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Community Affairs

Specialist - Police

Carol Stream, Illinois



Village of Carol Stream

500 N. Gary Avenue

Carol Stream, IL 60188

Phone: 630-871-6240




Starting Salary: $59,163.74


Application Deadline: 4/26/18




The Village of Carol Stream seeks a skilled communicator with an interest in law enforcement, to perform an array of public relations functions within the Villageís Police Department.  The primary responsibility will be to develop and coordinate the departmentís public relations information (including managing their social media sites), while enhancing their positive image in the community.  Additionally, this position will coordinate education, training, security assessments, and all related matters for the Villageís Crime Free Housing Program, assist with other Crime Prevention programs, and serve as a Public Information Officer as directed.


The ideal candidate will possess superior written and oral communication skills with a forte for public speaking and engagement, along with a general knowledge of public relations principles, and communication techniques.  A strong understanding of Crime Free Housing objectives is also necessary, including local codes and ordinances, zoning laws, statues, landlord and tenant laws, and civil law.  The ability to work independently and in stressful situations, as well as to collaborate with others inside and outside of the department, is essential.



Qualified individuals must possess the following:

  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in the police or public relations field

  • A valid Illinois Vehicle Operators License

  • Must become certified in CPTED within 12 months of hire

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking skills are desirable, but not required

  • Bachelor's Degree in in Public Relations, Communications, Criminal Justice or related field a plus


Starting salary for this position is:




Excellent benefit package provided



Submit resume via the

Job Opportunities section of our website:


Interested candidates should submit requested information by April 26, 2018.















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