Citizens Police Academy

The Belvidere Police Department conducts two Citizen’s Police Academies during each calendar year. Originally started in 1998, the academy is an informative look at modern day policing practices within the Belvidere Police Department and covers the following topics:

Department Structure
How officers are hired
Traffic Enforcement/DUI Enforcement
Use of force/Deadly Force
Crime scene investigations
Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program
K9 demonstration
Drug investigations
Defensive Tactics

The graduates of the Citizen Police Academy are eligible to apply to become members of the Volunteers In Police Service program (VIPS). If you are interested in participating in this class or if you have questions, please contact Deputy Chief Matthew Wallace at(815) 544-9626.

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.