Police Chief

Hampshire, IL
Hampshire Police Department

Closing date and time
12/20/2022 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

The Hampshire Police Department consists of one (1) lieutenant, two (2) sergeants, two (2) school resource officers, eight (8) full-time patrol officers, one (1) part-time patrol officer, and one (1) part-time administrative staff. The Chief is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the department and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Village policies and applicable laws.

The Police Chief position is a highly visible position in the Village of Hampshire requiring well developed leadership abilities and management skills that are based upon consensus building and problem solving as well as a strong desire to work in a collegial, team-oriented environment. He or She must be a highly motivated, self-starting, and confident individual with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent experience. A Master’s degree may be a plus but is not required. Senior professional leadership training is desired, including Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s School of Police Staff and Command, the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations program, the FBI National Academy, or comparable program.

Candidates will hold the Illinois Law Enforcement Officer’s certification or be qualified and obtain certification within 12 months of appointment.

Candidates will have demonstrated responsible leadership experience in a comparable law enforcement agency, 10 years in police operations, three (3) of which must be in a supervisory capacity at the rank of sergeant of higher, preferably in a senior command role.