Village Employment Opportunities

At this time the Village of Danvers is seeking applicants for the Police Department. Positions include Chief of Police

Village of Danvers
Police Chief Danvers, IL
The Village of Danvers, Illinois is seeking a community-oriented Police Chief who will oversee all aspects of the police department.
10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement with at least 5 years in supervisory, command and administrative positions, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Any equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred but not required. Lateral transfers are encouraged to apply. He or she must have impeccable integrity and excellent communication skills. Outstanding interpersonal skills will be required to forge relationships with subordinates, peers, residents, and
community groups and leaders. Our Chief must understand and practice fairness, be an analytical thinker, and have confidence, vision and a passion for our Village’s well-being as well as be familiar with small-town culture. The chief is expected to divide his or her time between administration and patrol.

Knowledge of:
● Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive police department including law enforcement, crime prevention and associated programs, services and operations.
● Law enforcement theory, principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, records management, care and custody of persons and property and crime prevention.
● Operation of police equipment, vehicles, and tools including firearms.
● Methods and techniques of public relations.
● Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
● Principles of supervision, training, performance evaluation, and progressive discipline.
● Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Job duties:
● Patrol village and respond to calls for service.
● Develop and administer goals, objectives and procedures for the police department.
● Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate
● Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs.
● Delegate authority and responsibility.
● Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; implement progressive discipline when necessary.
● Mediate and resolve conflict situations.
● Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations.
● Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
● Prepare and administer a budget.
● Interpret, apply, and make decisions in accordance with applicable federal, state and local policies, laws, and regulations.
● Retain presence of mind and act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
● Effectively use and qualify with law enforcement tools and weapons including firearms, defensive tactics, and other safety equipment.
● Operate specialized law enforcement equipment including police vehicles, radios, video systems and radars.
● Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.
● Operate modern office equipment and computers including applicable software applications.
● Effectively present information and respond to questions and concerns of the general public.
● Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
● Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
● Ability to recruit and retain your own staff.

**Qualifications will consist of applicants fully completing an application (, resume, being able to pass a background check, oral board, medical exam, drug screening and psychological exam.

**Taking applications until the position is filled.
**The Village of Danvers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
105 S Broadway
P.O. Box 398
Danvers, IL 61732
Office (309)963-4928 Fax (309)963-4050
[email protected]

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $60 – $70K per year
● Insurance (Health and Life)
● Paid Leave (vacation, personal, and sick time)
● Holiday pay
● Uniform Allowance
● Retirement plan (IMRF)
● Take home car Program
● Flexible Schedules
● Annual (fiscal year) raises
Work Location: In person

Please download the application and email it and your resume to [email protected] or drop off at the Village Hall @ 105 S. Broadway, Danvers, IL 61732