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Chief of Police

St. John, Indiana


Town of St. John

c/o GovHR USA

650 Dundee Road, Suite 270

Northbrook, IL 60062

Phone: 847-380-3240




Starting Salary: $85,800 +/- DOQ

Population: 15,000

Sworn Officers: 19

Application Deadline: 10/10/15




Chief of Police


The Town of St. John, Indiana, resident population of about 15,000 seeks experienced police professionals as candidates to lead the St. John Police Department.


St. John is located in northwest Indiana in Lake County, 24 miles southeast of Chicago. Movoto Real Estate rates the Town as the fourth safest city in Indiana and the fifteenth safest in the United States. has ranked St. John among the Top 100 Best Places to Live.  St. John has a total area of about 11.5 square miles and over 20 well-equipped parks. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy an extensive pedestrian and bicycle trail system.


The St. John Police Department has a compliment of 19 sworn police officers. The department also employs 5 non-sworn employees and has a Police Reserve component.  There is no collective bargaining arrangement for the St. John Police Department.


Candidates must be committed to training, professional development and community engagement. Candidates should possess a bachelorís degree in a related field; a masterís degree is a plus.  Candidates should have at least ten years of experience in a law enforcement leadership position with municipal experience strongly preferred. Graduation from a senior command/leadership program such as the FBI National Academy, the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command or similar programs is highly desirable.


Candidates must possess well developed interpersonal and public presentation skills and utmost integrity.


The Chief of Police is appointed by the St. John Town Council.



The starting annual salary:


$85,800 +/- DOQ



Submit resume, cover letter and contact information

for 5 professional references by October 10, 2015

to Joe De Lopez and Lee McCann at:


Electronic submissions are required.



Telephone inquiries:







The Town of St. John is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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