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Chief of Police

Monticello, Illinois



City of Monticello

210 N. Hamilton Street

Monticello, IL 61856

Phone: 217-762-2583

Fax: 217-762-9307







Commensurate with experience and education






Sworn Officers:




Application Deadline: 9/13/13




The City of Monticello, Illinois, population 5,548, a mid-sized and full service family friendly community located in East-Central Illinois midway between Decatur and Champaign on Interstate 72, is seeking an experienced police professional to lead its Police Department. The Police Department currently has 6 full time officers, 1 full time office staff, 3 part time officers and 1 part time parking enforcement officer.


The city is seeking candidates with strong communication skills, excellent leadership and management skills and a proven record of being actively involved in the community. 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 fiscal management; and must be committed to training, professional development, community service and community engagement.


The successful candidate must have a minimum of an Associateís Degree in a Police Administration, Public Administration or Criminal Justice related field. A Bachelorís degree is desired. The candidate will also have a minimum of 10 years progressive police experience including supervisory experience.


The Chief will be expected to maintain cooperative relationships with other local, area and state law enforcement and emergency agencies, as well as with the Monticello businesses, local organizations and Monticello residents.



The salary range for this position is:


Commensurate with experience and education


The City of Monticello offers an outstanding benefit package.


The Chief will be required to maintain residency within the city.


Employment applications are available online.



Application, resume and a cover letter shall be mailed to the address below and must be received no later than September 13, 2013:


210 N Hamilton

Monticello, IL 61856











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