Position Vacancies
Chief of Police, City of Princeton, IL
Dec 13, 2017 - 5:56:26 PM


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:

  • Including 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).
  • The 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 leaders.
  • It 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.
  • The 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.

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 $100,000+/- depending upon qualifications.

Interested 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: Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240.


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