Chief of Police, Elgin Community College
By Elgin Community College
Jul 27, 2017 - 7:42:07 PM
Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college
located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our
district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses
with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one
of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving
the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that
collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees,
complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their
studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction
spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes
throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus
Oversee and direct the day-to-day operations of the ECC Police Department to
ensure protection of life and property of the Colleges' students, staff,
visitors and facilities. Direct the overall daily activities of sworn and
un-sworn police personnel in the proactive policing efforts and enforcement of
applicable federal, state and local laws.
1. Serve as the chief law enforcement officer of the ECC Police Department,
providing leadership for department personnel in assessing, developing, and
coordinating the ECC Police Departments' efforts in designing and sustaining
procedures and educational programs to safeguard and enhance awareness of
campus crime and safety.
2. Oversee the daily activities of the campus Police Department. Hire, train
schedule and evaluate staff in the daily enforcement of federal, state, local
and campus regulations. Coordinate the activities of contract police services,
3. Manage the crime awareness campaign to ensure staff, administration and
students are aware of all crime prevention measures. Ensure programs are in
place to prevent reoccurrence of crime or property loss. Purchase and
distribute information to staff and students and serve as the department
training officer. Analyze all on-campus incidents to ensure that issues are
addressed to minimize safety problems.
4. Prepare and administer the Police Department budget to ensure the department
will operate efficiently to provide necessary and needed services to the
College community without a shortage of revenue. Determine need, specify, and
purchase replacement and additional needed equipment for the Police Department.
5. Develop and promote the mission, programs, policies, and standard operating
procedures of the ECC Police Department. Write and review established standards
to ensure compliance with laws of the federal, state and local governments.
6. Conduct pre-employment criminal background checks on applications of
security-sensitive positions as required by the Campus Security Act. Conduct
and arrange for all testing of police officer candidates to ensure that members
of the Police Department meet all state-mandated requirements.
7. Compile and publish annual crime statistics as required by the Campus Safety
Act. Ensure that timely and accurate information is provided to the College
community, staff, students and necessary agencies.
8. Assist in the execution of the ECC Emergency Plan to provide direction
during severe weather, fire, bomb threat, utility emergency, disturbance,
demonstration, or hazardous material incident, serious injury or illness.
9. Supervise all Police Department vehicle and equipment maintenance.
1. Participate in a minimum of twenty hours of mandatory training per year as
required by state law for police chiefs.
2. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job
1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; or
equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
2. Ten years of law enforcement experience in positions with increasing
responsibility. Must include at least four years of senior command/management
3. Excellent understanding of law enforcement, especially as it relates to
4. Ability to think clearly and decisively in stressful and challenging
5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
6. Ability to anticipate problems and take steps to prevent them before they
7. Must meet the State standards as required by the Illinois Law Enforcement
Training and Standards Board for a sworn police officer.
8. An ability to lead through problem-oriented policing and community policing
9. Mandatory annual firearms certification as required by Illinois Public Act
10. LEADS and AED/CPR certification.
11. Strong leadership and organization skills.
12. Working knowledge of pertinent federal, state laws and local ordinances.
13. Knowledge of operation and use of Law Enforcement equipment.
14. Ability to adapt to changing field conditions including exposure to extreme
weather conditions, intense physical activity and safety hazards.
15. Ability and skills to operate a variety of police vehicles and equipment
during normal and emergency conditions in a safe and cautious manner.
16. Ability to work in a collaborative environment that is unique to a college
17. Knowledge of threat assessment and Behavioral Intervention strategies.
18. Experience managing in a bargaining unit environment.
19. Working knowledge of budget management.
1. Master's degree.
2. Advanced police leadership training programs such as FBI National Academy,
Southern Police Institute, Northwestern Center for Public Safety School of
Staff and Command, or the ILETSB Executive Institute's Police Executive Role in
the 21st Century.
For a detailed job posting and to apply, please visit our web site at: https://jobs.elgin.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52375
Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed
to increasing the diversity of our workforce.
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