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Deputy Chief of Police

Elgin, Illinois



Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive

Elgin, IL 60123





Starting Salary: $63,529



Application Deadline: Until Filled




Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL

Police Officer



Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.





Plan, coordinate and direct the activities of the campus police department. Supervise personnel in the prevention detection and investigation of crimes, maintenance of order, enforcement of traffic regulations, etc.



Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the day-to-day operations of the ECC Police Department personnel. Interview, hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate the ECC law enforcement, security and administrative staff. Respond, or provide staff to respond to all off-hours situations.

  2. Make all follow up investigations on criminal incidents on campus. Apprehend and arrest suspects for felony or misdemeanor offenses in accordance with applicable State statutes. Collect evidence and interview any possible witnesses for subsequent court hearings.

  3. Make recommendations to management on any necessary policy/procedure changes, equipment purchase/replacement and employee performance issues.

  4. Develop educational programs to enhance awareness of campus crime and safety.

  5. Maintain the "Standard Operating Policies and Procedures" manual of the ECC Police Department. Develop and maintain the Colleges' "Emergency and Evacuation" manuals.

  6. Supervise all vehicle maintenance and operations for the Police Department.

  7. Prepare Clery Annual Campus Safety Report.

  8. Liaison with other law enforcement agencies.

  9. Serve as Acting Chief of Police as needed.


Other Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in a minimum of 20 hours of mandatory in-service training per year.

  2. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.


  1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  2. Fifteen years experience in law enforcement with five years at a command level at an increasing level of responsibility (equivalent to police lieutenant or higher).

  3. Experience in policy development, budgeting, personnel, and training.

  4. Certification by the Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officer Training Board.

  5. Strong leadership, communication and organization skills.

  6. Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive written reports.

  7. Working knowledge of pertinent federal, state laws and local ordinances.

  8. Knowledge of operation and use of Law Enforcement equipment.

  9. Ability to analyze situations and adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action.

  10. Possess physical coordination, strength, and ability sufficient to meet strenuous police duty requirements.

  11. Ability to adapt to exposure to extreme weather conditions, intense physical activity and safety hazards.

  12. Ability to operate a variety of police vehicles and equipment.

  13. Maintain mandatory annual firearms certification as required by Illinois Public Act 94-103.

  14. Acquire and maintain LEADS and AED/CPR certification.


Desired Qualifications:

  1. Completion of an administration/command school.

  2. Supervisory/management experience.


For a detailed job posting and to apply,

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Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment,

Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.











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