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Chief of Police

Morton Grove, Illinois



Morton Grove Police Department

6101 Capulina Avenue

Morton Grove, IL 60053

Phone: 847-663-3002

Fax: 847-965-4162





Salary: $125,000+/-

Population: 23,270

Sworn Officers: 68

Application Deadline: 2/28/14



The Village of Morton Grove, Illinois (Population 23,270) is seeking a highly qualified, full-time Police Chief to lead a department of 68 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. The department has an operating budget of $9,239,568.


The Village is seeking candidates with strong proven leadership and communication skills who are forward thinking and team oriented. Customer service is a priority for the Village. The successful candidate will promote a collaborative management style and be committed to building successful partnerships within the community.


Candidates must have demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining a positive, trusting, and cooperative environment as well as fostering a culture of fairness in dealing with all employees, fellow department directors, elected officials, and the general public. The Chief of Police should have a thorough knowledge of the principles of personnel management in the public sector, including employee/labor relations experience as well as experience with recruiting, promoting, training and discipline within a civil service (Board of Fire and Police Commission) environment. Experience in collective bargaining and contract administration is important.




  • A Bachelorís degree and a Masterís degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, business administration, public administration, or other related field is strongly desired; professional experience may be considered in place of formal education.

  • Candidates should also have at least seven yearsí experience in a municipal law enforcement management or command position for a comparable community.

  • Command level leadership/management training such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, or the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course is also highly desirable.

  • The selected candidate must possess or have the ability to obtain an Illinois driverís license and to be certified as a police officer in the State of Illinois.


The Village offers a competitive benefit package with a salary range of $125,000+/- depending on qualifications and experience.



A detailed job description is included in the

recruitment brochure available on the Villageís website:

(under employment opportunities)






Recruitment Brochure



Resumes will not be accepted later than 4:30 pm, on February 28, 2014.



Please send a cover letter, resume and salary history for the past five years along with contact information for at least five professional references with contact information (one of which should be a direct subordinate) to:











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