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Deputy Chief of Police

Village of East Dundee


Contact Information


Village of East Dundee
120 Barrington Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 08/21/20
  • @ 4:00 PM


  • Starting: $105,704 - $129,465 DOQ

    The Village of East Dundee offers a competitive compensation package and an excellent benefits package including medical insurance, paid vacation and sick leave and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement fund system. Alternative deferred compensation plans will be considered upon request.

    The Deputy Chief of Police is an exempt, non-union position.


  • 13 (Full-Time); 6 (Part-Time)


  • 3,204 approx

Position Details

The Village of East Dundee is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Deputy Chief of Police.


The next Deputy Chief of Police for the Village of East Dundee can expected to be involved in handling of the following:

  • Serves as the Acting Chief of Police in the absence of the Chief.
  • Work closely with and assist the Chief of Police on the preparation, implementation, and oversight of all administrative policies, procedures, and operations.
  • Supervise the Sergeants, patrol personnel, investigative personnel, equipment and facilities and training for the Department.
  • Promote safety in the workplace and in all patrol and investigative activities.
  • Allocate, assign and schedule shifts.
  • Supervise the activities, performance, training and evaluations of patrol and investigative personnel.
  • Serve as Department LEADS Coordinator.
  • Plan and lead supervisory staff meetings.
  • Work with Village Administration on news releases for significant incidents as necessary.
  • Respond to the scene of major incidents, taking command of the investigations.
  • Prepare annual budget for patrol and investigations.


The new Deputy Police Chief will have a unique opportunity to learn about the Department from the current Chief of Police, George Carpenter, who has more than 20 years of experience serving as a permanent and interim Chief of several well-respected agencies. Over the last two years, Chief Carpenter has helped lead and guide the Department with an emphasis on obtaining accreditation, providing staff development and training, acquiring necessary equipment, implementing best practices, and building positive relations with the community and external stakeholders. The new Deputy Chief will be given strong consideration for promotion upon the Chief's retirement based completely on merit, experience, abilities, education, and fit, although such retirement is not anticipated or planned.


The Deputy Chief of Police is an integral part of the Village of East Dundee's Police Department Command Staff, requiring:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Please note that the position of Chief requires a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Management, Public Administration or related field. A master's degree is strongly preferred.
  • At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement including substantial experience in patrol, investigations, and police administration with at least five (5) years of experience as a Sergeant or above in a municipal police agency.


  • Have complete personal and professional integrity, gaining respect and inspiring the trust and confidence of subordinates, co-workers and elected/ appointed officials, as well as the general public.
  • Be a clear and concise communicator. Be able to present complex technical information to any audience in a manner that is understandable and jargon-free.
  • Have a genuine passion for public service from both an internal, department standpoint and for service to the community; be devoted to customer, community and departmental service.
  • Be a highly motivated, goal-oriented leader with a proven ability to quickly earn respect, gain cooperation and communicate clear direction. Be able to give and take constructive criticism. Have a high-energy level and enthusiasm for meeting the challenges and responsibilities of the Deputy Chief's position; have a good work ethic.
  • Be a critical analyst and creative thinker. Be imaginative in solving problems, encouraging and empowering employees to find new and better ways to get work done, while also applying, maintaining and respecting the regulatory framework that guides the delivery of municipal services.
  • Be a positive and flexible team builder who is committed to the well-being of the staff, one who works with staff to identify departmental needs and find solutions which meet those challenges. Be a leader who both defends his/her staff when appropriate and holds the team accountable.
  • Have the ability to set high standards of performance, productivity and initiative by Departmental personnel; be comfortable in recommending and administering disciplinary actions if necessary.
  • Have the maturity and professional stature to project a strong professional and personal presence that will quickly establish credibility and gain respect within the Department, the Village and the region.
  • Be proactive, anticipatory and innovative; be someone who can make difficult decisions and stand behind those decisions.
  • Have an open, friendly personality and communication style and a calm demeanor; be one who can establish trust quickly with others.
  • Knowledgeable of current trends bringing contemporary and fresh ideas to the Department.
  • Demonstrate high level of experience in accessing community policing service models.


Please find the recruitment brochure on the Village's homepage:

Qualified candidates should submit a completed employment application, cover letter and resume by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020 by email to:

with the following subject line: VOED – Deputy Police Chief

Please do not mail application and no telephone calls.

The Village of East Dundee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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