Chief of Police

City of Farmer City

Sue McLaughlin, City Manager

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Farmer City
Attn: Sue McLaughlin, City Manager
105 S. Main Street
Farmer City, IL 61842

Phone Number:

  • 309-928-3412

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/03/20

Salary:

  • Competitive salary dependent on qualifications

    Projected to be: $65,000 - $72,000

    Competitive benefit package including:

    • IMRF
    • Health insurance
    • Vacation
    • Sick leave

Sworn Officers:

  • 6

Population:

  • 2,000

Position Details

The City of Farmer City is seeking talented, experienced and dynamic candidate for the position of Police Chief to join their team.

Farmer City is a stable community of 2,000, located directly on I-74 between Bloomington and Champaign in Central Illinois. The City provides a full range of municipal services.

This is a full-time exempt position that oversees the operations and activities of the Police Department.

The Chief:

  • Administers and monitors the department budget
  • Develops long- and short-term goals
  • Establishes policies, procedures and operations for the department
  • Provides technical guidance, performance coaching and evaluations for 5 FTE subordinate personnel
  • Manages code enforcement efforts
  • Serves as department liaison with the business community, schools and other community stakeholders, among other duties 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in law enforcement or related field
  • 5-7 years experience in management of municipal law enforcement work or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Possess and retain the ability to lawfully possess a firearm
  • Possess and maintain Certification in the State of Illinois
  • Valid State of Illinois driver's license 

Residency:

Candidate to reside within 40-mile radius of the City of Farmer City or to establish residence within one year of date of appointment as Chief of Police.

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit a resume, current salary information and three (3) community or professional references to:

smclaughlin@cityoffarmercity.org

Respond by July 3, 2020.

The City of Farmer City is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.



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