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Chief of Police

Elgin, Illinois



Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive

Elgin, IL 60123




Minimum Starting Salary:




Application Deadline: Until Filled




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.



Oversee and direct the day-to-day operations of the ECC Police Department to ensure protection of life and property of the Colleges' students, staff, visitors and facilities. Direct the overall daily activities of sworn and un-sworn police personnel in the proactive policing efforts and enforcement of applicable federal, state and local laws.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as the chief law enforcement officer of the ECC Police Department, providing leadership for department personnel in assessing, developing, and coordinating the ECC Police Departments' efforts in designing and sustaining procedures and educational programs to safeguard and enhance awareness of campus crime and safety.

  2. Oversee the daily activities of the campus Police Department. Hire, train schedule and evaluate staff in the daily enforcement of federal, state, local and campus regulations. Coordinate the activities of contract police services, as needed.

  3. Manage the crime awareness campaign to ensure staff, administration and students are aware of all crime prevention measures. Ensure programs are in place to prevent reoccurrence of crime or property loss. Purchase and distribute information to staff and students and serve as the department training officer. Analyze all on-campus incidents to ensure that issues are addressed to minimize safety problems.

  4. Prepare and administer the Police Department budget to ensure the department will operate efficiently to provide necessary and needed services to the College community without a shortage of revenue. Determine need, specify, and purchase replacement and additional needed equipment for the Police Department.

  5. Develop and promote the mission, programs, policies, and standard operating procedures of the ECC Police Department. Write and review established standards to ensure compliance with laws of the federal, state and local governments.

  6. Conduct pre-employment criminal background checks on applications of security-sensitive positions as required by the Campus Security Act. Conduct and arrange for all testing of police officer candidates to ensure that members of the Police Department meet all state-mandated requirements.

  7. Compile and publish annual crime statistics as required by the Campus Safety Act. Ensure that timely and accurate information is provided to the College community, staff, students and necessary agencies.

  8. Assist in the execution of the ECC Emergency Plan to provide direction during severe weather, fire, bomb threat, utility emergency, disturbance, demonstration, or hazardous material incident, serious injury or illness.

  9. Supervise all Police Department vehicle and equipment maintenance.

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in a minimum of twenty hours of mandatory training per year as required by state law for police chiefs.

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

Required Qualifications:

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

  2. Ten years of law enforcement experience in positions with increasing responsibility. Must include at least four years of senior command/management level experience.

  3. Excellent understanding of law enforcement, especially as it relates to higher education.

  4. Ability to think clearly and decisively in stressful and challenging situations.

  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  6. Ability to anticipate problems and take steps to prevent them before they occur.

  7. Must meet the State standards as required by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for a sworn police officer.

  8. An ability to lead through problem-oriented policing and community policing philosophies.

  9. Mandatory annual firearms certification as required by Illinois Public Act 94-103.

  10. LEADS and AED/CPR certification.

  11. Strong leadership and organization skills.

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

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

  14. Ability to adapt to changing field conditions including exposure to extreme weather conditions, intense physical activity and safety hazards.

  15. Ability and skills to operate a variety of police vehicles and equipment during normal and emergency conditions in a safe and cautious manner.

  16. Ability to work in a collaborative environment that is unique to a college or university.

  17. Knowledge of threat assessment and Behavioral Intervention strategies.

  18. Experience managing in a bargaining unit environment.

  19. Working knowledge of budget management.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree.

  2. Advanced police leadership training programs such as FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern Center for Public Safety School of Staff and Command, or the ILETSB Executive Institute's Police Executive Role in the 21st Century.

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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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