Village of Schaumburg
c/o Voorhees Associates
500 Lake Cook Road, Suite 350
Deerfield, IL 60015
Salary: $150,000+/- DOQ
Sworn Officers: 115
Application Deadline: 9/3/13
Schaumburg, IL - Police Chief
Schaumburg, IL (pop. 75,000)
Note: This job announcement is reissued extending the deadline for applications to September 3.
Candidates are advised that a new Village Manager has been appointed and Hillard Heintze has released its report following their assessment of the police department.
The report can be read at:
The next Police Chief will be expected to closely review the Hillard Heintz report and make recommendations regarding its implementation.
Very progressive municipal government seeks skilled Police Chief with exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership and management experience in municipal law enforcement.
Schaumburg is a community of neighbors accustomed to high quality municipal services and numerous cultural and recreational amenities. In addition to 67 shopping centers including Woodfield Mall, and more than 200 restaurants, Schaumburg is home to the Prairie Center for the Arts, the minor league Boomers baseball stadium and the Schaumburg Convention Center. Located 28 miles northwest of Chicago, Schaumburg hosts more than 5,000 businesses and is the corporate headquarters for Motorola Solutions. More than 80,000 people work in Schaumburgís business community which includes 10 industrial parks and more than 12 million square feet of office space.
The Schaumburg Police Department has 152 fulltime employees of which 115 are sworn officers and 37 are civilian employees with an additional 53 part-time Auxiliary Officers and 22 part-time administrative support staff. The Police Department has a $27 million budget. The Department is CALEA accredited. The Police Chief is appointed by and reports to the Village Manager and serves on the Managerís executive leadership team.
The Village is seeking candidates with strong leadership and communication skills. Candidates must be familiar with progressive policing principles and have a demonstrated record of success in developing effective relationships at all levels of the organization. Candidates must be committed to a management style that promotes a positive, creative, and supportive departmental environment. A commitment to the professional development of all employees in the department is very important including the oversight of a mentoring program. Labor relations experience and a history of successful partnerships with the community and other supporting agencies are essential.
Candidates must possess a Bachelorís Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field. Candidates without a Master's Degree will be expected to complete a degree within three years from the date of hire. The Village will provide financial support through a partial tuition reimbursement program. Candidates must also have at least five years experience in a municipal law enforcement management position equivalent to a Deputy Chief or Chief. Candidates must be a sworn officer in the state of Illinois or able to certify within a reasonable time frame.
Residency is required within a year of appointment.
Starting Salary Range:
Candidates should apply by September 3 with resume,
cover letter, and contact information for five
professional references to:
Heidi Voorhees, Lee McCann and Mike Hosking at:
Equal Opportunity Employer
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