Located in Cook County, Illinois, the Village and its neighbor to the east, Harwood Heights, together form an enclave within the City of Chicago (i.e. they are completely surrounded by the city). Norridge is sometimes referred to as the "Island Within a City". Norridge's population stands at 14,888 residents. The Village infrastructure covers an area of two square miles. It has 31.65 miles of streets, 55 miles of sidewalks and over 5,727 homes, and 3,991 families residing in the Village.
The Village of Norridge operates under the Village Trustee form of government and has a Village President and 6 Trustees. There is a strong commitment to professional management within the organization. The Village Administrator is contracted for appointment with the consent of the Village Board. Norridge's workforce is 65 full-time employees, 25 part-time employees, and 30 members on various boards and commissions. There are seven Department Heads. Departments include: Administration, Finance, Police, Water, Public Works, Building/Health, and Village Properties.
The Village seeks its next Chief of Police to lead a well-respected and professional Department.
The Chief of Police is appointed by the Village President, with concurrence of the Village Trustees, and reports to the Village Administrator. The Department has a $9 million budget and 58 employees, with 36 authorized sworn officers, including the Chief. The Department is divided into two Divisions: Operations and Administration, both acting under the Office of the Chief of Police.
The role of the Chief of Police is to plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Police Department including crime prevention, patrol operations, criminal investigations, Village and County-wide records management systems, emergency management, and other law enforcement efforts; and to coordinate assigned activities with other Village Departments and outside agencies. The Chief of Police provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Village Administrator. The Chief is an integral part of the Village's executive leadership team, collaborating with the other Department Directors and staff on interdepartmental issues.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences. Any combination of experience and training that would demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply by June 18th, 2021 with a cover letter, resume, and a list of five references in confidence on the Village of Norridge Website Employment Opportunities page:
Applicants for this position who are selected as finalists will be subject to a background screening.
Pre-employment process following conditional job offer will include a full background investigation, including but not limited to drug and alcohol screening, physical examination, and psychological evaluation. References will be contacted only following candidate approval.
Village Administrator Joanna Skupien
The Village of Norridge is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace.
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