Chief of Police
The College of Lake County (CLC) is a vibrant community college with a focus in advancing student learning and success, promoting diversity, global engagement and sustainability, and ensuring a culture of anti-racism, innovation, excellence and continuous improvement. The College is a leader in areas such as international education, award-winning sustainability projects and the creation of strong pathways to bachelor’s degrees through university partnerships. In addition, the College provides an opportunity for near debt-free education with its Promise Program. Overall, the College stands out in the community as a leader in placing students with local employers—in fact, eight out of 10 local employers have hired graduates of CLC in the last 10 years.
The College of Lake County is a public, comprehensive community college serving northeastern Illinois, comprised of 11,853 of students and 1,637 of faculty and staff. CLC, located in Lake County; a region that includes a rich diversity and a number of flourishing communities in the northern suburbs of Chicago.
The College of Lake County Public Safety Department was formed in the mid-1970s and in 2005 was reclassified as the College of Lake County Police Department. In 2017, renovations were completed on state-of-the-art police building at the Grayslake Campus. Accreditations and memberships include:
- First fully-sworn U.S. community college police department to receive international accreditation through International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administration (IACLEA)
- First sworn community college police department to receive dual accreditation through IACLEA and ILEAP (Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program), making them the most-accredited community college police department in the nation
- Active membership and participation in multi-jurisdictional units including Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, Lake County Emergency Management Assistant Team, Lake County Chiefs of Police Association, Lake County Training Committee, and Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System
The department is comprised of nineteen (19) sworn full-time officers and twelve (12) civilian employees. Police Officers, Community Service Officers and Dispatchers are represented by the Fraternal Order of Police. Two functioning telecommunications positions provide 24/7 communications and monitor 400 security cameras throughout the three campus locations: Grayslake, Lakeshore (Waukegan) and Southlake (Vernon Hills). The department has a budget of $2,183,715.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of the following traits, qualifications, and experiences:
- Equity-minded leader
- Authenticity, integrity and transparency
- Values based culture contributor
- Committed to continuing collaborative bargaining atmosphere
- Committed to being and leading as an anti-racist
- Committed to increasing diversity
- Open-minded leader of transformational change
- Strong interpersonal communication skills, including active listening and relationship skills
- Strong written communication skills
- Committed to developing succession plan for sergeants and deputy chief
- Bachelor’s degree in law enforcement or criminal justice related field
- Currently certified as a peace officer by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, or able to become certified within six (6) months
- Ten (10) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience that includes five (5) years command experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities
- Bilingual (Spanish)
- Community college or other campus law enforcement
- Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field
Salary: $102,100 to $114,650 depending on qualifications with excellent benefits.
Qualified law enforcement leaders should apply online by February 3, 2021, with a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least five (5) professional references. Electronic submissions are required. Telephone Inquiries: please contact GovHR USA at 847.380.3240.
About College of Lake County:
College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes, and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities.