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Police Chief

Chicago Heights, Illinois


Chicago Heights Park District

1400 Chicago Road

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Phone: 708-755-1351

Fax: 708-755-0940




Starting Salary: $41,000

Population: 32,000

Sworn Officers: 1

Application Deadline: 10/2/15




The Chicago Heights Park District Police Department will be accepting applications for the full-time position of Chief from September 18, 2015 to October 2, 2015 only.


The application deadline is October 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.



For additional details and to apply,

please visit our website at:



Chicago Heights Park District Offers:

  • Salary $41,000

  • Fringe benefits and pension plan

  • Health, dental, and life insurance plans


Residency requirement within 6 months of hire.





Perform a variety of administrative, supervisory and professional work in planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the Police Department consisting of 8 part-time police officers. Provide protection to the Districtís resources and to the public using the parks district facilities and parks.



Eligibility Requirements:


The Chicago Heights Park District Board of Commissioners is charged with the appointment of the Police Chief.


To be considered for employment,

candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field;

  • Certification as a Police Officer by the Illinois Local Government Law Enforcement Officers Training & Standard Board:

  • Minimum two years related work experience necessary to gain a full understanding and proficiency in law enforcement, recreation and natural resource management;

  • Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment;

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations;

  • A United States Citizen;

  • Must possess a valid driverís license and ability to pass defensive driving course;

  • CPR/AED and first aid certified;

  • Pass a comprehensive pre-employment screening process to include: background investigation, polygraph, psychological and medical examination with drug testing.











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