Chief of Police Applications Being Accepted
The City of Robinson, Illinois is accepting applications for a Chief of Police for its Police Department. The City of Robinson is a municipality with a population of approximately 7,800 residents in Southeastern Illinois. Robinson is the County Seat of Crawford County. The City is governed by a Mayor and 8 Alderpersons (Council) all elected on a nonpartisan basis. The Chief of Police is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council. The Chief of Police is responsible for supervisory and technical work in directing all activities of a municipal police force consisting of 12 full-time and 4 part-time police officers, along with a Police Secretary while working with a budget over $1 million dollars. This is a full-time position and will provide a minimum of 40 hours a week and will include call-out duties. Some responsibilities include: (1) overseeing the daily operation of the Police Department as set forth by the Policies and Procedures of the Robinson Police Department and by statutory guidelines of the State of Illinois, (2) to provide training , continuing education and new and updated equipment to officers in constant pursuit to eliminate as much potential risk as possible. The Chief should be willing to commit to civic duties and take an active role in community outreach programs such as Court Diversion Programs, Drug Abuse Education, etc.
The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or closely related degree and/or 10 years’ experience in law enforcement as a police officer. The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid FOID card, Illinois Driver’s License and Illinois Law Enforcement Certification or equivalent thereof that will be recognized by the State of Illinois. Salary is negotiable.
Applications may be picked up and returned at Robinson City Hall, 300 S. Lincoln St., Robinson, IL 62454; Monday thru Friday from 7 am. to 4 pm. Applications are also available on our website here: Chief of Police Employment Application. Including a resume’ is optional. Applications must be in a sealed envelope marked “Chief of Police Applicant” and directed to the City’s Administrative Assistant. DEADLINE for applications is May 24, 2016 at 10 am.
The City of Robinson is a Drug-Free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required. The City of Robinson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.