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Deputy Chief of Police

Maywood Police Department


Contact Information


Maywood Police Department
125 S. 5th Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/18/22


  • $120,000 - $125,000, depending on qualifications and experience


  • 50


  • 24,000

Position Details

Position Purpose:

Under the general direction of the Police Chief, the Deputy Police Chief is responsible for the supervision, coordination, and control of all officers, constantly directing their best efforts towards providing the highest level of safety, security and service for the Village of Maywood and its citizens.

Essential Functions (list in order of importance including measures):

  1. In the absence of the Police Chief, the Deputy Police Chief will assume the powers, duties and responsibilities of the Chief, subject to any limitations set by the Chief.
  2. Responsible for accreditation, budget control, including preparation and monitoring of Department’s annual budget, planning and research development, including project forecasts.
  3. Carries out all orders and directives from the Chief, clearly communicating to Department personnel the nature and directives of any orders.
  4. Supervises the daily activity of Department personnel exercising authority and discretion over policies, performance of personnel, maintaining discipline, resolving, and coordinating issues, concerns, and grievances.
  5. Conducts periodic staff meeting with Command staff soliciting input on efficiencies improvements, and other matters of departmental needs and improvements, advising the Chief of outcomes.
  6. Responsible for annual performance review process for all Department personnel.
  7. Prepare and submit the annual report of Department activity to the Police Chief.
  8. Prepare and submit appropriate reports to the Chief regarding revisions, protocol efficiencies and other Department policy improvements or reviews.
  9. Assist the Chief with coordination of various elements and requirements of the recruitment, selection and promotion processed, including obtaining lists of qualified individuals, interviewing, ensuring proper background investigations and making recommendations to the Chief.
  10. Responsible for ensuring all aspects of Departmental training are met.
  11. Oversees the accreditation program and manager.
  12. Responsible for oversight of Departmental appearance, efficiencies, initiatives, and capability of all personnel exercising appropriate advice, counselling, and motivation to those individuals requiring improvement plans.
  13. Attends meetings and conferences for purposes of public relations, regional discussions, and information gathering and exchange.
  14. Along with the Chief, represents the Department and maintains cooperation as a liaison with all village, state, county and federal agencies.

Marginal Functions (list in order of importance):

  • Performs both essential and marginal job functions in a safe manner as identified by the Village of Maywood and the respective department while adhering to the village’s confidentiality norms and standards. Actively and consistently demonstrates the core values of the Village of Maywood in all interactions with others.
  • Assumes responsibility for knowing and maintaining established Village and departmental objectives, policies/procedures including general sanitation, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Participates in performance activities including problem identification, data collection, solution selection, implementation and evaluation. Also assists in the care and maintenance of departmental equipment and supplies as appropriate.
  • Participates in staff meetings and other inservices, meetings or committees as required.

General Job Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, or a closely related field; and
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of law enforcement; and
  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies in performance of the essential functions of this position:

  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully and maintains confidentiality.
  • Interpersonal skills—the individual establishes relationships quickly with all levels of employees within the organization, is able to maintain confidentiality, and remains open to others' ideas and ways of doing things.
  • Communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; able to produce written documents and communications that provide clear expression of ideas or goals; is able to actively listen to gain an understanding of a situation and respond accordingly.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality; ability to edit work for spelling and grammar and presents numerical data effectively.
  • Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.


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