The starting annual salary for this position is $136,567.
The City of Peoria offers an attractive benefits package.
GovHR USA is pleased to announce that Peoria, Illinois, resident population of 110,417, seeks an experienced and assertive police leader to serve as this community's next Chief of Police. The current Chief is retiring after 26 years in the police service, 3 years as the agency's Chief of Police.
The City of Peoria, IL, is located midway between Chicago and St. Louis in Central Illinois on the Illinois River. Greater Peoria strikes the perfect balance between big-city life and small-town atmosphere. The neighborhoods are safe, ethnically, culturally and racially diverse. The City has a strong base of residential, commercial and educational properties.
A four-time All-America City, Peoria and the surrounding metro area are among the top regions in the country for cost of living-about 13 percent below the national average. Greater Peoria is attractive to all ages and demographics. According to a 2016 survey, the Peoria metropolitan area ranked 26th out of 190 communities surveyed around the country, the highest ranking of any Illinois region on the list. By cultivating and embracing a culture of well-being, Peoria's leaders of government, business, education, healthcare, faith, and the arts embrace the philosophy that improving the well-being for its people is an important aspect of serving the community.
The City of Peoria is a home rule municipality and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is composed of the Mayor (elected at large) and ten council members who are elected for four-year terms. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves as the chief administrative officer of the City. All Department Heads, including the Chief of Police, are appointed by and directly report to the City Manager.
The City of Peoria offers ample options for recreation for families. There is no shortage of ways to have fun. With outstanding park districts and unique art activities, it is not difficult to find something for every age and interest.
The Peoria Police Department's authorized strength is 222 full-time Sworn Police Personnel and their current staffing level is 207 full-time Sworn Police Personnel. The department's staff also consists of 21 non-sworn personnel, and 5 part-time cadets. The Department's current Budget is $26.85M. Department sworn personnel are represented by the Peoria Police Benevolent Association for collective bargaining. Non-sworn civilian personnel are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union.
The City is seeking an innovative and collaborative professional with proven law enforcement managerial experience and strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
The ideal professional background and qualifications for the Chief of Police position include:
Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or related fields. A Master's Degree is strongly preferred. Advanced leadership training such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University's Executive Management Program, Southern Police Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police or similar programs is highly desirable. Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Certified or able to be certified within 6 months of hire. Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Illinois driver's license and have a safe driving record.
Residency within city limits is required within 1 year of appointment.
Electronic submissions are required.
PEORIA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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