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St. Charles Police Department Hosting Youth Police Academy

Applications Due June 7

The St. Charles Police Department will host its seventh annual Youth Police Academy this summer. The class will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10-14, and is open to kids ages 13-16. The academy is intended to showcase careers in police work, and also will encourage team work and grow self-esteem through different activities.

Several topics will be covered, including steps to becoming a police officer, personal safety, Internet safety, bullying, crime scene evidence collection and more. Tours of the police and fire departments will be included.

Active Adult Expo is April 9

Men and women ages 50 and up—come to the Active Adult Expo. Organizations that offer services and products for seniors will be there, including the Illinois Secretary of State, Medicare, Regional Transportation Authority, Illinois State Treasurer, and several businesses. The event is hosted by the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce and the St. Charles Park District. For more information, contact 630.584.8384 or visit

You’ve Seen Police Dramas on TV, Now Experience the Real Thing

You’ve Seen Police Dramas on TV, Now Experience the Real Thing

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to collect fingerprints from a crime scene or be a part of a SWAT team? The St. Charles Citizen Police Academy is your chance to try your hand at all different aspects of law enforcement and crime prevention.

The course offers a unique opportunity to interact with members of the Police Department and a get a behind-the-scenes look at how the Department operates.

Police Launch Law Enforcement Club for High Schoolers

Focus on Careers in Law Enforcement

The St. Charles Police Department has launched a new Law Enforcement Club for St. Charles Community Unity School District 303 high school students interested in law enforcement careers.

The student-led club is open to any St. Charles high school student interested in pursuing law enforcement as a career, or with a general interest in police work. The club offers hands-on opportunities to learn, discuss current events, and network with guest speakers who work in the law enforcement field. Giving back and volunteering in the community also is a central theme of the club.

The Safe Haven Law Saves Babies from Unsafe Abandonment

Not too long ago, an infant was found deceased in a backpack along a roadway in unincorporated Wheaton. Incidents like this are incredibly sad, and they should not happen. Please help us spread the word about Illinois' Safe Haven law, which gives a desperate parent a safe alternative to abandoning their baby.

Newborns up to 30 days old can be brought to any hospital, emergency care facility, staffed police station or staffed fire station–no questions asked. The baby is taken to a hospital for a check up and then placed with a pre-approved adoptive family.

Submit Requests for Youth Project Funding to the Youth Commission

Have an idea by kids for kids? The St. Charles Youth Commission wants to hear it. Funding is awarded to youth-designed and youth-driven projects directed toward the promotion of healthy lifestyles among young people in the community. Any group or organization can apply for funds throughout the year by completing the funding application.