ROPE Model

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The Resident Officer Program of Elgin (ROPE) originated in 1991. The ROPE program was created to improve the quality of life for the Elgin residents, neighborhood by neighborhood, in combating crime by working with the community to arrest the deteriorating conditions that existed. At the beginning of ROPE, three cities became selected. Due to the great success of these three areas, in 1997 five new ROPE neighborhoods were created. In 1993 the Illinois Court location was closed, in 1990 three years after it opened in, due to the success of the ROPE program, supported by a substantial decrease in crime.

Per the Sergeant Rick Santiago, “the ROPE program is one of the several innovative programs that the law enforcement officials and residents

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