Chief of Police

Plainfield, IL
Plainfield Police Officer

The Village of Plainfield, Illinois (population 44,762), a high-growth community with a historic downtown, is seeking a progressive Chief of Police who will oversee all activities and personnel of the Plainfield Police Department.

The starting salary range for the position is $140,000-$160,000 DOQ with an excellent benefits package.

The Office of the Chief handles several overall functions for the department. The Chief of Police leads the chain of command for the entire department; ultimately ensuring tasks are executed by policy, within budget constraints, and to the satisfaction of the Village Board of Trustees. The Chief of Police also serves as the Director of the Plainfield Emergency Management Agency.

The next Chief of Police will have the following experience:

  •  Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience as a certified police officer at the municipal, state, or federal level with a minimum of five (5) years of experience at the rank of lieutenant/commander or above.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in criminology, criminal justice, law enforcement, public administration, political science, sociology, psychology, or closely related field; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Completion of police leadership training, such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations program, or similar program.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job.
  • Be an exceptional communicator, able to thoughtfully represent the interests of the Department and the Village, with a high level of community engagement.
  • Have extensive experience with budget development with a municipal police department.
  • Have a history of success in working in a collective bargaining environment.
  •  Be proactive in addressing criminal activity while maintaining and enhancing community engagement.