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Chief of Police

Harwood Heights, Illinois



Village of Harwood Heights

7300 West Wilson Avenue

Harwood Heights, IL 60706

Phone: 708-867-7200

Fax: 708-867-7962





Salary: Negotiable based on qualifications

Population: 8,612

Sworn Officers: 24

Application Deadline: 9/23/13




Village of Harwood Heights (pop. 8,612) seeks qualified applicant for position of Chief of Police.



Candidate must:

  • Have attained a Bachelorís degree or relevant experience would be considered in lieu of a B.A.

  • Demonstrate experience in law enforcement and crime prevention as well as supervisory and/or management experience and the ability to plan and direct departmental growth and improvement including direct community outreach.


The Chief is responsible for management and operation of police department including implementation of all policies, procedures, regulations and budget. Department currently has 24 sworn officers. Positions also include a 911 Center, auxiliary and civilian employees, dispatch and part-time crossing guards.


Successful candidate should have experience in leadership, management skills, and fiscal responsibility including the ability to seek grants. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to interface effectively with department personnel, other members of Village local government, county and state law enforcement authorities and general public.


Excellent benefit package offered.


Salary is negotiable based on qualifications.


Chief position is appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Board and reports directly to the Mayor.



Qualified candidate should send, fax or email resume to:


Office of the Mayor

7300 West Wilson

Harwood Heights, IL 60706


FAX: 708-867-7962



Resumes will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Monday, September 23, 2013.















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