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Urbana Seeks Proven Leader for Police Chief

The City of Urbana, Illinois is seeking a proven leader as its next CHIEF OF POLICE!

Under the guidance and authority of the Mayor and the 7-member Urbana City Council, the Chief leads the Urbana Police Department and its staff in fulfilling the Department's mission. The Police Chief also works collaboratively with the Urbana Civilian Police Review Board.  

The ideal candidate will have experience in community policing and police management in a small but richly diverse community. The ideal candidate will also have a track record that clearly aligns with the City of Urbana's commitment to:

  • Collaborative problem solving via a partnership between the police and the community
  • An educated, compassionate and measured response toward individuals  who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis
  • The practice of prioritizing de-escalation during encounters with the public
  • Supporting victims of crime regardless of their immigration status

The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, police science, public administration or a related field. An advanced degree in an appropriate field is highly desired. 

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable and professionally competent in all areas of public safety, to include: 

  • Proven ability to manage an operation while working collaboratively with other city departments
  • The ability to support, develop, and instill confidence and professional pride in staff, and the skill to recognize and use staff abilities to build successful teams
  • Flexibility and the ability to work under pressure or tight deadlines
  • Experience collaborating with councils, community advisory groups, and other constituencies
  • The ability to research and analyze data and present clear and concise findings to appropriate audiences
  • The ability to foresee and plan for emerging trends and direction in technology, safety, and regulatory requirements

Read the complete Urbana Police Chief Brochure

To Apply

The City of Urbana is partnering with POLIHIRE to identify its next Police Chief. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume to: Urbana_Police_Chief@polihire.com. Please include only your name (Last, First) in the subject line when submitting these materials. 

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