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Chief of Police

Lakewood, Illinois



Village of Lakewood

2500 Lake Avenue

Lakewood, IL 60014

Fax: 815-459-3156




Starting Salary: $80,000 +/- DOQ

Population: 3,800

Sworn Officers: 10

Application Deadline: 3/31/14




The Village of Lakewood, Illinois (est. pop 3,800) is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police.


Primarily residential community with commercial growth potential.  Steady growth is anticipated.


Two persons have held the position since 1985.  The Department has an approximate budget of $900,000.  8 F/T Officers; 2 P/T Officers; and 1 P/T Administrative Assistant.


Per a long standing Agreement with the City of Crystal Lake, the Village of Lakewood Police Department operates a Marine/Lake Patrol Unit from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Operations are generally staffed by part-time personnel and the annual budget is approximately $30,000.


The Village seeks an experienced, visionary law enforcement professional who is committed to customer service, community interaction, staff development and exemplary professional standards.  Outstanding leadership and administrative skills, exceptional oral and written communications. 




  • A minimum of ten years progressively responsible municipal law enforcement experience including a minimum of (5) years supervisory and/or management experience.

  • Bachelorís Degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration or related field preferred or equivalent combination of experience and advanced police leadership training programs such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, or Northwestern Center for Public Safety School of Staff and Command.


Starting Salary:


$80,000 +/- DOQ


Excellent benefit package


This position is an IMRF position.



Send cover letter, resume, salary history

and references by 4:30 p.m. on March 31, 2014 to:


Village Manager

2500 Lake Avenue

Lakewood, IL 60014

















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