News: Public Safety

Police News, Fire News, and other Safety-Related News

  • Structure Fire 419 S. 14th Street

    02/05/2016 - On Jan. 21, 2016 at 3:12 p.m., the St. Charles Fire Department responded to a reported house fire involving the stairwell of a home at 419 S. 14th Street. 
  • You Can Rely on the Quality of St. Charles Water

    02/04/2016 - The City of St. Charles is committed to providing a continuous supply of safe, reliable and economical water to its customers. Every year the Water Division distributes a report that summarizes the quality of the City’s drinking water.Our water is tested in accordance with strict EPA regulations, so you can be assured your drinking water is safe and meets or exceeds all water quality standards as listed in the Safe Drinking Act. You can read the 2015 Water Quality Report on the City website.
  • Know Where Your Local Warming Centers Are

    02/02/2016 - While it’s always best to stay inside to avoid dangerously cold weather, sometimes that’s not possible. It’s important to prepare for the cold before you venture out. Visit these facilities during normal operating hours if you need to get out of the cold and warm up:St. Charles Public Library, 1 South 6th AvenueCharlestowne Mall, 3800 East Main StreetMunicipal Building, 2 E. Main St. (during weekly office hours)St. Charles Park District Pottawatomie Community Center,8 North Avenue
  • Look Out for Dangerous Ice

    02/02/2016 - The St. Charles Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the dangers of walking on ice-covered bodies of water.Ice thickness and stability are never guaranteed.

Police News

St. Charles Police Department Hosting Citizens Police Academy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a part of the law enforcement profession? The St. Charles Police Department once again is hosting its annual Citizens Police Academy, which will run from March 22 through May 19, 2016.

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Burglary/Criminal Damage Arrest – St. Charles Park District Buildings

On December 19, 2015, at 1:45 p.m., officers responded to the Otter Cove Water Park and the concession building for the James O’Breen Park for a report of a burglary that was discovered. 

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Holiday Safety Reminders from the St. Charles Police & Fire Departments

No one wants to be a Grinch and ruin the spirit of the season, but you should take some extra safety precautions around the holidays. Take a look at this Holiday Safety List (you may even want to check it twice.)

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Completion of Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Detail

The St. Charles Police Department completed a fourteen-day enforcement period in connection with the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaigns.  Additional patrol officers were assigned to enforcement details centered on the busy holiday travel season at night time hours when impaired driving is more likely to occur.  This was done in cooperation with, and funded by, the Illinois Department of Transportation. Read more »

Results of Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Detail

The St. Charles Police Department completed a 14-day enforcement period in connection with the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaigns.  

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Fire News

Structure Fire 419 S. 14th Street

On Jan. 21, 2016 at 3:12 p.m., the St. Charles Fire Department responded to a reported house fire involving the stairwell of a home at 419 S. 14th Street. 

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Holiday Safety Reminders from the St. Charles Police & Fire Departments

No one wants to be a Grinch and ruin the spirit of the season, but you should take some extra safety precautions around the holidays. Take a look at this Holiday Safety List (you may even want to check it twice.)

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City of St. Charles Receives Top Fire Protection Rating

Ranking could Mean Lower Fire Insurance Rates for St. Charles Residents and Businesses

The City of St. Charles has been awarded a Class 1 rating for Fire Protection from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), designating St. Charles  as one of only 99 cities out of 45,000 surveyed in the United States to earn the elite ISO Class 1 status. 

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Please Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

Hydrants Need to be Visible and Accessible at All Times

In the wake of nearly two feet of snow we received in the past week, the St. Charles Fire Department would like to remind residents to keep fire hydrants clear of snow.

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Beware of Dangerous Ice

The St. Charles Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the dangers of walking on ice-covered bodies of water. Ice thickness and stability are never guaranteed. 

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