- 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 www.soill.org (They’re at 95% of their team fundraising goal!) or contact Officer Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
- March 7 – St. Charles Citizen Police Academy applications due. This program gives an inside look at the law enforcement profession.
As the weather warms up, we will start to see severe storms in St. Charles. It’s a good idea to know what to do before the weather turns bad. A couple of terms that are important to know:
Severe Thunderstorm Watch – Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Stay informed and be ready to act if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued.
The National Weather Service recognizes March 11-15, 2019, as Flood Safety Awareness Week in Illinios. To reduce damages on property that is susceptible to flooding:
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:
Please act neighborly and responsibly and keep sidewalks shoveled, fire hydrants clear of snow and street drains clear of debris. Thank you!
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.
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.
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:
The Fox River reached minor flood stage this year and it could happen again. Please keep these safety tips in mind to help protect you from the dangers of flooding:
The St. Charles Police Department today reminded motorists of the dangers of impaired driving, particularly on Halloween when little ghouls and goblins are out in neighborhoods and on busy streets after dark. If you plan to be out celebrating, keep this fearsome warning in mind: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. October 26th through November 1st, additional officers will be assigned to DUI and seat belt enforcement.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: