Near West Neighbors Association Meetings
Quarterly meetings are hosted at fire station #6 at 707 W. Chicago Street as needed.
Meet Officer Henke
Dear Near West Neighbors,
My name is Officer Robert Henke and I am currently the Resident Police Officer of 110 N. Union Street. For those of you that don’t know, the Resident Officer Program was initially designed to provide a safer more quiet neighborhood to live in while reducing crime and in turn, improving the quality of life for our residents. As a lifelong resident of Elgin, I have a vested interest in the City of Elgin and I am excited to be part of your neighborhood. In addition to being a life-long resident of Elgin, I am a second-generation police officer at the Elgin Police Department. I have received specialized training that will aid me in this position as your resident officer. I am a certified Juvenile Officer, Elderly Service Officer and I am a certified Crisis Intervention Officer. During my career, I also served in the Community Relations Division and was a D.A.R.E. Officer.
I look forward to working with each of you in a continued effort to build upon the already strong community relationship between the Elgin Police Department and our valued residents.
Your Resident Officer,
Ofc. Robert “Bob” Henke #254
Things to do to help deter crime in the neighborhood:
Report any suspicious activity/people in the area
Lock up your home and vehicles
Report any graffiti in the area
Report gang and drug activity
Stay involved with what is happening in your neighborhood