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Police Chief

Berkeley, Illinois



Village of Berkeley

5819 Electric Avenue

Berkeley, IL 60163

Phone: 708-234-2623

Fax: 708-449-6189




Starting Salary: $90,000+/- DOQ

Population: 5,209

Sworn Officers: 19

Application Deadline: 3/7/14




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The Village of Berkeley, Illinois, population 5,209, a full service community located east of Chicago, seeks an experienced police professional to lead its Police Department consisting of fourteen full-time police officers, five part-time officers, four full-time dispatchers, six part-time dispatchers, a part-time records clerk, and a part-time community service officer.


The Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality police service to those who live and work in the Village of Berkeley. The Department works in collaboration with the community and strives to maintain the utmost level of public safety with the goal of maintaining the quality of life expected within the Village. The Department provides services with a commitment to cultivating the public trust by respecting individual rights and striving to be fair, just and responsive to the needs and feelings of the community.


Candidates must be committed to training, professional development and community/problem solving policing. Candidates with a proven record of visibility and participation in the community are desired. Strong communication and leadership skills; experience in police operations/supervision, budgeting and personnel management, grant administration and crime intervention and prevention are desired.




  • Candidates must possess a Bachelorís degree in criminal justice, or related field.

  • Candidates should also have at least ten years in law enforcement with a minimum of seven yearsí experience in a law enforcement manager, leadership position, or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the requisite skills and abilities to effectively perform the duties of Police Chief.

  • A Masterís degree or advanced executive level training is also highly desired.


Please consult the Villageís website for complete information regarding the position at:



The Police Chief is appointed by the Village President with approval by the Village Trustees.



Starting Salary:


$90,000+/- DOQ



Submit resume, cover letter, and application

(found at by March 7, 2014 to:


Ms. Brandiss J. West, Management Analyst

Village of Berkeley

5819 Electric Avenue

Berkeley, IL 60163













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