Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Brown is scheduled to start next Tuesday, the day before the city council's annual goal-setting session.
Darien’s new police chief, Ernest Brown, is scheduled to start next Tuesday, Alderman Sylvia McIvor said during Monday’s city council meeting. Brown will be present the next day at the city council’s annual goal-setting session, according to the session’s agenda. He will outline his vision for the Darien Police Department and take questions from the council at that time, the agenda says. Brown most recently served as bureau chief for the Chicago Police Department's patrol division. McIvor chairs Darien’s police committee, which she said has been on hiatus for the past couple of months in anticipation of Brown’s start date. The next police committee meeting is scheduled for Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at Darien City Hall.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The City Council will vote on whether to approve the 28-year Chicago police veteran at Monday's meeting.
Mayor Kathleen Weaver has selected Ernest Brown, deputy superintendent of the Chicago Police Department Bureau of Patrol, as the next Darien police chief. The selection comes after four months of debate within the city about how Darien should fill the police chief role, and means one of the two deputy chiefs will return to sergeant rank. City Council will vote at Monday's meeting on whether to accept the appointment. Brown, one of roughly 140 internal and external candidates who applied for the position, has been with the Chicago Police Department for 28 years. In his role as bureau chief, he oversees 8,000 personnel in the Chicago Police Department’s Bureau of Patrol. The bureau includes all operational patrol functions, the helicopter …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
City has received roughly 140 resumes.
The city of Darien has received about 140 applications for the position of police chief, Mayor Kathleen Weaver said. Of those 140 candidates, the city has begun to review resumes from about 100 candidates who live in Illinois, Weaver said. City staff developed criteria by which members of the citizens’ search committee will rate each resume, she said. The committee began meeting earlier this month. Weaver selected five Darien residents to serve on the committee: Several aldermen, as well as Planning and Zoning Commission Chair Beverly Meyer, recommended three of the committee members, Weaver said. “We wanted individuals in management currently or recently retired from management positions,” she said. “It was important that they also had …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Read the full description in the attached PDF.
The City of Darien is looking for a sworn police officer with a minimum of “eight years of increasingly responsible managerial experience in a law enforcement agency” to serve as the next police chief, according to a job description posted on the city’s website. The posting is part of the search to find a replacement for Chief Robert Pavelchik, who retired May 31. The salary range for the position is between $119,069 and $128,594, plus benefits, according to the packet. Within that range, pay will be determined based on experience, it said. A bachelor’s degree is also listed as a minimum qualification, while a master’s degree and completion of the FBI Academy, staff and command school, or another similar program is “desirable.” The …
Monday, June 6, 2011
City hopes to fill vacancy by September.
Mayor Kathleen Weaver said during Monday’s Darien City Council meeting that her goal is to have a new police chief installed by September. Weaver announced last Wednesday—the day after Police Chief Robert Pavelchik retired—that the city would immediately begin a search of both internal and external candidates to fill the vacancy. A citizens committee will aid in the search, she said. During Monday’s meeting, Weaver said that she will select the members of the committee and that it is not something for which residents can apply. Weaver will appoint a new chief from the final candidates, contingent upon a council vote, she said. The city will eliminate one of the two deputy chief positions at the end of the process, she said. “[W]e are a …