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Chief of Police

Waterman, Illinois



Village of Waterman

215 W. Adams Street

Waterman, IL 60556

Phone: 815-264-3652




Salary: $55,000 - $65,000

Population: 1,600

Sworn Officers: 6

Application Deadline: 7/11/18



The Village of Waterman, Illinois seeks an experienced working Certified Illinois Law Enforcement Officer to join our team and lead our police department.  Waterman is a rural community of 1,600 located in southeastern DeKalb County. It has been incorporated for more than 140 years and has developed many family traditions.  We welcome all to share in its historic claims and family atmosphere.


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 successful candidate will preferably have at least 7 years of progressive experience, two at the rank of sergeant or higher, and a bachelor degree in a related field of study. A combination of advanced specialized education, such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff & Command, or other similar law enforcement executive education with extensive supervisory experience, may be considered in lieu of a bachelor degree.


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



The salary range is:


$55,000 - $65,000 (depending on qualifications) with benefit package


Any relocation expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.



Residency must be in DeKalb County per Village of Waterman ordinance.


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



Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and 5 professional references by July 11, 2018 to:


Darryl Beach, Village President











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