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St. Charles Police Station Wins Award

The American Public Works Association (APWA) selected the new St. Charles Police station project as a public Works Project of the Year in the $5- $25 million structures category. This award promotes excellence in project management, safety, community relations, environmental impact, and construction innovation.

“The success of this project is the direct result of the hard work and dedication of the entire project team,” said Public Works Director Peter Suhr.

About the new facility Chief of Police James Keegan said, “Now St. Charles has a modern, efficient police facility the entire community will benefit from for generations to come.”

The new 56,000 sq. ft. facility at 1515 W. Main Street replaces the former police station at 211 N. Riverside Ave., portions of which date back nearly 100 years. The City broke ground on the $24.6 million project in July 2018 and it was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. The new facility will support the City’s policing operations for the next 50 years.

New St. Charles Police Station Features


  • Brick, limestone and natural stone, with painted concrete and metal panels
  • On-site Storm Water Detention System to provide regional detention capabilities
  • Attached squad car garage


  • Evidence room with bar-coding system
  • Advanced lock-up facility, secured attorney/client area
  • Modern layout with private and communal work spaces
  • Training Room
  • Wellness center/locker room
  • Community room for public use
  • LED for all interior lighting

Design: FGM Architects, Oak Brook, Ill.

Construction Management: Riley Construction, Lake Bluff, Ill.

New St. Charles Police Station at 1515 W. Main Street

updated Sep 29, 2021