Village of Oak Park, Illinois (population 54,583), is seeking police professionals with experience as deputy police chief or position with similar duties and responsibilities as candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of the Oak Park Police Department. The Village of Oak Park is located nine miles west of downtown Chicago and bordered by Chicago to the east and north. Oak Park is a community of choice; diverse, socially progressive, and nationally recognized for architecturally significant historic neighborhoods and thriving business areas.
The Police Department has a complement of 147 employees that includes 117 sworn officers with an operating budget of approximately $27 Million. Candidates meeting the position criteria, with a progressive history of exceptional law enforcement, capable of working with the recently appointed Police Chief to achieve new levels of success are encouraged to apply.
There are two (2) Deputy Chief Positions (Field Services and Support Services) expected to be filled through this recruitment. The positions are being filled following the recent retirement and promotion of the incumbent Deputy Police Chiefs. The Deputy Chiefs are responsible for management and administrative work and assist in the planning and coordination of Police Department operations including field operations, criminal investigations, management services and records management; they coordinate assigned activities with other Village departments and outside agencies and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Police Chief. Candidates must be adept at and show a history of engagement with an active and involved community, demonstrate a sincere commitment to 21st Century Policing, a vision of equity and inclusion within the Police Department and beyond, and the ability to cultivate a positive work climate that is reflective of the Village’s Core Values. The successful Candidates will also have strong technical, strategic planning and organizational management skills that are consistently informed by the use of data
The Village Board engaged the services of consultant BerryDunn to conduct a community safety assessment to examine several aspects of local policing including overall operations, internal and external race equity issues, the Department’s response-to-calls-for-service model and how other communities address policing equity issues. The Deputy Chiefs of Police will be instrumental in the implementation of the results of this study. Village of Oak Park – File #: ID 22-378 (legistar.com)
Candidate for the position of Deputy Chief of Police:
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MANDATORY APPLICATION QUESTIONNAIRE – The following Application Questionnaire MUST be completed and submitted along with full application.
Oak Park, IL – Deputy Police Chief Mandatory Application Questionnaire
The Village of Oak Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.