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3498 Lebanon Avenue
Shiloh, Illinois 62221
Non-emergencies – 618-632-9047
We are currently taking applications for Chief of Police:
The Village of Shiloh, Illinois, a St. Louis Metro-East community of 13,000 residents, located 20 miles east of St. Louis, MO on Interstate 64, is seeking a highly experienced, motivated and innovative Chief of Police.
The Village of Shiloh is seeking experienced candidates for Chief of Police. Candidates should have significant management experience in a Police Department of similar size and in an urban setting. Ideal candidates should have strong financial experience, experience in investigations/ telecommunications/traffic enforcement and be ethical and strongly community minded. Candidates should also have experience in collective bargaining, goal setting, effective human resources, staff development and be a proven leader.
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, Master’s Degree is preferred. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years command level experience. Equivalent background and/or work experience will be considered in lieu of educational preferences. Candidates must have great interpersonal skills to establish and maintain solid cooperative relationships with Department Heads, other Village employees, Village Board members, the general public and others.
The Village borders Scott Air Force Base, a multi-service, multi-mission military installation. There are approximately 15,000 military and civilian personnel on the Base on a daily basis. The Village has an excellent relationship with this most important military facility and, in fact are in a partnership with them on several issues.
The Department is comprised of 19 Officers, 2 Administrative staff, with a budget of $2.3 million.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, 5 professional references to the attention of Mr. John Marquart, Village Administrator, 1Park Drive, Shiloh, Illinois 62269 by April 30th, 2017. Salary is negotiable and dependent upon experience
Captain, Gary A McGill, Acting Chief
I was born in Peoria Illinois where I went to Concordia Lutheran Grade School and Richwoods High School. I travelled around the country in my late teens to my early 20’s and eventually settled in St. Louis, south city. I migrated to the Shiloh area. I went to Session 40 of the SWIC Police Academy beginning in January of 1988. I went on to attend college at SWIC and St. Louis University before receiving my Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety at Capella University, graduating Summa Cum Laude
I have dedicated myself to the residents of Shiloh Illinois since 1988. In the past I have served as Patrolman, Detective, Juvenile Officer, DARE Instructor, Patrol Supervisor, Evidence Control Officer, and Training Officer. I have also held instructor positions with the Illinois Department of Emergency Management for Emergency Response to Terrorism and Hazardous Materials, and with the U.S. Department of Justice in the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program. This was complimented with training in Cyber-Terrorism, Chemical and Biological Incident Management, Hate Crimes, Religious Obsession and Fundamentalism and Advanced Interview and Interrogation.
I was appointed the Assistant Chief of the Shiloh Police department by unanimous vote of the city board in 2000 and placed over the Patrol, Detective, and Civilian divisions. I am currently attached to the Greater St. Louis Area Major Case Squad as a Certified Lead Homicide Detective and I am a Certified Public Information Officer with specializations in Interview Techniques, Homicide Investigation, Cyber stalking, Computer Crimes, Open Source Intelligence, and Officer Safety.
I am honored to serve the Schools, Churches, Businesses and Residents of the Village of Shiloh.
NEW CHANGES IN THE PROCESS TO OBTAIN AN ILLINOIS DRIVER’S LICENSE:
The Illinois Secretary of State has implemented changes to comply with the Department of Homeland Security REAL ID Requirements. Beginning in 2106, any person who receives a new Illinois Driver’s License will receive a temporary, paper DL which is good for 45 days while the permanent license is sent to you.
For more information on this process, you can click the link below and get the notification and flyer from the Office of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.
Shiloh Police and many of the Village’s residents have learned that the best protection for one’s home sometimes can lie in the caring eyes of neighbors. The Neighborhood Watch Program emphasizes just that! Several neighborhoods in Shiloh have organized themselves into designated “Neighborhood Watch Blocks”, keeping a careful eye on each others’ homes and properties. Look for Neighborhood Watch signs in your neighborhood, and get involved. Or, start your own neighborhood watch group with the help of our Police Department. The service is free; all you need to do is fill out the required form. This form can be obtained at the Shiloh Village Municipal Building.
Going to be away from you home? Download the Residential Security Check Form, and send it to the Shiloh Police Department via email, U.S. Postal service or in person. To get a neighborhood watch program in your area, contact our Community Crime Prevention Specialist at JPhillips@shilohil.org
Drivers Licensing Info
The Village of Shiloh has a diverse population with a large military presence that moves from state to state. For new residents moving into Illinois you should visit the Secretary of States Office for the most current Drivers License and Registration information.
Better Business Bureau
If you have any questions about suspicious contractors or companies visit the Better Business Bureau web site to see if the company is listed and if they have had any complaints filed against them.
Missing Children Info
With the Internet being such a large part of our lives now, parents have a responsibility to monitor their children’s Internet activity. For great information from Internet security to missing children visit The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Internet has also been valuable in protecting your children by seeing the latest sex offender registrations. The State of Illinois has gone to great lengths to make sure this information is available to you at www.isp.state.il.us/sor. For more information on internet safety for your children visit isafe.org.
Bad Check Restitution Program
If you have received a personal check from someone and the check is returned due to Insufficient Funds, visit The St. Clair County States Attorney’s Office web site to see if the check will qualify for the Bad Check Restitution Program, let them reclaim your money for you, at no cost.
Shiloh’s Safety Tip
SELLING or BUYING on Craigslist or another similar site? Use the Police Department as a meeting place! Our lobby and the area just outside our front and back door is on camera and recorded 24 hours a day.
Shiloh Police Department is not accepting applications for Probationary Police Officer.
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The Shiloh Police Department offers FREE employment fingerprinting service to Shiloh residents that provide a fingerprint card from their employer, school, etc. We charge $10 if you do not bring your own fingerprint cards. Non-residents are charged $10 for fingerprinting and an additional $10 if you do not bring in your own fingerprint cards.
Fingerprints are in INK only, no electronic fingerprinting. All Live Scan Criminal History checks must be done through a private vendor.