310 N. Spring

Northeast Neighborhood Association (NENA) Meetings

7:00 pm
First Thursday of each month
The Centre of Elgin, Wellness Room (first floor)
NENA website

Welcome Neighbors

Hello! My Name is Heather Farrell and I am very excited to be part of the innovative Resident Officer Program of Elgin (ROPE). I am the new resident officer of 310 N. Spring Street. I began this position in ROPE in September 2013. My main focus is to provide a safe, quiet neighborhood to live in, reduce crime and to form solid community partnerships. I want to empower residents in my ROPE area to take ownership of their neighborhood and improve the quality of life through problem solving. As for me, I am a true Elginite. I attended Lords Park Elementary and grew up in Parkwood. I stayed in Elgin until I went to college at Western Illinois University, where I majored in Spanish. I lived abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico and Valdelavilla, Spain. Upon returning from school, I made my way back to Elgin where I have lived the last seven years in the northeast area, near the old Sherman Hospital. I have been an officer with Elgin Police Department for seven years. Prior to ROPE, I was on midnight patrol. I believe this to be the foundation of police work and it has made me a well-rounded, experienced, street familiar officer. I am bilingual in Spanish and am a juvenile officer as well. Being a resident of Elgin, I have spent quality time getting to know the community, both during work and off duty. I take pride in ownership of my home and improving the quality of life for myself, my family and my neighbors. Along the way, I have participated in city events like the Foxtrot, NeighborWorks, ROPE camp and National Night Out. I always strive to support city establishments anticipating them to succeed and flourish economically. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Please feel free to stop by and say hello, call me, or drop me an email.

Recent Neighborhood Issues

Please remember to always lock up your home when you leave. Also, if you are going to be out of town, feel free to contact me and I can provide extra surveillance while you are gone. As far as car burglaries go, remember to always lock your doors and remove any items of value from the vehicle. GPSs have been one of the most common items taken from vehicles, so remember to take those with you when your leave your vehicle parked. Leaving valuables in sight provides an opportunity for criminal behavior.