The Village of Antioch, Illinois, is seeking applications for the position of
Chief of Police. The successful candidate will be community-focused and
committed to working in partnership with community members and leaders; have
leadership, management and interpersonal skills; have impeccable integrity,
ethics and professionalism; demonstrate abilities in labor relations, budget
preparation and resource management. The ideal candidate will uphold the
mission of the Antioch Police Department, and set an example for the members of
The mission of the Antioch Police Department is to make a positive difference in
the lives of all citizens within the community through proactive and community
based law enforcement efforts. Members of the department will remain responsive
to the needs of all citizens and seek solutions to problems through the
fostering of cooperation, positive contact with the public, and proactive
methods. The members of the department will strive to achieve their highest
potential as confident, competent, and caring partners with the community as
they come together in the fight against criminal activity.
The Chief of Police is charged with the management, administration and general
supervision of the Police Department of the Village of Antioch. The employee in
this position is held strictly responsible for the general good of the
department and attaining/retaining maximum efficiency/effectiveness from the
personnel, equipment and facilities assigned to him. The Chief shall respect
all policies and procedures, rules and regulations, general and special orders,
memos, as well as verbal directives applicable to the position.
Essential Functions include:
promulgates and enforces the policies and procedures, rules and regulations,
general, special and personnel orders, memos for the government of the members
and employees of the department so long as they are not inconsistent with the
charter and ordinances of the Village of Antioch or the State of Illinois.
any/all charges brought against any member(s) of the department. Punishes any
member of the department found guilty of the violation of any of the rules and
regulations, policies and procedures, general, special and personnel orders,
memos, written or verbal orders of the department so long as such punishment
is consistent with the laws of Illinois and the Village of Antioch.
subordinates for the purpose of giving instructions as to promote uniformity
in the administration of the department.
public peace and enforces the laws of Illinois and the Village of Antioch of
which the department must take cognizance; causes the requisite complaint to
be made whenever any violation comes to their attention and procures the
evidence for the successful prosecution of the offender(s).
appointments and promotions in the department subject to the confirmation of
the Village Board where necessary and proper.
Mayor or Village Administrator informed of any emergency, extraordinary action
taken, or necessary deviation from the established Village policy or
regular legislative meetings as requested by the Mayor/Village Administrator
and such other meetings as directed by the Mayor/Village Administrator.
maintenance of daily work records and personnel rating sheets and such other
books/records as may be deemed necessary for the successful operation of the
submits to the Village Board on or before such annual dates as may be designed
by the constituted authority and estimate, in detail, of the cost and expense
of providing for and maintaining the Department of Police of the Village
during the ensuing year.
powers as may be deemed necessary for the efficient/effective administration
of the department to be exercised by his subordinates under his supervision,
direction and control.
functions, powers and duties to members of the department.
exercises all of the functions, powers, and duties delegated by the State or
Village law and which is necessary and proper to attain/retain an
efficient/effective department capable of professionalism/integrity.
activity reports to ensure proper conduct and reporting.
complaints and questions about department operations from citizens, personnel
and board members
trains, motivates, disciplines, evaluates those personnel which are direct
reports and review the supervision, training, motivation, discipline and
evaluation of all other employees.
Human Resources to formulates job descriptions for all positions.
statistical reports from various agencies.
questionnaires and surveys from various agencies.
with and assists members of local government, staff, employees, business,
social agencies, developers, schools, other police agencies, courts, citizens,
representatives of local government informed of unusual incidents.
scheduling of all personnel
overtime, sick leave, and vacation requests.
evaluation forms and disciplinary action upon appeal by Patrol Officers.
various committees of various organizations relative to the position of Police
of current trends in administration, law, police technology, funding
to the media.
position salaries to the Village Board.
special projects or surveys requested by the Village Board.
adoption of new ordinances.
opinions on a variety of subjects.
contract agreements to provide service to other agencies.
Draws up long
range plans for the Police Department.
implements new trends in police work.
and seminars to keep abreast of new methods.
investigations for liquor licenses and other special matters as directed
by local officials.
supervises all other systems operational within the department such as records
reputation and reliability of agencies associated with the Police Department
such as the crime lab, equipment suppliers, printers, etc.
inspects departmental equipment and facilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative
of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police administration and
knowledge of the principles and methods of organization, management, and
knowledge of the department rules and regulations and of applicable
federal state and local laws and ordinances.
knowledge of the functions of other governmental jurisdictions and authorities
as they relate to police work.
plan, organize and direct the work of the division to which assigned.
establish and maintain effective working relationships with police officials,
state and federal authorities, civic leaders, and the public.
prepare and present effectively oral and written informative material relating
to the activity of the division.
meet such physical requirements as may be established by competent authority.
Skill in the
use of firearms and such other regular and special equipment as may be
Powers And Duties:
The chief of police is appointed by the mayor, shall be the chief executive
officer of the police department, and shall be responsible for the promulgation
of all policies of the police department. He shall further be the keeper of the
village jail, and shall have custody of all persons incarcerated therein. He
shall keep such records and make such reports concerning the functions of the
police department as may be required by statute or the mayor.
Salary And Benefits:
The chief of police shall receive a salary as set from time to time by the
village administrator, within parameters set by the village board. The chief of
police shall also be entitled to insurance, vacation and other routine benefits
consistent with the village wide personnel manual. Employment contracts may be