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Police Department Maintains National Accreditation

For the 10th time, the St. Charles Police Department has been awarded National Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The Accreditation process includes completing a self-assessment to confirm the Department’s policies and procedures are in compliance with 482 recognized public safety standards, hosting an onsite assessment by Commission officials, and receiving public comments about the Department. The Accreditation is in effect for four years.

Road Resurfacing and Improvements Begin on Production Drive 

The City began a road improvement project on Production Drive, a fundamental business corridor roadway. Crews will work along Production Drive from west to east, from Tyler Rd. to Kirk Road. Short-term road closures may be required intermittently. Traffic control will be in place to notify motorists. 

Estimated Completion: August 2021  

Work includes:  

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm cuts the risk of dying in a house fire in half. Smoke alarms give early warnings of fast spreading smoke making them a key part of a home fire escape plan.  

Tips you need to know according to the National Fire Protection Association:  

Important Information about Tornado Safety

The recent tornadoes that passed through our area underscore the threat these weather phenomena can pose. While tornadoes may occur anytime of the year, they are most likely in April, May, and June. Over half of all tornados occur between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., or on hot and humid days. One of the most important things you can do to prevent being injured in a tornado is to be alert to the onset of severe weather and reach shelter in time. The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement, or in a small interior room like a closet or bathroom, away from outside walls and windows. 

Fourth of July Fireworks & Celebration

Join us on July 4th and enjoy an extraordinary fireworks display! The party kicks off at 6 p.m., when the band, Soda, takes the stage until the start of the fireworks at dark. The fireworks will be launched from Boy Scout Island and can be enjoyed from many locations in the City, so spread out and watch the fireworks this year. For more information, visit the St. Charles Park District website at

Join the Community Art Project

This summer, volunteers are invited to join artist Amanda Browder in creating a fabric art installation for the St. Charles Municipal Building, and there’s more than one way to help!

Fabric Donations Needed

One Yard Minimum. Cotton fabric only; no stretchy fabric. Deep colors are preferred.

There are donation bins at Blue Goose, St. Charles Police Station, St. Charles Municipal Building, Pottawatomie Community Center, All Things Arts Studio, and the St. Charles Public Library.