City of Beloit
c/o GovHR USA
650 Dundee Road, Suite 270
Northbrook, IL 60062
Starting Salary: $90,667 – $149,600, DOQ
Sworn Officers: 72
Application Deadline: 2/12/16
Beloit, WI (Population 36,966)
The City of Beloit is seeking a skilled Police Chief with exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership and management experience in municipal law enforcement. This is an exciting professional opportunity.
Beloit is a diverse, progressive, full-service community located near the Wisconsin/Illinois state line that has undergone substantial economic development and redevelopment as well as neighborhood revitalization. The City’s establishment of a strong partnership with the private sector as well as its innovative approach to economic development and neighborhood revitalization has resulted in a completely revitalized downtown, considerable economic development in its 400-acre city-owned industrial/office park and a repurposed shopping mall that is home to the City’s new state-of-the-art public library as well as major retail businesses and nonprofit organizations. In addition, Beloit is home to the internationally known, highly regarded Beloit College as well as a thriving arts community that boasts a two-week international film festival, a philharmonic, an arts incubator and a civic theater that plays to sold out audiences.
The Beloit Police Department has 92 full-time employees, of which 72 are sworn officers and 20 are civilian employees. The Police Department has a 2016 Adopted Budget of $11.7 million. The Police Chief is appointed by the Police and Fire Commission and reports to the City Manager and serves on the Manager’s executive leadership team.
The Beloit Police Department is undergoing a cultural shift that highlights community engagement with renewed emphasis on community policing, enhances leadership at all levels of the organization, and continues the modernization of policing techniques with a focus on neighborhood based, problem-oriented, intelligence led approach. An experienced law enforcement officer with exceptional leadership skills and ability to serve as a change agent is sought for this position.
The City 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 and throughout the community. 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. Labor relations experience and a history of successful partnerships with the community and other supporting agencies are essential.
Desirable qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a closely related field and executive management certificates including the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety or other similar State and/or National programs. A Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field is a plus. Candidates must also have at least 7-10 years’ experience in a municipal law enforcement management position equivalent to a Captain, Commander, Deputy Chief or Chief. Candidates must be a sworn officer in the state of Wisconsin or able to become Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board certified within a reasonable time frame.
Starting Salary Range:
$90,667 – $149,600 DOQ
Health and Dental Benefits are available to the employee and his/her family at no premium cost.
Candidates should apply by February 12 with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references to Lee McCann and Joe De Lopez at:
Electronic submissions required.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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