Chief's Message

As the Chief of Police, I am pleased to have the opportunity to introduce you to the Elgin Police Department. Through the helpful information contained in our website, you will find our agency is committed to addressing the concerns of our community and the various services we provide.

Guided by our Executive Staff, the members of the Elgin Police Department are devoted to professionalism and to increase our overall quality of life. We are a proactive department that strives to build lasting relationships with all of Elgin’s diverse community. Through our data driven, intelligence led approach, we work to reduce both actual crime and the opportunity for crime to occur in an efficient and effective manner.

Faithful to our values surrounded by the principals of integrity, communication, transparency and accountability we want to earn the trust and respect of our community each and every day.

As members of our community, we know that our city administration including our city manager, mayor and city council have made an uncompromising commitment to public safety in Elgin. I share this commitment and encourage you to contact us with suggestions or comments. My email contact is and my office phone is (512)285-6807.

Patrick South

Chief of Police