The City of Warrenville Illinois, resident population of approximately 13,553, seeks experienced police leaders as applicants to serve as this community’s next Chief of Police.
The City of Warrenville, located approximately 30 miles west of the City of Chicago, is recognized as a small, hometown refuge nestled in the center of the dynamic and nationally recognized research and development corridor that runs through DuPage County, Illinois. It is a town where families can enjoy a safe, clean, aesthetic way of life and businesses benefit from a community that is open for business. Warrenville's location at the Winfield Road interchange on I-88 connects to a network of County roads, which provide easy access to both homes and businesses. Warrenville is 5.5 square miles, with 42% residential land, 13% commercial land, 1% industrial land, 2% agricultural land, 4% institutional land, 19% transportation/other, 13% open space, and 6% undeveloped area.
The Department consists of 32 full-time police officers and 17 full-time and part-time civilian employees who fall under either the Administration and Investigations Divisions or Patrol Operations. The Department provides highly specialized services, which include forensic evidence processing, major accident reconstruction, the Bike Unit, Traffic Safety Enforcement Unit (TSEU), and the Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP). Additionally, department members serve on multi-jurisdictional task forces including DuPage Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigations Team (MERIT), DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Taskforce (DuCART), and the Greater Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force. Sergeants and Police Officers are represented by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP) Union. The Warrenville Police Department’s 2022 budget is $6.59 Million.
Appointed by the Mayor and reporting to the City Administrator, the Chief of Police must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. A Master’s degree is desirable. Senior professional leadership training desired includes Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s School of Police Staff and Command, the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations program, the FBI National Academy, or comparable program. Successful candidates will hold the Illinois Law Enforcement Officer’s certification or be qualified and obtain certification within 12 months of appointment. A valid Illinois Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID) and an Illinois driver’s license must be possessed, or the candidate must have the ability to obtain FOID and driver’s license. Experience needed: Progressively responsible leadership experience in a comparable law enforcement agency, 6-10 years in police operations including considerable experience in a supervisory/command capacity; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job functions.
The salary for this position is $117,184 – $161,128 depending upon qualifications.
Interested professionals should submit a completed resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by September 14, 2022 at www.GovHRjobs.com Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240 – Joe De Lopez Ext. 115 & Lee McCann Ext. 119
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