The City of Highland Park, IL (pop. 29,641), a
dynamic, progressive community with beautiful neighborhoods and vibrant
commercial districts seeks experienced public safety professionals with strong
communication skills as candidates for its next Chief of Police. The City is
home to nationally-recognized schools, beautiful parks and ravines, and Ravinia
Festival, a world class summer venue for the performing arts.
Located 23 miles north of Chicago along the
shore of Lake Michigan, Highland Park is a highly desirable community in which
to live and work. The City of Highland
Park prides itself on providing professional, high-quality and responsive
municipal services with a strong emphasis on customer service. Please note the
following information about the department and the Police Chief position
the Chief of Police, the Highland Park Police Department is staffed by 57 sworn police officers, 12 full time
non-sworn staff, 4 part-time non-sworn employees and 27 seasonal workers.
Police Officers are represented by the Illinois Council of Police (ICOPs). Sergeants are represented by the Teamsters. E911 communications and dispatching are
provided by the Village of Glenview, Illinois.
City is seeking an experienced, innovative, collaborative police leader with
demonstrated managerial, interpersonal and customer service skills. Successful candidates must have an outgoing
personality and be approachable to residents, business and community leaders.
is particularly important that the next Chief of Police be an integral and
engaged leader of the Police Department, with a genuine desire to interact with
employees at all levels of the organization.
next Police Chief will also have a demonstrated record of fairness,
transparency and consistency in the administration of promotional and special
assignment processes and the willingness to address issues in a positive and
timely manner. The Chief of Police must possess well-developed writing and
public speaking skills and the utmost integrity and character.
Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s
degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, public policy or related
fields. A master’s degree is highly
desired. Command leadership training
such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police
Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute Command training or similar
programs are highly desirable. The
annual salary for this position is $150,000+/-
depending upon qualifications. Residency is not required. The City of Highland Park also offers an
attractive benefits package.
Interested professionals should apply online
and submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional
references by November 15, 2017 to consultants Heidi Voorhees and Lee McCann
at: www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240.
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