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Schaumburg, IL - Deputy Police Chief

Schaumburg, IL (population 74,227; daytime population 150,000), a dynamic, progressive community located 23 miles northwest of Chicago and 10 miles west of O’Hare International Airport seeks progressive, experienced candidates to serve as its next Deputy Police Chief.  Located in the heart of the northwest suburbs, and positioned at the epicenter of two major interstates, I-290 and I-90, Schaumburg is a thriving economic center that is home to more business in Illinois than any other community outside of Chicago and includes the corporate headquarters of Zurich American Insurance and Paylocity Corporation, and the technology and engineering headquarters for Motorola Solutions.   The Village is home to 67 shopping centers including Woodfield Mall, the 12th largest shopping mall in the United States with over 300 stores.  In addition, the Village has 220 restaurants and 32 hotels including the Schaumburg Convention Center, which attracts tourism to Schaumburg in the form of tradeshows, corporate meetings and events, and large exhibition shows. 

Schaumburg is the largest center of economic development in the State of Illinois, outside the City of Chicago, but it is also very much a community of neighbors and neighborhoods. More than 125 residential developments offer a variety of housing types to satisfy any lifestyle. Quality of life is important and the village is constantly working to enhance it. This is demonstrated by the fact that 95 percent of respondents in a 2016 community survey viewed the village as an excellent or good place to live. In addition, the survey showed 97 percent of residents gave high ratings to the village's public safety services.

The following is key information related to the Deputy Police Chief position:

  • The Police Chief, who is appointed by the Village Manager, guides the department and the department’s leadership team which includes 2 Deputy Chiefs, 2 Commanders, 6 Lieutenants, and 16 Sergeants supervising 89 police officers and detectives.  The department employs a civilian Administration Manager, a Training Analyst, 7 Community Service Officers, an Animal Control Officer, 4 Forensic Technicians, and 22 records and administrative support staff members. The Village has a large part-time Auxiliary Police Officer division with a Special Services Supervisor, 4 part-time supervisors and 53 auxiliary officers for a total of 209 department members, 116 which are sworn.   The department has a $29 million budget.
  • The Police Department is divided into four divisions, Patrol, Administration, Investigations and Special Operations.  The vision of the Police Department is to “Be a model law enforcement agency viewed internally and externally as professional, enthusiastic, trustworthy and at the forefront of the police profession.” The members of the Police Department, the first CALEA accredited department in the State of Illinois, are committed toward the attainment of this vision.
  • The new Deputy Police Chief will have a unique opportunity to learn about the department from the current Chief of Police while contemplating the possibility of transitioning into the top leadership role when the Chief retires.  Although not definite, the new Deputy Chief will be given strong consideration for promotion upon the Chief’s retirement, based completely on merit, experience, abilities, education, and fit.
  • While the Deputy Chief position requires a Bachelor’s Degree, the position of Chief requires a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Management, Public Administration or related field.  If the selected candidate is ultimately promoted to Chief and does not currently have a Master’s Degree, she or he will be required to obtain one within the first five years of employment. The position of Chief requires residency within a 30-minute commute of the village within one year of employment. Should the selected candidate elect to reside within the corporate limits of Schaumburg, reimbursement of moving costs will be authorized.
  • The next Deputy Chief will promote a strong, transparent and inclusive leadership style that fosters a culture of respect and consistent accountability. The future Deputy Chief will be knowledgeable of current trends bringing contemporary and fresh ideas to the department while demonstrating a high level of experience in assessing community policing service models. 
  • The next Deputy Chief must be able to work collaboratively with those within the village organization and the region. The department participates in numerous joint ventures and mutual aid arrangements including the Major Crimes Assistance Team (MCAT), North Central Narcotics Task Force (NCNTF), Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS), and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS). The department’s emergency communications are provided by Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS).  Located in neighboring Arlington Heights, Illinois, NWCDS provides the village’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and dispatching services for 22 area police and fire departments serving nearly 500,000 people over 170 square miles.  

Successful candidates must have at least seven to nine years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement including substantial experience in patrol, investigations and police administration, with three to five years of police management experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities  to excel in a key leadership role in a public safety agency of the size and sophistication of the Schaumburg Police Department. 

The hiring salary range for the position of Deputy Police Chief is $137,500-$145,000 depending upon qualifications. The Village of Schaumburg offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package. Interested professionals should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by April 20, 2018 to Heidi Voorhees Electronic submissions are required.  Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240.             


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