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Chief of Police

Leland, Illinois



Village of Leland

P.O. Box 647

Leland, IL 60531

Phone: 815-495-0042





Salary: $50,000

Population: 1,000

Application Deadline: 7/23/18





The Village of Leland, Illinois seeks an experienced working Certified Illinois Law Enforcement Officer to join our team and lead our police department. Leland is a community of 1,000 located in northern LaSalle County.


The village is seeking candidates with strong communication, public presentation, leadership skills, and a record of visibility and community participation. Experience with community partnership efforts such as community/problem-solving policing and successful partnerships with law-enforcement and other governmental agencies are highly desired. The ideal candidate must be capable of gaining the trust and respect of community members, village employees, and elected officials. The candidate must also have a record of responsible fiscal management and will be expected to update the department policy manual. Experience in an accredited police agency is desirable.


The chief is expected to possess excellent leadership, communication, and management skills. The chief is expected to participate in community and local professional organizations.




  • U.S. Citizen

  • Valid Illinois drivers license

  • High school diploma or GED

  • No felony or domestic violence conviction

  • Ability to pass a background investigation




$50,000 with a retirement package


Any relocation expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.



Required to live within a 30 mile radius of the Village of Leland.


The appointment of the new chief will be made by the village mayor with approval of the board of trustees.



Interested candidates should mail a cover letter, resume, and 5 professional references by July 23, 2018 to:


Mayor Dan Shumway

P.O. Box 647

Leland, IL 60531











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