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Public Safety

Community Service Officer

New CSO CarUnlike 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.

Canine Unit


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. 

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.

CPR Class Information

The next available class will be held on February 13, 2020

Class Dates for 2020

February 13, 2020August 13, 2020
March 12, 2020September 10, 2020
April 9, 2020October 8, 2020
May 14, 2020November 12, 2020
June 11, 2020December 10, 2020
July 9, 2020


Apartment Complex Officer Program/Coordinator

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.