Saint was sworn in to the St. Charles Police Department Sept 1, 2021. He is a Belgian Malinois and was born in September 2019. Saint’s star number is 201 and his handler is Officer Mike Redmann (pictured above).
When You See Saint Out Around Town
Please do not approach Saint. His primary job is to assist officers on calls and he needs to focus. Saint is excited to do his part in helping to keep St. Charles a safe community for all. So if you see him around town, out on a call, at a school, or at the Police Station, please help him stay focused.
Do not worry about Saint if you see him in the police car. Officer Redmann drives a special climate-controlled K-9 squad outfitted with many safety features to keep Saint safe and comfortable at all times. You’ll often see this vehicle around town and it is easily identifiable as it is marked K-9 and even has an image of Saint on the back.
Becoming an official K-9 for the PD requires extensive training. The six-week training was coordinated through the Kane County Sheriff’s K-9 Academy and includes:
- Narcotic detection
- Article searches
- Patrol, which includes apprehension, building searches, and open area searches
Saint is required to receive 16 hours of training monthly with a K-9 training group that includes police departments from Kane County, Aurora, Naperville, Lombard, and other departments on occasion. Saint also is required to maintain yearly Narcotics Detection Certification.
A special thank you for helping us bring Saint onboard goes to:
- The Kara Foundation grant for Saint's training and special equipment.
- Officer Mike Redmann for the supervision and training of Saint.
- Chief Keegan and Deputy Chief Pierce for making the Department’s desire for a new K-9 come to fruition.
- Gateway Veterinary Clinic for donating their services for Saint.
- Target and Walmart for donating food and supplies.