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Chief of Police

Carbondale, Illinois



City of Carbondale

c/o The PAR Group

100 N. Waukegan Road, Suite 211

Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Phone: 847-234-0005  

Fax: 847-234-8309




Starting Salary: $87,000 +/- negotiable

Population: 27,201 

Sworn Officers: 68 

Application Deadline: 1/30/09






City of  Carbondale, Illinois (27,201)


Dynamic, progressive, growing community seeks experienced, proven, progressive police chief to lead its CALEA accredited Police Department consisting of 68 sworn, 24 civilians, and a $7.2M operating budget.


Carbondale is located in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Illinois, 96 miles southeast of St. Louis. Home to Southern Illinois University with 23,000 students, Carbondale is the center of commerce, entertainment, medicine, recreation, culture and education for the region.


The Department responded to 2,060 Part I and 1,090 Part II crimes in 2007. Position is supervised and appointed by the City Manager.


Candidates should have advanced leadership/command training with a minimum of five years experience in an upper management position in a law enforcement agency of comparable size, diversity, and complexity. Experience in a university environment is desirable but not required. Requires Bachelorís degree in law enforcement or related field; Master's degree desirable. Candidates should possess strong skills and/or experience in leadership, community policing, operations, supervision, budgeting, personnel management, labor relations, community partnerships, and crime intervention strategies. Problem solving and communication/interpersonal skills needed with a team-management orientation.



Additional information regarding the position can be found at the Consultant's website:



Starting Salary:


$87,000 +/- negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience


Residency required.


Final review of resumes will commence on January 30, 2009.



Submit resume, cover letter with salary history and five references to the Cityís Executive Search Consultants:


The PAR Group

Gregory F. Ford, Vice President

100 N. Waukegan Road, Suite 211

Lake Bluff, IL 60044


TEL: 847/234-0005

FAX: 847/234-8309







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