Marc Hornstein is a Vice President with GovHR USA. He is an experienced, versatile law
enforcement executive and educator with over 32 years of expertise. His portfolio has included
police administration, department management, training coordination, special event security
planning, and strategic planning.
Mr. Hornstein spent much of his law enforcement career in Winnetka, Illinois, a village of 12,500 residents located 14 miles north of downtown Chicago, along the shore of Lake Michigan. His career in Winnetka began in 1993, and he moved through the ranks as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Commander, Deputy Chief, and finally served as Chief of Police from 2017-2023. The Winnetka Police Department consists of 38 personnel, with a total budget of approximately $7.6 million. Prior to his career in Winnetka, Mr. Hornstein also worked as a Community Service Officer in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, from 1990-1993. His ability to engage and effectively communicate with residents and stakeholders has made him a leader within the law enforcement community and an effective Chief of Police in the municipality where he served.
During his tenure as Chief, Hornstein led the department during both a global pandemic and national/regional civil unrest. He effectively worked with community stakeholders to ensure the continued public trust of local law enforcement. He worked with Winnetka’s Village Council to locally adopt the 10 Shared Principals developed by the Illinois NAACP and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Other accomplishments included enhanced partnerships with local schools and business community, which improved communication and public safety efforts with key stakeholders. Additionally, during his tenure, the civilian portion of the department was re-organized to establish a
more effective structure, and numerous technology enhancements were implemented within the department to improve both service quality and efficiency.
As Chief of Police, Hornstein served on the executive board of the Northeastern Illinois Regional Crime Laboratory as Secretary, Vice President, and President. Hornstein was also Chairman of the Northern Region Police Assistance Consortium (NORPAC) and was a Trustee with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. Additionally, he was a long-standing board member of the Winnetka Police Pension Fund. He continues to serve as a member of the Oakton College Law Enforcement Curriculum Advisory Board.
Since 2015, Mr. Hornstein has been an adjunct lecturer at Oakton College, where he teaches Police Organization and Administration. He is a mentor and supporter to students who aspire to enter law enforcement.
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
• Associates of Applied Science, Oakton College, IL
• Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Northeastern Illinois University, IL
• Master’s degree in Public Safety Administration, Lewis University, IL
• School of Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University
• Supervision of Police Personnel, Northwestern University
• Federal Bureau of Investigation Midwest Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
• Former President and board member for the Northeastern Illinois Regional Crime Laboratory
• Current member of the Oakton College Law Enforcement Curriculum Advisory board
• International Association of Chief’s of Police
• Illinois Association of Chief’s of Police
• Former board member for the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force
• Former board member for the Winnetka Police Pension Fund
• 1995 J. Edgar Hoover scholarship recipient for excellence in law enforcement
• 2001 Police Officer of the Year
• 2017 Oakton College Distinguished Alumni recipient
• Numerous professional awards and citizen acknowledgments
Over 32 years of progressive police management, administration,
and community engagement
• Chief of Police, Village of Winnetka, IL 1993-2023
• Community Service Officer, Buffalo Grove, IL 1990-1993
• Adjunct Faculty Lecturer, Oakton College, IL 2015-Present