The City of Princeton,
IL (pop. 7,700), an historic, charming community with beautiful neighborhoods
and a vibrant downtown seeks experienced public safety professionals with
strong communication skills as candidates for its next Chief of Police.
Located 100 miles southwest
of Chicago along Interstate 80, Princeton is a highly desirable community in
which to live. The City of Princeton
prides itself on providing excellent municipal services with an emphasis on
customer service. The Police Chief is
appointed by and reports to the City Manager. Please note the following information about
the department and the Police Chief position requirements:
the Chief of Police, the Princeton Police Department is staffed by 18 sworn police officers and one part
time non-sworn staff. Police Officers are represented by the Policemen’s
Benevolent and Protective Association Unit #167 Labor Committee. E911 communications and dispatching are
provided by Bureau Emergency Communications (BuEComm).
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 governmental
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.
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 $100,000+/- depending upon qualifications.
professionals should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for
5 professional references by January 3, 2018 to consultants Heidi Voorhees and Michael
Hosking at: www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment Electronic
submissions are required. Telephone
inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240.
PRINCETON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER