GovHR USA is pleased to announce
that Lincolnwood, Illinois, resident population of +12,590, seeks experienced
police leaders to serve as this community’s next Chief of Police. The former
Chief has retired after a 37-year career in the police service, 11 years as the
agency’s Chief of Police. This
well-resourced community is in northeastern Cook County approximately 10 miles
from both downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport. The Village of Lincolnwood is an ethnically
diverse and balanced 2.69 square mile suburb of Chicago. The Village has a
strong base of residential, commercial and light manufacturing properties. The
Village is a business-friendly community that has several ongoing development
opportunities, and is considered the gateway to Chicago’s Northshore.
Lincolnwood is governed as a home
rule community under Illinois law and operates under the Village Board form of
government with a full-time Manager. The President, with concurrence from the
Board, appoints the Village Manager. The Village Manager is the chief
administrative officer who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Village.
The community offers ample
opportunity for recreation. The
Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Department manages 13 parks, an aquatics
center, a 5,038 square foot community center and two bike paths. The Department
also offers a wide variety of programs and events including aquatics, fitness,
summer camps, after-school programs, athletics, outdoor recreation and special
The Lincolnwood Police Department
is currently staffed by 32 full-time Sworn Police Personnel, 6 full-time
Non-Sworn Civilian Personnel and 2 Part-Time Non-Sworn Personnel. The Department’s FY 2018 Budget is $7.92
M. Police Officers are represented by
the Fraternal Order of Police for collective bargaining. The Chief of Police is appointed by the
Village President, with advice and consent of the Village Board.
The Ideal Candidate
The Village is
seeking an innovative and collaborative professional with proven managerial
experience, strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
professional background and qualifications for the Chief of Police position
- Will have a minimum of ten years of sworn police
- Will have progressively responsible supervisory and
leadership experience in a comparable law enforcement agency, preferably
at the Commander level or higher.
- Must have an outgoing personality and be approachable and
accessible to residents, business and governmental leaders.
- The next Chief of Police must be open and available to all
Police Department staff and Village employees, welcoming of and encouraging diversity within
both the department and the community.
- Candidates must be committed to training, professional
development and community engagement, as well as embracing the benefits
and techniques of community policing.
- Will have labor relations experience.
- Will be knowledgeable, experienced and adept at media
- Must be experienced and supportive of the use of social
media as an opportunity to engage Police Department stakeholders and
promote the mission and goals of the Department.
- Should have a history of intergovernmental cooperation and
- Should have experience interacting and collaborating with
other law enforcement agencies and mutual aid groups.
- Must be knowledgeable of current best practices and
policies in policing.
Will have sufficient experience to review
organizational structure, staffing, and personnel assignments and make changes
when appropriate, to insure departmental capability to carry out its mission
Must be experienced in addressing internal
organizational and personnel issues present in most police agencies as well as
have demonstrated ability in addressing these problems in a positive,
professional, timely and impartial manner.
- Is expected
to be strategic thinker, anticipating issues or trends and must be open to
new approaches and technologies while also thinking beyond the walls of
the Police Department, understanding the needs of the Village as a whole
and of the region’s public safety community.
expected to have excellent financial management skills, knowledge of
capital planning and organizational management and a clear understanding
of resource limitations while avoiding micromanagement.
possess well-developed writing and public speaking skills.
- Will have an excellent reputation and
demonstrate a high level of integrity.
Successful candidates will
possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business
Administration, or related fields. A Master’s Degree is strongly preferred. Advanced leadership training such as the
F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and
Command, Southern Police Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police or
similar programs is highly desirable.
The annual salary range for this position is $119,306 to $157,483.92
dependent upon qualifications. The
Village of Lincolnwood offers an attractive benefits package. Residency is not required.
Interested professionals may
submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional
references by January 26, 2018 to consultants Joe De Lopez and Leo McCann at: www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240
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