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Police Chief

Blue Island, Illinois



City of Blue Island

13051 S. Greenwood Avenue

Blue Island, IL 60406

Phone: 708-396-7066





Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Application Deadline: 2/27/18











Think outside the Loop. The City of Blue Island is located 15 miles south of Chicagoís Loop via Interstate 57. Blue Island has a rich history having been established in 1830.


The City of Blue Island is seeking a Police Chief for the Cityís Police Department. This is an appointed office and is a full time position.


The Police Chief's duties are prescribed by city ordinance and state law.  The duties, include, among other things, the supervision, command, and control of the police department and of all the officers and members and of all police apparatus, property, equipment, books and records belonging to the police department.


The City of Blue Island is looking to appoint a police chief whose background and experiences can provide leadership and supervision to its sworn and non-sworn employees. The candidate must have experience in and worked effectively with diverse communities.



Additionally, candidates for the appointment

must have the following qualifications:

  1. Be a certified law enforcement officer in the State of Illinois;

  2. Possess, at a minimum, an associateís degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or related field and pursued and obtained, at a minimum, a bachelorís degree from an accredited university with attainment of a masterís degree in criminal justice or a related area preferred;

  3. Have a minimum of 2 yearsí experience in law enforcement in an administrative capacity at the rank of corporal or above (other administrative leadership experience such as military leadership will also be considered);

  4. Have excellent oral and written skills with demonstrated public speaking experience and excellent community rapport ;

  5. Have a valid State of Illinois Driverís License.




Commensurate with qualifications and experience



Benefits include:

  • Participation in police pension fund

  • Health insurance

  • Paid sick, holiday, and vacation leave


If you are interested in being considered for this appointed office, please submit a cover letter, resume, and reference names to:


Mike Marzal, Director of Finance and Administration




Via U.S. mail at:


City of Blue Island

13051 S. Greenwood Avenue

Blue Island, IL 60406


Before 5:00 PM on February 27, 2018




Blue Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer











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