The deplorable circumstances that caused the death of George Floyd has sparked protests across the country. Peaceful Black Lives Matter events recently were held in St. Charles by local organizers. The St. Charles Police Department worked with organizers to ensure safe events. The City of St. Charles respects the right of all citizens to hold peaceful demonstrations and protects those exercising the basic right of free speech.
The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) has asked Governor J.B. Pritzker to proclaim Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Illinois Speed Awareness Day with the goal of encouraging the public to recognize the importance of speed awareness and driving safely.
- The casework for the second floor and majority of first floor was delivered early this week.
- The second floor lobby glass railing work has started.
- The exterior flatwork is ongoing with the work outside of the lobby 50% complete.
- The parking lot and drive coming in from main street are in the final stages of prep for asphalt next week (weather depending). Our site team has been focusing on keeping the concrete trucks on the approved routes so as to not ruin the prep work.
- The pond is complete!
The St. Charles Police conducted additional traffic enforcement March 14–March 18, 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 5 day mobilization, St. Charles Police issued:
The St. Charles Police Department has launched a new Law Enforcement Club for St. Charles Community Unity School District 303 high school students interested in law enforcement careers.
The student-led club is open to any St. Charles high school student interested in pursuing law enforcement as a career, or with a general interest in police work. The club offers hands-on opportunities to learn, discuss current events, and network with guest speakers who work in the law enforcement field. Giving back and volunteering in the community also is a central theme of the club.
School is back in session and student safety is always at the forefront of back-to-school preparations. Coordinated student safety plans developed collaboratively by the St. Charles Police Department, St. Charles Fire Department and St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 officials are in place to keep students safe when they are in school.