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Chief of Police

Kankakee, Illinois


City of Kankakee

304 South Indiana Avenue

Kankakee, IL 60901

Phone: 815-933-0500 

Fax: 815-936-3619    



Salary: $100,000 - $120,000

Population: 28,000 

Sworn Officers: 74 

Application Deadline: 10/22/10




The City of Kankakee, Illinois, a progressive and diverse community of 28,000 residents located approximately 60 miles south of Chicago, is seeking an enthusiastic leader to manage the CALEA and ILEAP certified police department, consisting of 74 sworn officers and 15 civilians.  The current chief is retiring after leading the department for ten years.




  • The new chief will be a proven leader and creative problem solver with excellent communication skills and an understanding and promotion of community oriented philosophies.

  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experiences, including five years at a senior command/management level.

  • A Bachelors Degree in Criminology, Law Enforcement, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field is preferred, however, candidates will be considered on overall experience, qualifications, education and training.


Salary information range DOQ:


$100,000 - $120,000



All applicants must submit a resume and

letter of interest to the Mayor’s office:


Mayor Nina Epstein

City of Kankakee

304 S. Indiana Avenue

Kankakee, Illinois 60901

“Chief’s Opening”



It should be noted that internal employees for this position have been identified as candidates.



Contact the Mayor’s office with questions

or for further information:




(815) 933-0500





Closing date for applications:


October 22, 2010




The City of Kankakee is a Equal Opportunity Employer











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