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Police Chief

City of Marengo


Contact Information


City of Marengo
132 East Prairie Street
Marengo, IL 60152


  • 815-568-7112 ext. 237


  • 815-568-7130

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/26/21
  • @ 4:30 PM


  • The anticipated salary range for this position is $105,000 - $110,000 DOQ plus excellent benefits.


  • 13


  • 7,648

Position Details

The City of Marengo, Illinois, (Population 7,648), a growing community in southwest McHenry County, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Chief.

Marengo is situated in southwest McHenry County along I-90, Illinois Route 176, Illinois Route 23 and U.S. Route 20. The Police Department budget is approximately $2.5 million. The Chief oversees a department of 16 employees, including three Sergeants, one detective, eight patrol officers. The Chief is appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council and reports directly to the Mayor.

The City is seeking an experienced law enforcement professional with skills in supervision, staff development and planning who is dedicated to community service and demonstrates excellent leadership and administrative skills.

The successful candidate must possess the ability to develop a good working relationship with other area law enforcement agencies and the City's other Department Heads.


  • A minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible law enforcement experience is required.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration (or closely related field) or equivalent combination of experience and advanced police leadership training programs such as FBI National Academy, or Northwestern Center for Public Safety School of Staff and Command is highly desirable.

Residency within thirty (30) miles of the City's corporate boundaries will be required within one year after appointment.

Submit cover letter, resume, application, and references to:

City of Marengo

Attention: Joshua Blakemore, City Administrator

132 East Prairie Street

Marengo, IL 60152



For more information and an application please visit:

Resumes will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on February 26, 2021.

The City of Marengo is an equal opportunity employer.

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