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The St. Charles police chief is under fire from some of his own officers.

That's because members of the St. Charles Police Officers Association, upset with how the department is being run, have approved a vote of "no confidence" in chief Dennis Corley.

A police source tells us that vote was 69-to-10 against the chief and that displeasure amongst the officers about his management of the department has been growing for the past two years, along with the performance of two other high ranking officers.

Thursday afternoon,  St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith issued the following written statement:

"We are aware the St. Charles Police Officers Association has taken a `no confidence` vote, and we`re currently in the process of reviewing the details surrounding this situation.  Michael Spurgeon, director of administration, and I have not made any changes in regards to the city`s leadership at this time.  Dennis Corley continues to serve in the capacity of police chief for the City of St. Charles."

We contacted spokespersons for the police department, the city, and the police officers association, but all three said they can not comment on the story because it is a personnel matter.

We also tried to reach Chief Corley but our call was not returned.

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