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Director of Public Safety

Forest View, Illinois



Village of Forest View

7000 W. 46th Street

Forest View, IL 60402

Phone: 708-788-3429  

Fax: 708-788-8266




Salary: $70,000 - $74,000

Population: 788

Sworn Officers: 8

Application Deadline: 2/15/07




The Village of Forest View (est. pop 800) is seeking candidate for position of Director of Public Safety.  Forest View is located in Cook County, near I-55 and Harlem Avenue.  The director is appointed by the Village President with approval of Village Board.  The chosen candidate will be responsible for administering police and fire operations and reports to the Village President and Village Administrator.  The police department consists of 8 full time sworn officers and 12 part-time officers.  The fire department consists of 5 full time firefighters and 20 part-time firefighters.

The Village seeks experienced law enforcement professional with skills in planning, supervision, and staff development who is committed to community service, with outstanding leadership and administrative skills.

The candidate must possess the ability to develop a good working relationship with other area public safety agencies, and have a minimum of 10 years progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including 2 years supervisory rank and management experience.  Experience in fire department management is desirable but not necessary.

Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration or equivalent combination of experience and advanced police leadership training program such as FBI National Academy is highly desirable.

Salary in the low $70's.  Excellent benefit package.



Anticipated closing date is February 15, 2007.  An equal opportunity employer.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.  Applicants requiring special assistance should contact the ADA Coordinator at 708-788-3429.

Interest and qualified candidates should apply/inquire with resume, salary history and up to five references, in confidence to the Village Administrator:

Mr. Frank Yurka, Village Administrator
Village of Forest View
7000 W. 46th Street
Forest View, IL 60402




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