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!
On May 17, you will have one more reason to look up to our Police officers. They will be perched atop Dunkin’ Donuts buildings in town for the 17th Annual Cop on a Rooftop event supporting Special Olympics Illinois. Stop in to the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1711 W. Main St. or/and 1566 E. Main St. from 5 a.m. to noon to say hello, offer a donation, buy t-shirts, hats, pins, etc.
The St. Charles Police Department will host its seventh annual Youth Police Academy this summer. The class will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10-14, and is open to kids ages 13-16. The academy is intended to showcase careers in police work, and also will encourage team work and grow self-esteem through different activities.
Several topics will be covered, including steps to becoming a police officer, personal safety, Internet safety, bullying, crime scene evidence collection and more. Tours of the police and fire departments will be included.
The St. Charles Police Department is joining Northwestern Medicine in hosting a prescription drug collection site at the Northwestern Medicine Convenient Care St. Charles, 2900 Foxfield Road. The effort is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. On April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., safely dispose of unused prescription pills and patches at the Convenient Care Center. No needles, sharps or liquids will be accepted.
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:
Members of the St. Charles Police and Fire departments will be “freezin’ for a reason” as they go jump in a lake for the 2019 Polar Plunge. The event is March 3, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Loon Lake in Yorkville and all proceeds raised benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Last year, St. Charles Police helped raise $13,758.97 for Special Olympics Illinois.
The St. Charles Police and Fire team has a fundraising goal of $3,000. Fundraising helps offset the cost of participation, uniforms, and health screenings for Special Olympics athletes.
Members of the St. Charles Police and Fire Departments will be “freezin’ for a reason” on March 3, 2019, as they go jump in a lake for the 2019 Polar Plunge. The event is at 1 p.m. at Loon Lake in Yorkville, and fundraising benefits the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois.
Events like these help spread awareness for the inclusion of individuals with disabilities while also connecting them to services they might not have access to otherwise, such as specialized medical and dental treatment.