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Police Chief

Hampshire, Illinois


Village of Hampshire

234 S. State Street

PO Box 457  

Hampshire, IL 60140

Phone: 847-683-2181 x-26 

Fax: 847-683-4915    



Starting Salary: $85,000 - $90,000

Population: 3,810/6,000 

Sworn Officers: 13 

Application Deadline: 3/13/09



The Village of Hampshire (2003 population: 3,815; current estimate: 6,000 +/-) seeks an experienced, innovative and dedicated individual to lead its Police Department.  The Village of Hampshire is a growing community located in northwest Kane County, bordering Interstate 90.


The Police Chief is appointed by the Village Board and reports to the Village Administrator and is responsible for the leadership and direction of the Police Department with 12 full-time sworn officers, two part-time civilians, and an operating budget of $1.3 Million.



The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated experience and ability in all principles and practices of police unit operations and administration including budgeting, personnel management and labor relations.

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. 

  • The ability to build consensus and work in an organization focused on customer service.

  • A minimum of five to seven years of progressively responsible experience working in a supervisory or management capacity.

  • A Bachelorís degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Law Enforcement or a related field is preferred, but not required.

  • A valid Illinois Driverís License.


Starting salary for this position:


$85,000 - $90,000 plus an excellent benefit package



Apply by Friday, March 13, 2009 with a cover letter, resume, and five references to:


Village of Hampshire

Attn: Eric Palm, Village Administrator

234 S. State Street

PO Box 457

Hampshire, IL 60140



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