Chief of Police
Lake Zurich, Illinois
Lake Zurich Police Department
200 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Salary: $90,456 - $139,533
Sworn Officers: 34
Application Deadline: 10/25/13
The Village of Lake Zurich, Illinois is seeking a visionary and progressive leader as its next Chief of Police.
The successful candidate should be an individual with exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership abilities, and management experience in local government law enforcement. This senior level professional also serves as an integral member of the Village Manager’s executive leadership team.
Located approximately 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and in close proximity to O’Hare International Airport, the Village of Lake Zurich has developed into a family-friendly community with low crime rates, above-average per capita household income and housing values, and a balanced tax and revenue base. The Village has excellent schools and abundant recreational opportunities with close proximately to a world-class city.
The Lake Zurich Police Department is CALEA accredited, with 51 FTE’s, and an $8.1 million budget. The Department operates from a modern police facility that includes an emergency communications center (primary PSAP), large training room, fitness center, indoor firearms range, and enclosed parking for police vehicles and equipment. The current Police Chief is retiring after a successful 29-year career with the Department.
Candidates for this position should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, political science, public administration, or related field, with five years of experience managing a law enforcement agency of a similar size and complexity at a mid-level management position or higher.
$90,456 to $139,533, plus an excellent benefit package
Residency is not required although the successful candidate should be located within a reasonable emergency response time of the Village.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume with five professional references to:
By mail at:
Division of Human Resources
Village of Lake Zurich
70 E. Main Street
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
October 25, 2013
The recruitment brochure for this position is
available at the Village of Lake Zurich website at:
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