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Police Chief

Carpentersville, Illinois



Village of Carpentersville

1200 L.W. Besinger Drive

Carpentersville, IL 60110

Phone: 847-426-3439 Ext. 289 




Starting Salary: $120,000 +/- DOQ

Population: 37,690 

Sworn Officers: 61 

Application Deadline: 1/6/12




The Village of Carpentersville, Illinois, population of 37,690, a full-service community located in northeastern Kane County, Illinois, approximately 30 miles northwest of Chicago Illinois, seeks an experienced police professional to lead its Police Department.


The Carpentersville Police Department staff consists of 61 full-time sworn, 1 part-time sworn and 10 full-time non-sworn employees.  The Police Department is recognized as being professional and well-trained, with employees dedicated to the communityís safety.


Carpentersville is a diverse community with a mix of multi- and single-family housing, retail establishments and light industry.  A portion of the Spring Hill Mall is within Village limits.


The Village is seeking candidates with strong communication, public presentation and leadership skills and a proven record of visibility and community participation.  Experience with community partnership efforts such as community/problem-solving policing and successful partnerships with law-enforcement and other governmental agencies are highly desired.  The ideal candidate must be an effective leader, capable of gaining the trust and respect of members of the community, department and elected officials; must have a proven record of responsible fiscal management; and must be committed to training, professional development, customer service and community engagement.


Candidates must possess a bachelorís degree in criminal justice, business administration, public administration or a related field and have at least ten years of law enforcement experience in a unionized environment of an equivalent or larger size agency and six years of progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience in law enforcement, including at least two years in a senior management-level position.  A masterís degree and/or advanced executive-level training is desired.


Appointment is made by the Village Manager.



Starting Salary:


$120,000 +/- DOQ



Residency is required within 12 months of date of hire.



Submit resume and cover letter by January 6, 2012 to:


Linda Mogren, Human Resource Director

Village of Carpentersville

1200 L.W. Besinger Drive

Carpentersville, Illinois 60110






The Village of Carpentersville offers a competitive benefitsí package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer











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