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Villa Park, IL - Chief of Police

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GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates and selection process for the next Police Chief for the Village of Villa Park, IL.


About the Community

The Village of Villa Park (population 22,038) is ideally located as an "inner" western suburb of Chicago, with direct access to downtown Chicago as well as the rest of the western suburbs.  Located just 19 miles directly west of the Chicago Loop, Villa Park is in east central DuPage County.


There are currently 66 Police Department employees, including 34 sworn officers and 13 part-time officers. The Village has a total operating budget (FY 2018) of approximately $48 million with a department budget of approximately $7.6 million.  There are three different unions representing employees in the Police Department; the Sergeants and Lieutenants are represented by the Teamsters, Patrol Officers are represented by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP), and clerical and Community Service Officers (CSOs) are represented by AFSCME, respectively.  Relations with the unions are courteous and professional.


About the Position – Duties and Requirements   

Appointed by and reporting to the Village Manager, the Police Chief is responsible for the functions and personnel of the Police Department in the enforcement of laws and ordinances concerned with the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property.  As a Village Department Head, the Chief's responsibilities include planning, organizing, mentoring and directing police activities through the department's organizational structure.


Qualified individuals will have:

  • 7-10 years of experience in municipal law enforcement.  
  • Ability to lead, coach and train staff in a focused and effective manner.  
  • Community oriented and able to maintain positive relationships with residents, schools (District 45, 48, and 88) and the business community.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or related field is required. 
  • Equivalent training or experience will be considered.  
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills are essential.


Compensation and Benefits    

The anticipated starting salary is $120,000 +/-. DOQ. A comprehensive benefit package includes health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance and participation in a pension program. The Village also offers paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick time.


Selection Process   

Candidates should apply online immediately with a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.  First review of candidates shall occur on June 26, 2017. 

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For Questions Contact: 
Mike Earl, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at (224) 261-8366 or 
Janet Gorman, Human Resources Manager, Village of Villa Park at 630-834-8500 or

The Village of Villa Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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