Records Division

Records staff provide a variety of services to department staff, governmental agencies, and to the general public. The integrity of the department’s records management system is paramount. Staff members provide checks and balances to ensure all crime reports and associated documents are stored and accessed properly.

Please refer to the hours provided to the right when seeking in-person assistance with any of the following:

Background Checks

Background checks can be obtained during office hours. Information provided within background checks is limited to Elgin’s jurisdiction. There is no charge; however, a valid driver’s license or other valid photo identification will be required.

COVID-19 and Records Operations

Our Records Division has suspended fingerprinting services until further notice. If you need a copy of a traffic crash report, please call  847-289-2575 between the hours of 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, or email Records, and they will send a copy of the report via email while also waiving the $5 fee. 

Obtain a Police Report

To request a copy of a police report, a Freedom of Information Act Request Form must be completed. Please note: it will take up to 5 business days to process the request. You will have the option of picking up the documents, having them e-mailed, or mailed to you.