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Chief of Police

Village of Carpentersville

Human Resources


Contact Information


Village of Carpentersville
Attn: Human Resources
1200 LW Besinger Drive
Carpentersville, IL 60110



  • 224-293-1628


  • 847-426-4251

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled (Preference will be given to those who apply by or before Sunday, April 11)


  • $140,000 +/- commensurate with experience


    The Village offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

    • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Pre- and post-tax retirement savings plans
    • Pension or pension alternative 


  • 59


  • 38,138

Position Details


Position Summary:

The Chief of Police is responsible for all aspects of administration, financial planning, budget preparation, development of departmental policies and procedures, and supervising all police functions through the control of activities and oversight of all law enforcement sworn and civilian personnel. Work involves planning, organizing, and directing the efficient and effective operation of the Police Department, assuring that laws and ordinances are enforced and law enforcement trends are monitored. This position ensures that the Police Department's mission and service obligations are fulfilled in an efficient and professional manner, and advances departmental long-range planning consistent with Village goals and objectives. The Chief of Police develops and maintains positive working relationships with community leaders, elected officials, service providers, and other law enforcement professionals and emergency services providers. The position fosters cooperative working relationships internally, and ensures proper coordination and communication between and among all department heads, and notably the Fire, Public Works, and Community Development Departments. The position ensures that community needs are addressed and on occasion, assists and/or directs law enforcement in emergencies and disasters, or engages the community through outreach programs.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Requirements include:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field
  • Minimum of ten years of law enforcement
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience in law enforcement as a ranking Police Command Officer

Additional qualifications include:

  • Possession of a valid Illinois driver's license
  • Basic Academy Training Program Certificate awarded by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
  • Successful completion of a professional leadership program such as the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the F.B.I. National Academy, and/or Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course (CODC)

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:


Should also submit an online application.

The position will remain open until filled, but preference will be given to those who apply by or before Sunday, April 11.

The candidate chosen for Chief of Police must reside within the corporate limits of the Village within one year of hire.

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