Chief of Police

  • Village of Montgomery
  • Montgomery, IL, United States
  • Feb 02, 2018
Full time Law Enforcement Public Safety

Job Description

The Village of Montgomery, IL (pop. 19,000), a diverse and growing community, seeks experienced public safety leaders with strong communication skills to serve as the community’s next Chief of Police. The current Chief will be retiring after a 33-year career with the Village, 8 years as Chief of Police. Quietly nestled along both banks of the Fox River in Kane and Kendall counties, just south of Aurora and 40 miles west of Chicago, residents enjoy convenient access to dining, shopping, and year-round recreation, making Montgomery an ideal place to live and work.

The Village of Montgomery prides itself on providing professional, high-quality and responsive municipal services with a strong emphasis on safety and customer service. Including the Chief of Police, the Montgomery Police Department is staffed by 30 full-time sworn officers, 4 part-time officers, and 3 full-time & 4 part-time non-sworn civilian support personnel. Patrol Officers are represented by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP). E911 communications and dispatching are provided by KenCom (Kendall County).

The Village is seeking an innovative and collaborative professional with proven managerial experience, and strong interpersonal and customer service skills. The successful candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of ten years of sworn police experience.
  • Have at least 5 years of progressively responsible supervisory and leadership experience in a comparable law enforcement agency, preferably at the Commander/Deputy Chief level or higher.
  • Be an integral and engaged leader of the Police department, with a genuine desire to interact with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Be experienced in addressing common internal organizational and personnel issues, with a demonstrated ability in addressing these problems in a timely, professional, and impartial manner. Will have sufficient experience to review organizational structure, staffing, and personnel assignments and make changes when appropriate to insure departmental capability to carry out its mission and responsibilities.
  • Be a strategic thinker, anticipating issues or trends. Must be open to new approaches and technologies while also understanding and considering the needs and goals of the Village as a whole.
  • Have excellent financial management and budgeting skills and a strong understanding of capital planning and organizational management.
  • Possess well developed writing and public speaking skills and an excellent reputation of utmost integrity.

Successful candidates will possess certification as a Police Officer by the Illinois Local Government Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Public Administration, or related fields. A Master’s Degree is strongly preferred. Command leadership training such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s Executive Management Program and School of Police Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute Command training or similar programs are highly desirable. Must reside within a 20-mile radius of the Police Department within 6 months of appointment. The starting annual salary for this position is $115,000 +/- depending on qualifications, plus an excellent benefits package. The Chief of Police is appointed by the Village President, with the advice and consent of the Village Board, and reports to the Village Administrator.

Qualified candidates should submit a Village application form, resume, cover letter, and contact information for five (5) professional references by March 2, 2018 to the attention of Meghan Ostreko, Human Resources Manager, 200 North River Street, Montgomery, IL 60538 or The Village application form and complete job description can be found on the Village’s website at

The Village of Montgomery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.