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Chief of Park Police

Posted: 03/31/2024

Direct and supervise law enforcement operations and personnel in the Park District in order to protect park property and assist the community in the proper use of park facilities.

  • Develop and recommend policies, procedures and processes to protect life and property in the park property.
  • Supervise all personnel and activities of the Decatur Park District Park Police in accordance with all applicable laws and ordinances.
  • Prepare and report required crime statistics to State Police and other authorized agencies.
  • Investigate all citizen complaints assuring that Park Police operations are conducted with integrity and in a professional law enforcement manner.
  • Develop and administer the Park District law enforcement budget.
  • Coordinates internal investigations of department members in the event of alleged wrong doing and subsequently suspends or demotes members of force for infractions of rules or inefficiency when applicable.
  • When required, must be able to engage with groups in a public speaking setting to discuss departmental initiatives.
  • Coordinate with applicable staff and communicate with government agencies to obtain funds for special operations or for purchasing equipment for department.
  • Stay up to date on all local, state, and federal laws and policies
  • Patrol all District parks and facilities being watchful for criminal activities and violations of regulations.
  • Maintain appropriate relationships and coordinate activities with other law enforcement agencies and the State Attorney’s office.
  • Be certified, or able to obtain certification within 6 months from date of hire, or as training schedule allows,with the Chief’s Training Program through ILETSB
  • Other duties may be assigned.
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