Chief of Police


The Village of Channahon, Illinois, resident population of 13,000+, seeks an experienced law enforcement leader to serve as this community’s next Chief of Police. The current Chief of Police is retiring after 6 years as Chief and 22 years with the department.

Channahon is located 45 miles southwest of Chicago, just west of Joliet and east of Morris in southwest Will County and eastern Grundy County, encompassing portions of Channahon, Troy and Aux Sable Townships. 

The Village of Channahon Police Department is an ILEAP accredited law enforcement agency dedicated to providing professional police services to the Channahon community.  The Department currently consists of 23 members that includes 2 Deputy Chiefs, 5 Sergeants, 13 Patrol Officers, 2 Records Clerks and 1 PT Community Service Officer. 

The Chief of Police acts as the chief executive officer of the Police Department and directs, controls, supervises, manages and coordinates all activities and officers and employees of the Police Department. The preferred candidate must possess experience with a variety of tasks and duties associated with the position in that regard. In addition, the Chief of Police must attend all Village Board and Board of Police and Fire Commission meetings as directed. The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with major course work in criminal justice, business, or public administration or a related field, preferably supplemented by a master’s degree in public or business administration or closely related fields. Candidates must possess thorough experience in police operations and administration including experience in a supervisory capacity or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills, including, but not limited to: excellent written and oral skills; the ability to work effectively with elected officials, staff and the public; and possession of thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police administration and police methods.

Salary for this position is DOQ and experience.  Applications, job description and candidate questionnaire are available at the Village of Channahon Administrative offices, 24555 S. Navajo Drive, Channahon, IL 60410 or our website at Fax (815) 467-9774.  Applications, resumè and responses to candidate questionnaire (including references) should be directed to the Human Resource Manager of the Village of Channahon by 5 pm, Friday, September 29, 2017. EOE / ADA employer.

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Application Form & Chief of Police Candidate Questionnaire

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