Elderly Service Officers
The Elgin Police Department has elderly service officers who are trained to assist Elgin senior citizens who have been victimized, or are at risk for victimization. The officers conduct visits with victims to answer questions and to discuss prevention measures relating to a particular crime or scam. To schedule a visit with an elderly service officer, call (847) 289-2626.
Cellular Assistance for Seniors of Elgin
The department has emergency 911 cell phones available for Elgin seniors. These phones are free of charge, with no monthly fee. The phones only call 911. To be eligible for this service, you must be at least 60 years of age and reside in Elgin. Cell phone donations are also accepted for this program.
Senior Lock Box Program
The safety of Elgin's senior citizens and their access to emergency assistance is important. This is why the Elgin Fire Department sponsors the “Senior Residential Lock Box Program." Find more information about this program.
Senior Citizens Police Academy
For senior citizens who would like to learn more about the police department, the Senior Citizens Police Academy provides seniors who are at least 55 years of age with the opportunity to learn about the department’s Tactical Response Team, K-9 Unit, Drug and Gang Units, and much more. The academy is free. Elgin residents are first priority for acceptance; a criminal background check will be conducted for each applicant.
Sign Up for Scam Information
Cherie Aschenbrenner has an email scam alert program. Provide her with your email address and she will send scam information out daily or weekly, based on when information is obtained by the police department. Over 900 seniors subscribe to this service! Cherie will also send the Senior Newsletter to subscribers, as well as TRIAD event flyers and information. Email Cherie today!
The department offers an array of presentations for seniors. If you would like to schedule a presentation, contact Cherie Aschenbrenner. The flyers below are relevant to the presentations available:
- Driving Legally, Safer and Longer (PDF)
- Bankers and Seniors Against Financial Exploitation (PDF)
- Fires and Falls Prevention Information (PDF)
- Identity Theft Presentation (PDF)
- Medicine Control and Disposal (PDF)
(Information About the Police Department's Medication Disposal Program)
- Personal Safety Presentation (PDF)
- Top Senior Scams Presentation (PDF)
- Smishing, Phishing, Spooking and More Presentation (PDF)
- Triad Trivia Flyer (PDF)
- What is Triad? (PDF)