A.   Office Created; Appointment: There is hereby created the position of and office of deputy chief of police, limited to one such position. The deputy chief of police shall be appointed by the chief of police, pursuant to section 10-2.1-4 of the Illinois municipal code 1 , which provides in applicable part:
      Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, a non-home rule municipality of 130,000 or fewer inhabitants, through its council or board of trustees, may, by ordinance, provide for a position of deputy chief to be appointed by the chief of the police department. The ordinance shall provide for no more than one deputy chief position if the police department has fewer than 25 full-time police officers and for no more than 2 deputy chief positions if the police department has 25 or more full-time police officers. The deputy chief position shall be an exempt rank immediately below that of Chief. The deputy chief may be appointed from any rank of sworn, full-time officers of the municipality's police department, but must have at least 5 years of full time service as a police officer in that department. A deputy chief shall serve at the discretion of the Chief and, if removed from the position, shall revert to the rank currently held, without regard as to whether a vacancy exists in that rank. A deputy chief of police, having been appointed from any rank of sworn full-time officers of that municipality's police department, shall be permitted, regardless of rank, to take promotional exams and be promoted to a higher classified rank than he currently holds, without having to resign as deputy chief of police.
   B.   Powers And Duties: The Deputy Chief of Police shall have such powers and duties as shall be delegated in writing to such person by the Chief of Police from time to time. (Ord. O-13-05, 3-19-2013)



1. 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-4.