City responds to questions about police department Posted in: News In response to concerns raised on social media by Elginites about the status of the Elgin Police Department after the assistant chief was let go, the city released a status report for EPD last week. The entire report from city manager Thomas Mattis can be found online at www.elgintx.com/civicalerts.aspx. The report says that EPD has consistently experienced relatively high turnover in personnel, but the turnover rate has been consistent through recent years. Since 2016, a total of 21 officers have left EPD for a variety of reasons; nine left in 2016 or 2017, and 13 have left since the beginning of 2018,PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!