Village of West Dundee


With the upcoming retirement of our current Police Chief, the Village of West Dundee, Kane County, Illinois is seeking exceptionally qualified law enforcement professionals for the position of Chief of Police.  With a population nearing 8,000 residents, West Dundee is a home-rule community located approximately 40 miles northwest of Chicago along the Fox River where residents, businesses, and visitors enjoy an overall strong quality of life supported by a fiscally responsible Village government that delivers first-class services.


This position reports directly to the Village Manager and is a vital part of the Executive Team of the Village.  The Chief of Police will lead a department which consists of 28 total positions, including 25 sworn and three non-sworn positions, with a budget of $5 million.

The ideal candidate must possess impeccable integrity, excellent communication and leadership skills, and the ability to effectively interact and engage with all members of the Police Department, other Village staff, and community members.  The successful next Chief of Police will recognize the complexities of policing a small community adjacent to a large metropolitan area and will be able to maintain strong area partnerships by collaborating with other agencies and stakeholders in and around our community.  The next Chief of Police will be dedicated to ensuring that West Dundee continues to be a safe place to live, work, and visit, and be committed to operating the Department with high standards of efficiency and effectiveness.

A successful candidate will be a forward-thinking leader who embraces the ongoing technological advancements and current modern strategies in policing, while continuing to maintain the traditional principles of integrity, transparency, respect, and accountability within the Department.  In addition to ensuring the health and safety of the community, the next Chief of Police will also be committed to the ongoing professional development of the members of the Department and be committed to fostering a healthy work environment by understanding the distinct challenges law enforcement professionals face both mentally and physically.


The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration, Organizational Management, or a related field and possess a minimum of 10 years of law enforcement experience, including at least five years in leadership roles.  A combination of education, training, and experience that would provide the required knowledge will be accepted.


The current salary range for the position is $133,000 to $174,500. Appointments will be made within the range depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. A generous benefits and retirement package is offered by the Village.


Interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, employment application, and contact information for three work-related references.  Submissions are due to the Village Manager by Friday, June 21, 2024, and should be sent via email to

An employment application and further information can be found on the Village’s website under Village Job Opportunities.

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