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37W755 Illinois Route 38
St. Charles, Illinois 60175
Donald E. Kramer, Sheriff of Kane County630-208-2000 OfficeKramerDon@co.kane.il.us
Sheriff Kramer Serves on the Following Boards and Committees
Judicial and Public Strategic Planning Technology CommissionJuvenile Drug Court Advisory CommitteeJuvenile Justice Council Executive BoardKane County Emergency Telecommunications BoardKane County Mental Health CouncilKane Drinking
and Driving Task
ForceSheriff's Merit Commission
It is the mission of the Kane County Sheriff’s Office to maintain peace in our communities and protect the Constitutional rights of all citizens. Our employees will accomplish this mission by providing effective and efficient services with moral and ethical integrity. All citizens can be expected to be treated with equal justice and compassion for their needs. We hold our profession dearly and will strive to perform our sworn oaths to the best of our abilities.
Message from the Sheriff, Continued from the Home Page
Kane County is a very desirable location to live in Illinois. We have good employment opportunities, ample transportation options and excellent housing. However, what brings most people to our area is the opportunity to raise a family in safe neighborhoods with great schools. Our children are our future, and we want what is best for them to be healthy, happy and achieve success.
We are blessed to have safe communities that provide excellence in public safety services. This is true because the public supports the police, fire, and other first responders. It is necessary to have a trusting relationship between the police and the public, because that is what promotes good communication resulting in better service and control over crime.
As Kane County Sheriff, I will strive to keep an open channel of communication with the public, schools, businesses and other municipal police departments. We can best solve our problems by meeting regularly and addressing small concerns before they become critical issues. Please know that our officers are available 24/7 to be called upon if you think there is a breach of the peace. We are here to serve to the best of our abilities.
Sheriff of Kane County, Donald E. Kramer, began his law enforcement career in June of 1979. As a patrol deputy, he was acknowledged for his traffic enforcement activity and working with juvenile offenders. Sheriff Kramer attended Waubonsee Community College and earned his Associate's Degree in Business Administration.
Sheriff Kramer was promoted to sergeant in 1986 and assigned to be a shift supervisor in the Kane County jail. He became involved with suicide prevention, receiving certification from Michigan State University, and later served on the board of Suicide Prevention Services in Batavia. Sheriff Kramer continued to attend college, obtaining an Associate's Degree from Waubonsee Community College and Bachelor's Degree from Aurora University in Criminal Justice.
Beginning in the early 1990's, Sheriff Kramer wrote a series of traffic enforcement grants and started the first Traffic Safety Program in Kane County. He collaborated with local police departments in conducting a variety of educational and enforcement programs focusing on seat belt compliance, child passenger seat usage, and reducing alcohol-related crashes. The Sheriff's Office was recognized with the Drive Safe Award by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police in 1998. The National Sheriff's Association recognized Sheriff Kramer in 1999 and again in 2000, as one of the top traffic safety officers in the Nation.
Sheriff Kramer became heavily involved in Community Policing activities in the late nineties, serving on boards of Kane County Safe Kids, the Kane County Task Force on Drinking and Driving, the Rotary Club of Geneva, and the Geneva Academic Foundation. Much of his interest was to educate teens about healthy behaviors and to keep them in school. Sheriff Kramer was the Rotary District 6440 Vocational Chair from 2001-2004, helping over 300 kids obtain college scholarships. He also continued his own education, earning a Master's Degree from Chicago State University in Criminal Justice.
In 2002, Sheriff Kramer was promoted to lieutenant and placed in charge of the Research and Training Division. He implemented a grant to purchase and install laptops in all patrol vehicles and upgrade the computer network at the Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Kramer attended Learning Tree International and earned a Windows 2000 Advanced Administration certificate. Additionally, he attended Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command in 2004, earning the highest class average.
Sheriff Kramer was elected on November 2, 2014 and took office on December 1, 2014. He has been steadily making improvements in the command structure of the Sheriff's Office to cope with the new challenges facing law enforcement today. Sheriff Kramer's priorities include addressing domestic violence, gang violence, and mentally ill criminal offenders. He also has promoted drug education for our youth, and crisis intervention training for police officers.