Special Services Division
This Special Services Division oversees several key sections of the Police Department, including: Traffic Safety, Special Events, and Crime Prevention.
The Special Services Unit (SSU) under the direction of the Commander of Special Services, consists of: 1 – Traffic Safety Officer (sworn), 1 - Crime Prevention Officer (sworn), 1 – Community Service Officer (civilian), and 9 – School Crossing Guards. This unit works to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors through the safe and efficient movement of traffic in the City. The unit also works in support of the Patrol Division by providing traffic studies and analyses, solving neighborhood traffic and parking problems, and working closely with organizers to plan safe and successful special events.
The City of St. Charles Crime Prevention Officer oversees many of the crime prevention programs and activities designed to reduce the chances that citizens and businesses become victims of crime. He oversees the following programs: Too Good for Drugs, Citizen Police Academy, Elderservices, Police Department Tours, and Ride Along Program. Our Crime Prevention Officer is dedicated to helping citizens of all ages practice good habits for the safety of themselves and their property. He also sits on the St. Charles Youth Commission and Kane County TRIAD boards. Please visit the City's Crime Prevention page to learn more about the many crime prevention programs and services available.