View Our Website View All Jobs

Lake Bluff, IL - Chief of Police

GovHR USA is honored to announce that Lake Bluff, Illinois (population 5,700) seeks an experienced police leader to serve as the community’s next Chief of Police. The incumbent is retiring after 30 years of police service and five as Chief of Police. 

Lake Bluff is located on the prestigious North Shore of Chicago. The Village’s friendly and easy going atmosphere is showcased by its lively, forward-thinking residents who enjoy abundant parks and trails, a vibrant downtown business district, an excellent school system, and easy access to Lake Michigan via the beautiful Sunrise Beach. Neighborhoods showcase unique homes in beautiful settings lauded nationally by Coastal Living and Chicago Magazine (2010 median home value: $671,900).

The Village is served by a sensible and broad-minded government, and its Police Department strives for every member to consistently seek and find ways to affirmatively promote, preserve, and deliver a feeling of security, safety, and quality services to all members of the community. It consists of 15 sworn officers, 3 non-sworn staff, and seasonal crossing guards.  Police officers and sergeants are organized into two bargaining units, both represented by the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police.

The Chief of Police is appointed by the Village President (upon the recommendation of the Village Administrator) with the approval of the Board of Trustees, and reports to the Village Administrator. The next Chief will be successful by supporting the Village’s mission statement: “The Village of Lake Bluff provides vision, stewardship, and valued services, and fosters a vibrant community culture to enhance our quality of life.”

Ideal candidates are those who:

  • Lead with strong command presence.
  • Act with the utmost integrity. 
  • Possess well-developed interpersonal and refined communication skills.
  • Foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and partnership among the Department and other department heads and staff members.
  • Manage proactively, anticipate issues and trends, and participate in community dialogue.
  • Make themselves approachable and accessible to residents and business leaders.
  • Act as coaches and mentors to all staff and support professional development as well as innovative police practices and technologies.
  • Think beyond the walls of the Police Department, understanding the needs of the Village and the region’s public safety community as a whole.
  • Demonstrate sound financial acumen and a clear understanding of resources.

A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field is required. Completion of a master’s degree and leadership training such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, or similar programs is highly desirable. 

The annual salary range for this position is $150,000+/-. The Village of Lake Bluff also offers an attractive benefits package.

Interested professionals may submit a confidential resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by March 1, 2019 to consultants Lee McCann and Kathleen Rush at: Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240


Click HERE for Brochure!

Posted:January 16, 2019

Read More

Apply for this position

Apply with Indeed
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file

To comply with government Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action reporting regulations, we are requesting (but NOT requiring) that you enter this personal data. This information will not be used in connection with any employment decisions, and will be used solely as permitted by state and federal law. Your voluntary cooperation would be appreciated. Learn more.

Invitation for Job Applicants to Self-Identify as a U.S. Veteran
  • A “disabled veteran” is one of the following:
    • a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or
    • a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
  • A “recently separated veteran” means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.
  • An “active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran” means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.
  • An “Armed forces service medal veteran” means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.
Veteran status

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form CC-305
OMB Control Number 1250-0005
Expires 1/31/2020
Why are you being asked to complete this form?

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities.i To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
  • Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)
Please check one of the boxes below:

You must enter your name and date
Your Name Today's Date
Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

iSection 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.