Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Village of Buffalo Grove
c/o Voorhees Associates
500 Lake Cook Road, Suite 350
Deerfield, IL 60015
Starting Salary Range: $135,000 - $145,000
Sworn Officers: 71
Application Deadline: 2/22/13
Buffalo Grove, IL (pop. 41,496) Progressive municipal government seeks skilled Police Chief with exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership and management experience in municipal law enforcement. The Village of Buffalo Grove is a diverse, family oriented community with excellent schools and beautiful parks located 42 miles northwest of Chicago.
The Buffalo Grove Police Department has 71 sworn officers, 13 civilian employees, and a $9.2 million budget. The Department is CALEA accredited with award winning policing and community relations programs. The Village is known for its low crime rate and friendly, approachable police department. The Police Chief is appointed by and reports to a professional Village Manager and serves on the Manager’s executive leadership team. There have been three Village Managers in the last 35 years. The current Chief is retiring after 36 years with the department, the last 9 years as the Chief.
The Village is seeking candidates with strong leadership and communication skills. Candidates should be familiar with progressive policing principles and have a demonstrated record of success in developing effective relationships at all levels of the organization. Candidates must be committed to an inclusive management style when appropriate and employees’ professional development. Labor relations experience and a history of successful partnerships with the community and other supporting agencies are required.
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, business administration, public administration, communications, or related field. Candidates should also have at least ten years experience in a municipal law enforcement management position. A Master’s degree or completion of an advanced police management school is desired.
Residency is not required.
Starting Salary Range:
$135,000 - $145,000
Candidates should apply by February 22 with resume,
cover letter, and contact information for five professional references to Heidi Voorhees and Mike Hosking at:
Equal Opportunity Employer
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