swobodaJeffrey Swoboda is the 34th police chief of the Elgin Police Department, where he oversees more than 250 sworn and civilian staff. He worked his way up through the ranks from a police officer assigned to the city’s Resident Office Program, where he worked and lived in one of Elgin’s highest crime areas, to leading Elgin’s Gang and Drug units, and serving as deputy chief. Chief Swoboda earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Aurora University and a master’s degree in administration of law enforcement from Western Illinois University. He also has completed executive training at Northwestern University, the University of Notre Dame, and through the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Senior Management Institute for Police. e chief is a member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin, Kane County Chiefs of Police, and Rotary International.