Northeast Neighborhood Association (NENA) Meetings
7:00 pm First Thursday of each month The Centre of Elgin, Wellness Room (first floor) NENA website
Officer Alva is the Resident Officer Program of Elgin (ROPE) officer for 310 N. Spring St. ROPE was created with that vision that by working and living in a distressed neighborhood, the department will provide police service and outreach initiatives. It is hoped that their presence empowers residents to work together to problem solve, improve their quality of life, and independently take ownership of the neighborhood.
Officer Alva was born and raised in Elgin and lived on the east side for the entirety of his childhood. He’s an alumnus of McKinley Elementary School, Ellis and Larsen Middle Schools, and Elgin High School. Growing up he had the opportunity to participate in Elgin police programs such as Shop with a Cop and D.A.R.E. These, along with other programs, have allowed him to experience firsthand the positive results that community policing can have. When asked what he hopes to achieve in his role as a ROPE officer, Officer Alva stated, “I look forward to engaging, communicating, and working with my future neighbors and improving the quality of life while also reducing crime.”