Joliet Junior College

Director of Campus Safety & Security, Chief of Police


Joliet, Illinois.  Joliet Junior College (JJC) seeks progressive public safety executives with outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership and management experience to apply for its Director of Campus Safety & Security, Chief of Police position.  This critical position reports to the Vice President Finance and Administrative Services, with a dotted line reporting structure to the JJC President.  Appointment to this position is made by the JJC President with approval from the Board of Trustees.  

JJC is a public community college, in Illinois Community College District 525,  that serves a seven-county district with a population of approximately 700,000 residents in portions of Will, Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Cook, and Kendall counties in Illinois.   JJC employs 1,500 faculty and staff and serves approximately 25,000 credit and non-credit students at six campuses. Joliet Junior College fosters a caring and friendly environment that embraces diversity and sustainability and encourages personal growth by promoting Core Values that include Respect & Inclusion, Integrity, Collaboration, Humor & Well Being, Innovation, Quality and Sustainability.  The recruitment of qualified and diverse faculty and staff is the cornerstone of JJC’s commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community.  At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees bring to the workplace.         

The JJC Police Department is staffed by 14 sworn Police Officers and 31 non-sworn employees. The operating budget for fiscal year 2021 is approximately $3,000,000. The successful candidate:

  • Will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement, Police Administration, Criminal Justice or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. Graduation from a nationally recognized law enforcement leadership program such as the FBI National Academy, the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University, Southern Police Institute, or comparable leadership program is required. 
  • Also required is certification or eligibility to be certified as a Peace Officer by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, and a minimum of seven years of police management or supervisory experience. 
  • Minimum qualifications also include experience in Community Oriented Policing and an understanding of Campus Oriented Policing philosophy.

 The starting salary for this position is +/- $109,285 depending on qualifications.  Interested professionals should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by July 12, 2020 to consultants Joe De Lopez and Lee McCann at:

Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries:  GovHR USA (847) 380 3240. 

In accordance with applicable federal and state statutes and regulations pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action, JJC is an equal opportunity  employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications.

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