Electric Safety - For Homes
Premise Alert Program
The Illinois Premise Alert Program is a safety program that supports individuals living with disabilities, to ensure that emergency responders are aware of any special needs and/or disabilities before arrival at a call for service.
Seasonal Electric Safety Tips
Seasonal Electric Safety Tips - Fall
Outdoor outlets should have waterproof covers. If moisture gets into outlets a shock hazard results. Standard outdoor outlets should be replaced with GFCI's.
Landscaping - Plan First
Fall is the perfect time for planting trees and shrubs. Be sure to consider the proper placement of trees and shrubs near power lines.
When Flooding Occurs: Staying Safe
When flooding occurs, areas around and within your home can be very dangerous. Please consider the following safety tips:
Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
Community Service Officer
Unlike the sworn Police Officer, who is empowered to uphold the laws of the State of Illinois and carries a firearm, the Community Service Officer (CSO) is an unarmed civilian who is empowered to enforce the local ordinances of the City of St. Charles.
Tactical Response Unit (TRU)
In late 2007 the Police Department merged its Tactical Response Unit (TRU) with the Kane County Sheriff's Office Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. The TRU had been operating since 1994; it successfully handled such high-profile cases as the Halloween shooting of trick-or-treaters in 2003, as well as high-risk incidents such as barricaded subjects, hostages, and high-risk search warrants.