Village of Lisle, IL

Lisle, Illinois (Pop. 23,440) –The Village of Lisle is located 26 miles west of Chicago in prosperous DuPage County. Lisle’s location, access to an excellent work force, and superb amenities are closely tied to a high quality of life that residents and businesses enjoy.  The village has a total area of 7 square miles and neighbors the prestigious Morton Arboretum, a 1,700 acre world-class arboretum that draws visitors from around the globe.  Blending outstanding business corridors and a welcoming downtown, offering a wide variety of big city amenities and small town charm, serving as the home to large world headquarters, small independent retailers, and presenting a large spectrum of residential housing options, Lisle has much to offer both residents and visitors alike.  

 

The Lisle Police Department is a valued part of the community; the department leadership spearhead the Volunteers 4 Lisle Program and plan, host, and participate in many community activities.  The department’s high visibility provides an opportunity to affirmatively promote, preserve and deliver a safe community and quality services. The department enjoys strong support from elected and appointed officials.  The next Chief of Police will have the opportunity to build upon the successes of an already progressive and professional department.

 

The department is comprised of 49 employees including 38 sworn officers and 11 civilian employees. There are 2 Deputy Chiefs of Police, 5 Sergeants and 30 patrol officers in addition to the Police Chief. Police officers are hired and promoted through the Village’s Board of Police Commissioners. The Commissioners handle hiring and promotion up to, but not including, the Deputy Police Chiefs and works collaboratively with the Chief of Police. The department’s patrol officers (who work twelve-hour shifts) are represented by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police.  The current collective bargaining agreement expires April 30, 2021.

 

The 11 civilian employees include: 6 full-time records staff and 5 Community Service officers (1 Supervisor, 2 full-time employees and 2 part-time employees).  Fire protection services are provided by the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District.  Public safety communications  services are provided by DU-COMM. The Police Department is a part of DuPage County MERIT and other regional task forces.  School support is limited at the elementary school grade levels; Lisle Police Department provides school resource officers to the Lisle High School (District 202) and Kennedy Jr. High School (District 203).

 

The Department has a budget of $6,348,610 with significant support for training and equipment replacement needs. The department facility includes a firearms range.

 

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

  • A “working Chief” is highly desired by Village officials, residents and the business community. The next Chief will be expected to establish a similar, very positive and visible presence in the community.  Candidates must be willing to assist in the operations of the department when needed.
  • Well-developed leadership abilities and management skills that are based upon consensus building, executing a vision and honed problem-solving skills.  The next Chief will have a supportive, friendly relationship with the residents of the community and have complete personal and professional integrity.
  • Ability to continue an active and visible relationship with partner and regional public safety networks and neighboring communities.  Demonstrate successful experience in progressively responsible supervisory, administrative and managerial assignments in law enforcement, preferably in a suburban community, with a similar socio-economic, high-service focused environment.
  • Experience working with elected officials, Village management in a team-oriented approach ensuring department operational concerns are shared with Village management in a tactful, and timely manner advocating for the department when necessary to ensure a balanced approach to operating issues and concerns.
  • Have successful personnel management and employee relations experience, with a record of dealing fairly with all employees, collectively and individually; be knowledgeable of collective bargaining issues and labor contract administration within a law enforcement setting. Foster a mutually respectful relationship between command staff and operations.
  • Have an understanding of the demands and challenges facing law enforcement officials; consider ways to support the physical and mental challenges of policing in an ever-changing environment. Demonstrate a genuine passion for the police profession from an internal department standpoint and for service to the community.  Maintain the culture where employees are empowered to act independently and responsibly in the performance of their duties.
  • Be capable of directing the preparation and presentation of the Police Department budget and understanding the principles of government budgeting, including the delivery of police services in an effective, cost-conscious manner.  Be comfortable with a small agency operating structure where work tasks vary from helping with calls to high profile and strategic, project management efforts. 
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field with 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience that includes 5 years command experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities. A master’s degree or other advanced degree and staff and command graduate is highly preferred.  Position requires Illinois Driver’s License and Illinois Law Enforcement Board certification. 

The anticipated hiring salary range for the position is $111,879-$156,642 (midpoint is $134,000) with excellent benefits. Residency within 50 miles in Illinois is required.  Interested candidates should apply online by December 20, 2019 with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 5 professional references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Kathleen Rush, Vice President or Rich Eddington, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130 Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel (224) 282-8312

 

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Published in: Job postings on Friday 22nd of November 2019