Special Investigations  

Special Investigations is comprised of officer and detectives who investigate drug and gang crimes. Together, both units strive to make the city of Elgin a safer community. Some of Special Investigations' responsibilities include:

  • Responding to neighborhood complaints of drug activity
  • Executing search warrants and performing undercover operations
  • Utilizing local resources to address neighborhood concerns
  • Providing intervention, prevention, and education to the community about many subjects including drug and gang awareness

Drug Unit and Special Investigations Group

The Drug Unit and Special Investigations Group (SIG) often work together, not only to combat the drug trafficking trade, but also to focus on the intervention and prevention of drug and gang activity within the city of Elgin.

SIG works to suppress criminal gang activity, investigate gang-related crimes, and gather intelligence on known and suspected gang members. This unit provides the department with experts in intelligence gathering, and members have received training specific to gang-related crimes. SIG officers also provide awareness training to schools, corporations, social service agencies, probation officers and civilian groups. Additionally, this group provides other special enforcement to address departmental and community needs. This can include gang enforcement, traffic enforcement, as well as special details within the community. This includes Violent Offender Verification and career offender review.

Sex Offender and Violent Offender Registration

SIG monitors sex offenders who reside in Elgin to ensure their compliance with the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act. All required information is collected and submitted to the Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registration Unit for inclusion in their sex offender database. View the state’s sex offender website. Access the Offender Watch information maintained by us.

Similar to the sex offender program, SIG monitors violent offenders who resident in Elgin to ensure their compliance with the Illinois Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act. View the state's violent offender website.