Canine Unit

Canine Unit

The Belvidere Police Department Canine (K9) Unit is comprised of two patrol officers that have been specially trained in the care, handling, and training of a canine for law enforcement use. The officers are partnered with a canine that is a working class dog who has been trained for law enforcement functions, i.e., criminal apprehension, evidence detection, and promoting favorable public relations.

Each canine team certifies annually through the North American Police Workdog Association (NAPWDA) in the following areas:

Each canine team also certifies annually through the Illinois Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) Drug Detection Canine Program in narcotics detection.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Belvidere Police Department to provide a safe living, learning, and working environment to all citizens and visitors to the City of Belvidere. The members of the Belvidere Police Department will work with all person(s) or groups to enforce, and assist in the prosecution of all violations of laws and ordinances to assure these safe environments.