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Police Chief

Sycamore, Illinois



City of Sycamore

535 DeKalb Avenue

Sycamore, IL 60178

Phone: 815-895-0786

Fax: 815-895-1760





Starting Salary: $100,000 - $110,000

Population: 17,519

Sworn Officers: 35

Application Deadline: 9/26/14




The City of Sycamore, Illinois seeks experienced police professionals as candidates to lead the City of Sycamore Police Department.


Candidates must be committed to training, professional development and community engagement. 




  • A bachelorís degree in Police Science, Public Administration or related field is preferred

  • Equivalent law enforcement leadership training such as the FBI National Academy, the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command or the Southern Institute will be considered

  • A masterís degree is a plus

  • Candidates should have at least 10 years of experience in a law enforcement leadership position, including drug investigation and enforcement activities, community relations activities, multi-jurisdiction activities, university community or similar environment experience and three years of command or law enforcement supervisory experience required

  • Extensive experience in law enforcement practices and procedures strongly preferred

  • Candidates should possess well-developed interpersonal communication skills and be a person of utmost integrity


This is an exempt, full-time management position under the direct supervision of the City Manager that requires a normal 40-hour workweek with some evening and weekend obligations.



The starting annual salary is:


$100,000 - $110,000


The City of Sycamore offers a generous benefit package.



Must meet the 20-mile residency requirement within one year of appointment.



Submit application by September 26, 2014 to:


Maggie Peck, Human Resources Director

308 West State Street

Sycamore, Illinois 60178



The complete application packet is available on-line at:



For questions or inquiries please call:













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