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Chief of Police

Hinckley, Illinois


Village of Hinckley

720 James Street

Hinckley, IL 60520

Phone: 815-286-3836 

Fax: 815-286-3651    




Salary: $45,000 - $65,000

Population: 2,000  

Sworn Officers: 8

Application Deadline: 5/18/12




The Village of Hinckley, Illinois, population of 2000 residents, a small family focused community, a full-service community located in southeastern DeKalb County, Illinois, seeks an experienced police professional to lead its Police Department.


The Village is seeking candidates with strong communication, public presentation and leadership skills and a proven record of visibility and community participation. Experience with community partnership efforts such as community/problem-solving policing and successful partnerships with law-enforcement and other governmental agencies are highly desired. The ideal candidate must be an effective leader, capable of gaining the trust and respect of members of the community, department and elected officials; must have a proven record of responsible fiscal management; and must be committed to training, professional development, customer service and community engagement.


The successful candidate will have at least 7 years of progressive experience, three at the rank of Lieutenant or higher, and a bachelor degree in a related field of study. A combination of advanced specialized education, such as the FBI National Academy or Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff & Command, or other similar law enforcement executive education, along with extensive administrative experience, may be considered in lieu of bachelor degree. The Chief is expected to possess excellent leadership, communication, and management skills. Cooperation with and utilization of other local, county and state law enforcement agencies and their resources is a must. The Chief is expected to participate in community and professional organizations.


The salary range is $45,000 - $65,000 depending on qualifications with benefit package. Any relocation expenses are the responsibility of the applicant. Residency is preferred within 30-mile radius of Hinckley.



For more information about the community visit:



Applications will be accepted until May 18, 2012



Please e-mail or send resumes and cover letter to:




Appointment is made by the President of Hinckley with approval by the Village Trustees.











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