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Chief of Police

Rock Island, Illinois



City of Rock Island

1528 3rd Avenue

Rock Island, IL 61201

Phone: 309-732-2058 

Fax: 309-732-2056     





Salary: $65,046 - $100,906

Population: 39,684

Sworn Officers: 83

Application Deadline: NA












The City of Rock Island is recruiting for an experienced Chief of Police to supervise and manage the Police Department.


Rock Island has a population of 39,684 residents and is located in western Illinois along the Mississippi River.  Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline in Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa make up the metro area called the “Quad Cities” with a population of 436,672.


The Rock Island Police Department has a history of providing excellent police services to citizens and enjoys broad community support.  The department has 110 full-time employees which consists of 83 officers and 27 civilian employees.  Police operations are separated into three major areas: patrol, criminal investigations and police services.  The Police Department is also responsible for the telecommunications center which dispatches all public safety calls.


This is highly responsible professional, administrative and management work in planning, organizing, and directing all activities of the Rock Island Police Department.  Work involves responsibility for the planning, organizing, and directing the efficient operation of the department including the establishment of all policies, procedures, and regulations.  Supervision is exercised directly or through subordinates over all employees in the department.  Work is performed under the direction of the City Manager. 


The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills and be effective in maintaining community involvement and support.  Strong communication, organizational, and management skills are also required.


The candidate requires graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in law enforcement and thorough experience in various aspects of police operations as a police officer and a command officer.  Experience and success with community-oriented policing is important. 



The salary range is:


$65,046 - $100,906



The City offers an excellent fringe benefit package which includes pension, major medical, paid leave, tuition reimbursement, car allowance, health club membership and also contributes 5 percent of salary to ICMAs 457-deferred compensation plan. 



Applications (including resumes and cover letters) will be accepted on-line continuously at the city’s website:



Applicant confidentiality will be protected through the recruitment process.











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