It's that time of year again, when little goblins and ghosts will be going door-to-door, trick-or-treating. The St. Charles Police Department recommends the following safety tips to help make the occasion safe and enjoyable:
Before the City can issue a building permit for exterior changes to buildings within a Historic District or Landmark Site, the St. Charles Zoning Ordinance requires the Historic Preservation Commission to review the proposed work and issue a “Certificate of Appropriateness” (also known as a “COA”).
The members of the St. Charles Police Department would like to remind our citizens about services available for victims and witnesses of crime:
- The Kane County Victim's Right Unit will provide information as t how your case will proceed through the court system.
The Police/School Liaison Program is designed to allow easy access to a police officer for high school students and staff with police-related issues.
The officer is a visible, active law enforcement figure on campus, working to reduce juvenile crime by helping students formulate an awareness of rules, school safety, and justice.
The program provides a police officer as a classroom resource for instruction in the following areas:
The property room of the Police Department has two primary functions. One is to maintain what is called a "chain of custody" for evidence in criminal cases. The court rules require that evidence be stored in an area not accessible to anyone but a few, authorized Police Department personnel. Any movement of the evidence to a detective investigating the crime, or to an officer that needs it for court, etc., must be documented. To fail to perform either of these functions could cause the evidence to be inadmissible in court.
In today’s technology age, chances are good that some of your personal information is available on the Internet. Some companies make their profits from gathering information electronically and making it available to their clients. This information is used by marketing companies, advertisers, insurance companies, attorneys and more. It is up to the “information brokers” to screen their clientele so that they do not make their service available to would-be information thieves. Sometimes, however, there is a breakdown in security measures, and the results can be devastating.
The St. Charles Fire Department, with help from local businesses, offers these senior safety services:
The Fire Department is happy to participate, when requested, in all permitted block parties.
A fire engine will visit the block party, and the firefighters will answer questions, demonstrate various pieces of equipment, and open the apparatus for viewing. Please call 630-377-4458 to schedule a date and time. A minimum of 2 weeks noticed if preferred.
Residents should contact the Police Department at (630) 377-4435 first to obtain the proper permit.