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Chief of Police

Park City, Illinois



City of Park City

3420 Kehm Boulevard

Park City, IL 60085

Phone: 847-662-2135    



Population: 7,000


Application Deadline: 1/19/07








Position Background


Park City is a progressing and diverse suburban community with a population of 7,000. Park City is located 32 miles north of the City of Chicago, between the City of Waukegan and the Village of Gurnee in the heart of Lake County, Illinois. Currently, the City of Park City is seeking an accountable law enforcement professional with excellent leadership skills for the position of Police Chief. The police department has 23 employees and an annual budget of over $1.2 million. 


We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate integrity, strong leadership skills, and extensive field experience. Applicants must be able to build and maintain strong relationships not only with a diverse community, but with the departmental staff. Our candidates must bring innovate ideas that will help us build a positive working environment and that will aid in developing a system for staff accountability. This position requires consistent management throughout all levels of the agency. The applicant should be able to communicate a sense of vision, the goals and objectives and a plan for measuring the success of these goals. Successful applicants must be creative, motivated and ready to bring fresh ideas that will help transform the Park City Police Department.



Job Summary 


Under the general direction of the Mayor and City Administrator, the Chief of Police performs high level supervisory and administrative work.  Responsibilities include the efficient operation of the Police Department through planning, organizing, and directing its activities; assuring that law and order is maintained; ensure laws and ordinances are enforced, and that measures are implemented to prevent crimes and protect lives and property; serves as a part of the city's administrative team; consult with the Mayor, City Administrator and elected officials in determining objectives, policies and resource deployment strategies for police operations; prepares and administers department budget, public outreach, education and relations; ensures that necessary records, reports, correspondence and other documents are prepared and properly maintained; ability to work weekends, holidays or evenings when necessary in order to accomplish the essential functions of the position; must be able to efficiently operate office and law enforcement related tools and equipment; extensive physical demands including a special consideration for the ability to provide professional services in any and all potential exterior environments (work the road if needed).



Position Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Course prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board or for non-Illinois residents, successful completion of a basic training program of similar content and number of hours, found acceptable by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for waiver of minimum training standards (50 Illinois Compiled Statutes Act 705)

  • Progressive experience (15 years Minimum) in law enforcement and crime prevention work, including considerable management and administrative experience, bachelor’s degree with major course work in police science, public administration, or related field

  • Consideration will be given to persons with a minimum of fifteen (15) years sworn full-time law enforcement experience and with a minimum of ten (10) years experience in a responsible, varied managerial position with a local municipal, county or state police agency

  • Northwestern Staff & Command School or FBI National Academy a plus

  • Demonstrated experience as a “change agent” in law enforcement environment

  • Demonstrated experience in policing a diverse community

  • Ability to pass a medical and psychological exam 


How to Apply


Please send letter of interest and resume to:


City of Park City

Attn: City Administrator David Alarcon

3420 Kehm Boulevard

Park City, Illinois 60085






Re: Chief of Police Position






January 19, 2007




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