Police Chief

Divernon, IL
Divernon Police Department

Salary: $50,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year.

Position Summary:

The police department shall consist of a chief, who shall have supervision over the department, and such other officers and members as may be provided from time to time by the president and board of trustees. All members of the police department shall be conservators of the peace with the duties and powers assigned to such conservators by statute and subject to conditions of employment and codes of conduct established by the President and the village board of trustees. The Chief of Police ensures that the department is adequately manned, staffed, equipped trained and disciplined for the detection, prevention and suppression of crime and the equitable enforcement of all city ordinances, state and federal laws within their jurisdiction while conforming to all applicable rules regulating the operation of the police department and law enforcement activities. Law enforcement procedures, city, state and federal laws, rules and regulations as well as the Village personnel rules and regulations govern this position.

Essential Functions:

  • A police chief oversees the police department they serve.
  • As a police chief, your responsibilities and duties include testing, training, and evaluating officers, assigning
    promotions, delegating casework, and conducting administrative duties.
  • You also assess the overall success of your department in keeping the community safe and make necessary changes to maximize efficiency.
  • You function as a tactical leader, people manager, and public liaison for the department. You must have several years experience in the field conducting patrols and investigations to gain the skills needed for this role.
  • Administers all work directing activities and employees of the Divernon Police Department and does related work as required.
  • The work shall involve responsibilities for performing and supervising all police functions of the Village, including planning, directing and controlling patrol, criminal investigation, and related activities and services.
  • Shall insure proper training, assignment, and discipline of all department members.
  • Develops policy and procedure of the department in compliance with laws and ordinances and establishes goals and objectives of the department in conjunction with the mayor, community and board of trustees.


  • Minimum Training Required: An Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from an accredited school.
  • Minimum Experience Required: 10 years in law enforcement and 5 years in supervisory position in law enforcement.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug, medical, and psychological tests and background investigation.
  • Certified by the Illinois Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.