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Police Department Invites Public Comment for Accreditation Assessment

St. Charles Police Chief James Keegan has announced a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will examine all aspects of the St. Charles Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that the St. Charles Police Department meets the Commission's state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation - a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

St. Charles Police Release St. Patrick’s Day Traffic Grant Numbers

The St. Charles Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement over the course of the weekend preceding up to St. Patrick’s Day and had additional officers working on St. Patrick’s Day itself. Members of the Kane County States Attorney’s Office also were present at the St. Charles Police department on the night of Saturday, March 13 to take part in a county-wide No Refusal Weekend. These extra patrols were held in conjunction with the nationwide Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The St.

Extra DUI Patrols for St. Patrick’s Day

This Weekend & Next Week

The St. Charles police department today announced extra officers are working this weekend as well as on St. Patrick’s Day. The officers will be patrolling city streets specifically looking for impaired drivers. The additional officers will be working as part of the states “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.

The Department’s efforts also will be working in conjunction with of the Kane County States Attorney’s Office, which has initiated a county wide “No Refusal Weekend.”    

Beware of COVID-19 Vaccination Scams

Vaccine is Free

Please be aware that COVID-19 vaccination scams have been victimizing people nationwide ever since the first vaccine became available for emergency use. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the Federal Trade Commission, and the Illinois Department of Aging, to name a few, have all published warnings about these scams recently, and we feel it’s important to address this issue as well.

St. Charles Police & Fire Support Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Each year, the Polar Plunge brings together thousands of warm-hearted individuals from across the state.  It’s a great way to support Special Olympics Illinois. All funds raised go to provide programming and events for more than 23,100 traditional athletes and 13,000 young athletes participating in Illinois.

The 2021 Polar Plunge will look a little different, with Plungers committing to Plunge At Home virtually. Visit the St. Charles Team page for more information.

Police Release Christmas and New Year’s DUI Enforcement Numbers

The St. Charles Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement during the December 18 – January 4, 2021 campaign, reminding motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired, day or night, as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The St. Charles Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway deaths by issuing citations to unbuckled motorists and arresting impaired drivers.

During the mobilization, St. Charles Police:

St. Charles Police Stepping Up DUI Enforcement as 2020 Comes to an End

The St. Charles Police Department today announced that they will be participating in the states Drive sober or Get Pulled Over campaign during this year’s Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.

“As 2020 comes to an end, we want to make sure everyone is safe getting to and from their destinations,” said Commander Rich Clark. “Though travel is expected to be down this year, the importance of traffic safety and sober driving has not changed. We will continue to have extra officers on the streets looking for intoxicated motorists.”