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Job Title:

Chief of Police

Job Post ID:



City of Centralia

Posted Until:



$80,000.00 - $90,000.00/year




All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

The City of Centralia with a population of 13,000 is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief. The Police Department consists of 24 sworn officers, 6 telecommunication officers and 2 support staff. The Chief oversees an annual budget of over $3,000,000.00 for their department and performs a variety of administrative responsibilities and supervisory activities in the Police Department, including the operation of a 911 Telecommunication Center (PSAP). The Police Chief reports to the City Manager. The Chief works closely with other local, state, and federal agencies. The Chief is expected to be a visible community involved Chief and will have a working relationship with the Fire Department and other City Departments. The current Chief is retiring after a career of 30 years with the Centralia Police Department.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Requirements
Candidates that possess a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, Political Science or Public Administration with a minimum of 5 years of mid-level management or higher are preferred.


$80,000.00 - $90,000.00+ plus an excellent benefit package.

Company Information

Resumes should be received by October 18, 2019, however, will continue accepting until filled.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should send a resume with references to:
City Manager
101 S. Locust PO Box 569
Centralia, Illinois 62801

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