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Pursuant to the authority contained in 65 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/10-2.1-4 and 5/3-8-1, the President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, shall appoint the Chief of Police. Interviews of candidates for the Office of Chief of Police shall be conducted by a committee consisting of the members of the Corporate Authorities and the Village Administrator. The committee may have such person(s) assist in the conduct of the interview process as the committee deems appropriate. (Ord. 82-O-49, 10-11-1982; amd. Ord. 97-O-02, 1-13-1997)
The Chief of Police may be removed or discharged by the Village President. In such case, the Village President shall file with the Corporate Authorities the reason for such removal or discharge, which removal or discharge shall not become effective unless confirmed by a majority vote of the Corporate Authorities.
Prior or subsequent to the Corporate Authorities' confirmation of the discharge of the Chief of Police by the President of the Board of Trustees, said Chief may, at his election, request that a public hearing be conducted concerning the reason or reasons for his dismissal. Said public hearing shall in all respects conform to the requirements of due process and shall further, to the extent practicable, conform with the procedural rules and regulations set forth in title 12, chapter 2 of this Code, except that the Hearing Board which shall consider the request or appeal to the Chief of Police shall be all of the Corporate Authorities of the Village.
If a member of the Willowbrook Police Department is appointed Chief of Police prior to being eligible to retire on pension, he shall be considered as on furlough from the rank he held immediately prior to his appointment as Chief. If he resigns as Chief or is discharged as Chief prior to obtaining eligibility to retire on pension, he shall revert to and be established in such prior rank and thereafter be entitled to all the benefits and emoluments of such prior rank without regard as to whether a vacancy then exists in such rank. (Ord. 82-O-49, 10-11-1982)