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Deputy Police Chief

Schaumburg, Illinois



Village of Schaumburg

101 Schaumburg Court

Schaumburg, IL 60193



Salary: $89,658.55 - $130,009.63 dependent on qualifications

Population: 75,000

Sworn Officers: 117

Application Deadline: 1/30/14






Deputy Police Chief with an online application deadline of 1/30/2014





Under the command of the Chief of Police, this position is responsible for overseeing and managing the operational divisions of Schaumburg Police Department (Patrol, Investigations, and Special Operations). This position sets procedures to assure continuing efficient police services to the community and assists in the formulation of long-range plans of the operational functions of the department. May serve as Acting Chief of Police when directed by the Chief of Police.




  • Management of the police department including recommending and implementing efficient administrative management procedures.

  • Enforce rules and regulations governing the conduct of the department personnel.

  • Coordinate the daily activities of the operational functions through subordinate supervisors.

  • Approve transfers of personnel in various assignments.

  • Assists in the preparation of the annual budget.

  • Monitor operational budget allocations approved by the village board.

  • Assists in the preparation of the departmentís future operational needs and strategic plan.

  • Approve all expenditures and purchase orders of operational appropriations.

  • Address various civic meetings at the direction of the Chief of Police through an-established program of public relations.

  • Serve as community liaison for biased based policing community outreach.

  • Keep abreast of relevant legislation and court decisions as it pertains to police activities.

  • Prepare correspondence and memoranda on matters relating to police department divisional activities.

  • Attend standing village committee meetings as required by the Chief of Police.

  • Responsible for monitoring and controlling overtime expenditures.

  • Meet quarterly with Chief of Police and Village Manager.

  • Attend community meetings and speaks on behalf of the police department as required by the Chief of Police.

  • Plan and conduct command level meetings to ensure an efficient and unimpeded flow of information both up the chain of command and down the line of authority.

  • Approve performance appraisals of personnel.

  • Provide collateral command of police department divisions in the absence of the division commander or as deemed appropriate by the Deputy Chief or Chief of Police.

  • Prepare performance appraisals for direct reports.

  • Attend labor management conferences, and participates in the collective bargaining process.

  • Maintain liaison for department with Director of Human Resources.

  • Review and approve corrective action recommendations from supervisors.

  • Serve as the Chair of the Disciplinary Review Committee and make recommendations on employee discipline to the Chief of Police.

  • Maintains a good working relationship with employees of the Department, as well as other Village departments, in order to foster an atmosphere of mutual cooperation.

  • Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinate supervisors, monitoring demands for service and adjusting personnel deployment accordingly; oversees department operations in absence of Chief of Police.

  • Maintains an awareness of proper police safety procedures and guidelines, overseeing subordinate departmental staff application of proper worker safety and procedures as per Village safety policies and in performing daily work activities.

  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.

  • Maintains open communication with the department through regular visits whenever circumstances allow, which include group meetings, roll calls, and staff meetings which are formal or informal.

  • Provides media interviews as assigned by the Chief of Police.




Drive motor vehicle under non-emergency and emergency conditions. Fire weapons on duty, maintain firearms qualification and clean and inspect weapons. Walk up and down flights of stairs, sit or stand for long periods of time, climb over obstacles such as fences, shrubs, and ditches. Perform lifesaving procedures.


Minimum Knowledge/Ability: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police administration. Able to be certified as a peace officer by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards

Board. A demonstrated understanding of department polices, rules, regulations, and orders, and understanding of the organizational structure of the department. Demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining satisfactory working relationships and open communication with subordinates, peer, other Village officials, and the public. Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication to include the ability to make clear written and oral presentations. Demonstrated knowledge of supervisory and managerial negotiating techniques, and ability to apply this knowledge in the work environment. Demonstrated knowledge of community policing practices and ability to plan and implement community policing strategies at the command level.




  • Bachelorís Degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Successful completion of an extended management training program such as the Southern Police Institute, the FBI Academy, or Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command.

  • Minimum of seven years of experience in police related work.

  • Minimum of three years of Command level experience.

  • Must be certified as a Police Officer in the State of Illinois or able to obtain a waiver from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for out of state training.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Maintain CPR certification.

  • Possess a valid driverís license.




The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package to include:

  • Section 125 cafeteria plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts

  • A retirement plan through Police Pension Fund

  • Uniform allowance

  • Paid holidays

  • Paid vacation

  • Sick leave




Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications. Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.











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