQ+ Center
Elgin Pride / ELGbtq+ The Matthew Shepard Project
Elgin Pride / ELGbtq+Pflag 
Equality IllinoisSchool District 301 Diversity Club
Garfield Park Behavior HospitalSchool District U-46 LGBTQ+ Community Support Group
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 a LGBTQ+ question or issue, please give Lieutenant Hooker a call.

  1. Travis Hooker

    Travis Hooker

    Phone: 847-289-2520

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