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.
The Canine Unit is comprised of Officer Nic Anson and K-9 Aries.
Aries, a German shepherd born in Germany, is now going on his fifth year at the St. Charles Police Department and starting his third year as a member of the Kane County SWAT Team.
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.
The next available class will be held on January 9, 2020
Remaining Class Dates for 2019
December 12, 2019 (CLASS IS FULL)
Class Dates for 2020
The Kane County Special Needs Registry is a tool that allows the Office of Emergency Management and Health Department to be able to contact residents who may have special needs during an emergency. Use this form to sign up for the Kane County Special Needs Registry, or call the Kane County Office of Emergency Management at (630) 208-2051.
The Apartment Complex Officer Program has been developed over the years as a cooperative effort between the St. Charles Police Department and several community apartment complexes. Participating complexes sign a contract with the Department that outlines how the two parties will coordinate enforcement efforts of unwanted behavior within the complex, dealing especially with conflict that takes place after normal business hours.