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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 27

Get Rid of Unused Prescription Pills and Patches

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.

National Work Zone Awareness Week

April 8-12, 2019

As we gear up for street construction season, please be extra careful when driving through work zones. Pay attention to signs and expect delays or take another route, if possible. As always, please avoid distractions when driving. Our street maintenance workers and contractors thank you for your patience and for helping keep them safe this construction season.

Upcoming Public Safety Events

  • March 3 – The St. Charles Team will be “Freezin for a Reason” at the Polar Plunge fundraiser, benefitting Special Olympics Illinois. Details about the team of first responders, the event and charity is at (They’re at 95% of their team fundraising goal!) or contact Officer Larsen at
  • March 7 – St. Charles Citizen Police Academy applications due. This program gives an inside look at the law enforcement profession.

St. Charles Police Releases Holiday Enforcement Numbers

The St. Charles Police conducted additional traffic enforcement Dec. 17–Jan. 2, 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 16 day mobilization, St. Charles Police issued:

A Sensible Approach to Salting our Roads

In past winters, road salt has been in high demand in our area. Taking a sensible approach to salting the roads is important both economically and environmentally. Using salt efficiently reduces costs. Less salt on the roadway also means less runoff into the Fox River and less absorption into the ground.

Anti-Icing Arsenal

Our Public Works Department uses both brine and salt to keep St. Charles roads free of ice and to assist the plows in clearing the snow.

Halloween Traffic Enforcement Campaigns Get Results

The St. Charles Police Department completed the Halloween Mobilization campaign associated with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement crackdown took place from Friday, October 26, through the early morning hours of Thursday, November 1. Officers assigned to this detail made: