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Police Chief

Hinckley, Illinois


Hinckley Police Department

700 James Street

Hinckley, IL 60520

Phone: 815-286-7282





Salary: $60,000 - $70,000

Population: 2,100

Sworn Officers: 5

Application Deadline: 1/31/19



The village is seeking candidates with strong communication, public presentation, leadership skills, and a 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 capable of gaining the trust and respect of community members, village employees, and elected officials. The candidate must also have a record of responsible fiscal management and will be expected to update the department policy manual. Experience in an accredited police agency is desirable.


The successful candidate will preferable have at least 7 years of progressive experience, two at the rank of sergeant or higher, and a bachelor degree in a related field of study. A combination of advanced specialized education, such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University's School of Police Staff & Command, or other similar law enforcement executive education with extensive supervisory experience, may be considered in lieu of a bachelor degree.


The chief is expected to possess excellent leadership, communication, and management skills. The chief is expected to participate in community and local professional organizations.



Salary Range:


$60,000 - $70,000

(depending on qualifications)

with benefit package


Any relocation expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.


Village residency is not required.



Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and 5 professional references by January 31, 2019 to:



The appointment of the new chief will be made by the village president with the approval of the board of trustees.











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