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Police Chief

Bourbonnais, Illinois


Village of Bourbonnais

600 Main Street NW

Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Phone: 815-937-3570

Fax: 815-937-3467




Salary: DOQ

Population: 18,400

Sworn Officers: 26

Application Deadline: 11/21/12




It is the Chiefs responsibility to oversee all operations of the Police Department and to provide leadership and mentoring to patrol operations, investigations, officer recruitment and training, crime prevention strategies, crime analysis and reporting, special event management, physical security, and traffic control. Chief coordinates with state, county, and federal agencies and other agencies where activities of the police department are involved. The Chief works to establish community policing policies throughout the Village and must be actively involved in the community.   The position of Police Chief reports to the Mayor and Village Administrator.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess a Bachelorís Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration or related field.

  • The successful candidate has progressive experience in supervision of subordinates in law enforcement, demonstrated and provable community relations background, ability to communicate in both verbal and written formats, and the ability to use and work with various computer programs.

  • Minimum of three years experience as a recognized Assistant To or Deputy Chief of a governmental police agency.

  • Minimum of seven years experience as a certified Law Enforcement Officer, and have completed Northwestern University Staff and Command School and, or the FBI National Academy.   

  • Applicant must be able to pass a criminal background check.

  • Applicants must possess a valid driverís license.

  • While residency in the Village is not a requirement the successful candidate must move to within a 15 mile radius of the Village within 6 months.


Persons interested in applying for the position should send a detailed resume, personal and professional references and other information to be considered during application review to:


Gregg Spathis, Village Administrator

Village of Bourbonnais

600 Main Street NW

Bourbonnais, IL 60914


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