Police in the northwest suburb have been looking at “body cam” technology for about the last year.
The Elgin Police Department credited its use of Facebook for helping catch an escaped mental health prisoner earlier this week.
With the street gang problem out of control in the Chicago area, more police departments are turning to the use of street gang lawsuits that allow them to prevent gang members from hanging out with each other.
Crime in Elgin is at a 40-year low, but police said they’re also seeing a dramatic spike in burglaries, which shot up 31 percent last year.
Are people being targeted by vandals in one suburban neighborhood or are they just innocent victims? That’s the question Elgin police are trying to figure out after several cars were vandalized Monday – and it wasn’t the first time.
A 10-year Elgin Police veteran, who quit the force last week, has been indicted for allegedly planting evidence at a crime scene.