Community & Position Summary:
The Village of Lisle is seeking a proven and energetic leader to serve as Deputy Chief of Police-Administration for the Lisle Police Department.
As an integral member of the Command Staff, this individual will perform complex administrative tasks while carrying out the mission and vision for the Village and Department. The Deputy Chief of Administration will have primary oversight of the records division, personnel, planning and research, financial management and budget preparation among other high-level leadership responsibilities.
Lisle is a vibrant and dynamic community located in Chicago's western suburbs with significant economic opportunity and a high quality of life. Called "The Arboretum Village," the community is situated along the prestigious I-88 Corporate Corridor just 26 miles west of Chicago's loop in DuPage County. Lisle has a nature-themed redeveloped downtown, and approximately 750 businesses located in a variety of business districts. It is home to many corporate headquarters including AST, Navistar, Molex, Leeco Steel, SunCoke Energy, and CTS Corporation, has beautiful neighborhoods, three full-service hotels, Benedictine University, a growing local/independent restaurant scene, extensive recreational opportunities and excellent schools – all within just a short train ride to downtown Chicago. The community has a major commercial corridor along Ogden Avenue with access to north/south and east/west tollways just minutes away.
The Village of Lisle employs just under 100 employees and has corporate boundaries of approximately 6-square miles. Village departments include the Village Manager's Office, Finance, Development Services, Public Works and Police.
The Lisle Police Department is a valued facet of the community; department leadership and employees spearhead the Volunteers 4 Lisle Program and plan, host, and participate in community activities. The department's high visibility provides an opportunity to affirmatively promote, preserve and deliver a safe community and quality services to all Lisle community members. The Police Department prides itself on being progressive and professional, and has received Tier 1 accreditation from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Council. It consists of 49 employees including 38 sworn officers and 11 civilian employees. There are two Deputy Chiefs of Police, five Sergeants and 30 patrol officers in addition to the Police Chief. Police officers are hired and promoted through the Lisle Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. The Commission handles hiring and promotion up to, but not including, the Deputy Police Chiefs and works collaboratively with the Chief of Police. The department's patrol officers (who are on twelve hour shifts) are represented by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police.
- Ability to supervise, manage, lead, teach, direct, plan, and coordinate.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.
- Well-developed leadership abilities and management skills that are based upon consensus building, executing a vision and honed problem-solving skills.
- Exercise sound judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in critical and/or unexpected situations.
- A welcoming demeanor and openness to insights and contributions from others; a passion for, and desire to, mentor new and talented supervisors.
- Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, and court rulings.
- Knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of delivering police services; knowledge of risk management principles.
- Understand, interpret, and develop recommendations using a variety of reference, descriptive and/or advisory data and information such as reports, investigations, forms, logs, schedules, payroll documents, service requests, laws, ordinances, contracts, manuals, regulations,
- General Orders, financial statements, technical operating manuals, statutes, procedures, guidelines and non-routine correspondence.
- Experience working with Village management in a team-oriented approach ensuring department operational concerns are addressed in a tactful, timely, well-balanced approach.
- Ability to provide guidance, assistance and/or interpretation to others, such as co-workers and the public on how policies, procedures and standards apply to specific situations.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to assemble information, proof, edit, and write correspondences; prepare background information and develop well thought out and reasoned recommendations.
- Willingness to take on new challenges enthusiastically and apply a collaborative, innovative, and resourceful approach in deriving solutions; apply problem identification, data collection, solution selection, implementation and evaluation skills to efforts seeking resolution.
- Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal supervision, exercise good judgment, prioritize tasks, take initiative and navigate interruptions and deadlines.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding confidential and sensitive information.
- Strong abilities to use, and learn how to use, software systems and modern office equipment; familiarity with dispatching, records management, word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, data base and other software programs.
- In the absence of the Police Chief, the Deputy Police Chief will assume the powers, duties and responsibilities of the Chief.
- Embodies, models and embraces the Village's vision, mission, and values.
- Assists in the development of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities; formulates rules, procedures and standards for assigned divisions and ensures they are maintained.
- Plans, organizes and directs the collection, analysis, utilization and dissemination of criminal intelligence data.
- Supervises the Information and Support Services Manager and the Volunteer 4 Lisle Coordinator.
- Coaches and mentors staff on problem solving strategies and reviews work for proper and applicable law enforcement techniques; evaluates staff's performance; participates in the interviewing and selection of new officers, civilian staff, and current staff in the promotional process.
- Assures clear lines of communication that departmental policy, procedure, and practices are clearly conveyed and understood.
- Performs the duties of the department's Public Information Officer including managing the Department's social media accounts and distributing media releases/reports as necessary.
- Along with the Chief, represents the Department and maintains cooperation as a liaison with all municipal, state, county and federal agencies; acts as a member of the Village Safety Committee.
- Attends Village departmental meetings in the absence of the Chief.
- Reviews and analyzes current programs, procedures and activities to ensure efficient and effective use of resources and service delivery; develops recommendations on changes to meet evolving operational needs.
- Participates in regular meetings with Command staff collaborating on matters of departmental needs, improvements, efficiencies, and other issues.
- Responsible for accreditation, budget control tracking resources and expenditures, and ensures fiscal responsibility.
- Performs professional standards/internal investigations as needed; supervises the daily activity of Department personnel exercising authority and discretion over policies, performance of personnel, maintaining discipline, resolving, and coordinating issues, concerns, and grievances.
- Assists in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.
- Bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Excellent public service skills; bilingual skills a plus.
- Considerable supervisory and management experience at the rank of Sergeant or above.
- Current certified Police Officer within the State of Illinois.
- A valid State of Illinois Driver's License.
- The physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job include regularly communicating, traveling from place to place, handling objects, and reaching with hands and arms.
- Must be able to exchange accurate information in these circumstances.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- Tasks involve the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling moderately heavy objects and materials, up to fifty pounds and up to one hundred pounds with assistance.
- Ability to climb stairs and ladders.
- Ability to perform a variety of physical and mental skills including but not limited to standing or sitting for extended periods of time, reading and writing, preparing and presenting material in a formal setting, performing complex mathematical computations, making sound decisions and using good judgment and demonstrating intellectual and communication capabilities.
- Regular use of office equipment will be required.
- Ability to work under potentially dangerous and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as noise and temperature extremes, wetness, smoke, dust, chemicals, machinery or electrical currents can cause discomfort and where there is a risk of injury.
The Deputy Chief of Police assists other staff members with special projects as needed. This job description is not intended to provide a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Deputy Chief of Police. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The position will remain open until filled.
Candidates are encouraged to apply online at:
Submit an application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:
Please reference Deputy Chief of Police in the subject line of your email.
Post Offer Requirements:
Post-offer candidates should be prepared to take a physical evaluation, including a drug screening, and undergo a thorough background investigation.