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Chief of Police

Wauconda, Illinois



Village of Wauconda

c/o GovHR USA

650 Dundee Road, Suite 270

Northbrook, IL 60062

Phone: 847-380-3240






Starting Salary: $115,000 - $130,000 DOQ

Population: 13,603

Sworn Officers: 25

Application Deadline: 9/1/15





Village of Wauconda, Illinois

Chief of Police



Wauconda, Il (13,603), a non-home rule community located in Lake County, Illinois, approximately 45 miles northwest of Chicago, seeks an experienced law enforcement executive to serve as its Chief of Police.


The Police Department has a compliment of 25 sworn officers, consisting of a Chief, a Deputy Chief, 7 Sergeants and 16 Police Officers. The Department also is presently staffed by 12 FTE civilian positions that include 10 Telecommunicators.   The Department also provides a Marine Unit staffed by 4 part-time officers that enhance boating safety on Bangs Lake.  In 2014, the Department responded to approximately 13,000 calls for service. The General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 includes $4.77 million for Police and $984,000 for Emergency Dispatch operations. 


A candidate for the position of Chief of Police must be a proven leader, committed to the development of the Department.  The candidate will be an exceptional communicator, able to thoughtfully represent the interests of the Department and the Village, with a high level of community engagement. The Wauconda Police Department has a strong commitment to providing exceptional law enforcement services in conjunction with the needs of the community.  The Wauconda Chief of Police is appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Village Board and reports to the Village Administrator. 


Candidates must have a bachelorís degree in a related field with advanced certifications preferred.  Candidates with an associateís degree may be considered when accompanied with additional qualifications such as Illinois Certified Police Chief, Executive Management certificates including the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety or other similar State and/or National programs.  Candidates must have at least 10 years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience in a law enforcement agency.


The successful candidate will be a highly collaborative, experienced executive with a proven track record in a union environment and the ability to work with elected and appointed officials.


The Village of Wauconda offers a competitive benefitsí package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Starting Salary:


$115,000 - $130,000  DOQ



Candidates should apply at once but no later than September 1, 2015 with resume, cover letter and

contact information for 5 professional references to:


Attention of:


Paul M. Harlow


650 Dundee Road, #270

Northbrook, IL 60062


Tel: 847-380-3240











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