GovHR USA is pleased to announce that Northbrook, Illinois, resident population of +33,000, seeks experienced police leaders to serve as this community’s next Chief of Police. The incumbent is retiring after 45 years of police service, 12 years as the agency’s Chief of Police. This well-resourced community is located in northeastern Cook County approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago. Northbrook includes a wide range of housing, excellent schools, and is the area’s retail center, being home to the upscale Northbrook Court shopping center. Northbrook has a total area of about 13 square miles and is an outstanding place to live, work and play. The Northbrook Park District maintains 22 park areas, comprised of community parks, neighborhood parks, play lots and passive parks. There are many unique and premier facilities located in Northbrook which is a hub for regional sports aficionados.
The Northbrook Police Department is currently staffed by 66 full-time Sworn Police Personnel, 26 full-time Non-Sworn Civilian Personnel and 30 Part-Time Non-Sworn Personnel. The Department’s FY 2018 Budget is $14.68 M. Police Officers and Dispatchers are represented by an independent union, while Sergeants are represented by the Combined Counties Police Association. The Village of Northbrook has a Council-Manager form of government. The Chief of Police is hired by, and reports to, the Village Manager.
The Ideal Candidate
The Village is seeking an innovative and collaborative professional with proven managerial experience, strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
The ideal professional background and qualifications for the Chief of Police position include:
Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related fields. A master’s degree is strongly preferred. Advanced leadership training such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police or similar programs is highly desirable. The annual salary for this position is $150,000 +/- dependent upon qualifications. The Village of Northbrook offers an attractive benefits package. Residency is not required.
Interested professionals may submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by September 15, 2017 to consultants Joe De Lopez and Kathleen Rush at:
Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240
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