GovHR USA is pleased to announce that Lincolnwood, Illinois, resident population of +12,590, seeks experienced police leaders to serve as this community’s next Chief of Police. The former Chief has retired after a 37-year career in the police service, 11 years as the agency’s Chief of Police. This well-resourced community is in northeastern Cook County approximately 10 miles from both downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport. The Village of Lincolnwood is an ethnically diverse and balanced 2.69 square mile suburb of Chicago. The Village has a strong base of residential, commercial and light manufacturing properties. The Village is a business-friendly community that has several ongoing development opportunities, and is considered the gateway to Chicago’s Northshore.
Lincolnwood is governed as a home rule community under Illinois law and operates under the Village Board form of government with a full-time Manager. The President, with concurrence from the Board, appoints the Village Manager. The Village Manager is the chief administrative officer who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Village.
The community offers ample opportunity for recreation. The Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Department manages 13 parks, an aquatics center, a 5,038 square foot community center and two bike paths. The Department also offers a wide variety of programs and events including aquatics, fitness, summer camps, after-school programs, athletics, outdoor recreation and special events.
The Lincolnwood Police Department is currently staffed by 32 full-time Sworn Police Personnel, 6 full-time Non-Sworn Civilian Personnel and 2 Part-Time Non-Sworn Personnel. The Department’s FY 2018 Budget is $7.92 M. Police Officers are represented by the Fraternal Order of Police for collective bargaining. The Chief of Police is appointed by the Village President, with advice and consent of the Village Board.
The Ideal Candidate
Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or related fields. A Master’s Degree is strongly preferred. Advanced leadership training such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police or similar programs is highly desirable. The annual salary range for this position is $119,306 to $157,483.92 dependent upon qualifications. The Village of Lincolnwood offers an attractive benefits package. Residency is not required.
Interested professionals may submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by January 26, 2018 to consultants Joe De Lopez and Leo McCann at:
Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240
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