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The Village of Mount Prospect is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, unfavorable discharge from the military, handicap, disability or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Employment Openings at the Village

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(for non-sworn Police & Fire Positions)

Police Department - Chief of Police

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$150,000+/- annually DOQ
  • Posted Date:10/03/2017
  • Deadline to Apply:11/03/2017

The Village of Mount Prospect, IL (54,167 pop.), a dynamic, thriving community with beautiful family-friendly neighborhoods and vibrant commercial districts seeks an experienced law enforcement  professional with strong communication and leadership skills as candidates for its next Chief of Police. The Village is home to nationally-recognized schools, beautiful parks and a thriving commercial business districts.

The Village is Located 23 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and minutes away from O’Hare International and Chicago Executive airports. A full range of outstanding business locations include the appealing Kensington Business Park, the newly-renovated Randhurst Village, a revitalized mixed-use downtown, and convenient light industrial properties located near Interstate 90. Mount Prospect boasts over 30 shopping centers found along major corridors including Elmhurst Road (IL Route 83), Golf Road (IL Route 58), Rand Road (US Route 12). Convenient access to a variety of transportation options are available throughout the Village.

The Village of Mount Prospect prides itself on providing professional, high-quality and responsive municipal services with a strong emphasis on customer service.  The Mount Prospect Police Department fosters a strong community policing philosophy.  The Mount Prospect Police Department has 83 sworn officers and 22 civilian employees.   In addition to the Chief of Police, the Department employs 2 deputy chiefs, 5 commanders, 11 sergeants, and 64 officers and investigators.  The Chief of Police is responsible for leadership of operations and administration of the Police Department. 

 The annual salary for this position is $150,000+/- depending upon qualifications. Residency is encouraged but not required. The Village of Mount Prospect also offers an attractive benefits package. Experience as a Chief of Police is preferred. Mount Prospect is a Council-Manager form of government appointed and supervised by the Village Manager.

Interested professionals should apply online and submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by November 3, 2017 to Human Resources at: hr@mountprosepct.org - Electronic submissions are required.  Telephone inquiries: Village of Mount Prospect (847) 392-6000, Village Manager’s Office.


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