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Chief of Police

City of Macomb

Mayor's Office


Contact Information


City of Macomb
Attn: Mayor's Office
232 E. Jackson Street
P.O. Box 377
Macomb, IL 61455


  • 309-833-2558

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/19/23
  • @ 5:00 PM


  • Annual salary range for this position is Pay Grade 34: $76,672.24 - $102,229.65

    City of Macomb full-time benefits include:

    • Group health and life insurance
    • Paid vacation
    • Sick leave
    • Personal leave
    • Holiday pay
    • Deferred compensation plan
    • Downstate Police Pension


  • 26


  • 21,500

Position Details

The City of Macomb, host community to Western Illinois University in rural west central Illinois, is currently accepting applications for the position of Chief of Police.

The City of Macomb is forward focused and dedicated to providing safe and prosperous living and excellent educational opportunities. We are a progressive, self-sustaining community providing a vast infrastructure supporting access to healthy retail and commercial markets for our culturally diverse population. Macomb’s mission is to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our residents, businesses, and visitors.

The Police Chief is a sworn officer that supervises all members of the Macomb Police Department, assumes responsibility for the police department’s proper management and conduct, and through subordinate officers, supervises the overall operation of the department. This position formulates and sets forth all work practices and procedures to be followed by members of the department, takes necessary steps to improve police operations, and maintains ultimate authority and accountability for all fiscal matters and financial operations of the department. This position requires experience developing, implementing and promoting diversity recruitment strategies and supporting a diversified department.

This position requires:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of all phases of police functions
  • Extensive administrative skills
  • Ability to deal tactfully and formally with the public and subordinate officers
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other city officials, state and federal authorities, civic leaders, the media and the general public
  • Ability to prepare and effectively present written and oral informational material relating to the activities of the department


  • A bachelor’s degree in law enforcement or public administration is required, with a master’s degree preferred.
  • Applicants must have ten years of law enforcement experience demonstrating upward progression in supervisory roles.

This position is a Mayoral appointment with the advice and consent of the City Council.

The Police Chief is required to reside within the boundary lines of McDonough County.

Successful completion of physical exam, drug screen, stress test and background investigation is required.

The City of Macomb is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Anyone interested in applying for this position must submit a cover letter, resume and professional references no later than 5:00 PM on May 19, 2023 to:

Mayor’s Office

City of Macomb

232 E. Jackson/P.O. Box 377

Macomb, IL 61455


By email to:


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