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Police Chief - Blue Island, IL (ID: 293654)

Title Police Chief
Type Police Executives
Date Posted January 11, 2018
City / Organization Blue Island, IL


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The City of Blue Island is looking to appoint a police chief whose background and experiences can provide leadership and supervision to its sworn and non-sworn employees.  The Police Chief’s duties are prescribed by city ordinance and state law. The duties, include, among other things, the supervision, command, and control of the police department and of all the officers and members and of all police apparatus, property, equipment, books and records belonging to the police department. The candidate must have experience in and worked effectively with diverse communities.


Candidates for the appointment must have the following qualifications:

  1. be a certified law enforcement officer in the State of Illinois;
  2. possess, at a minimum, an associate’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or related field and pursued and obtained, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with attainment of a master’s degree in criminal justice or a related area preferred;
  3. have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in law enforcement in an administrative capacity at the rank of corporal or above (other administrative leadership experience such as military leadership will also be considered);
  4. have excellent oral and written skills with demonstrated public speaking experience and excellent community rapport; and
  5. have a valid State of Illinois Driver’s License.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include participation in police pension fund, health insurance, and paid sick, holiday, and vacation leave. Blue Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply/Respond:

Applications for this posting will be accepted through Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

If you are interested in being considered for this appointed office, please submit a cover letter, resume, and reference names to: Mike Marzal, Director of Finance and Administration, via electronic mail at:  or via U.S. mail at City of Blue Island, 13051 S. Greenwood, Blue Island, IL 60406 before 5:00 p.m. on February 27, 2018.

City of Blue Island
13051 S. Greenwood
Blue Island, IL 60406

Job Post Expiration Date   February 27, 2018

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .