Patrol Section

The Belvidere Police Department Patrol Section is made up of 24 officers, four sergeants, and two cover shift officers that cover two day shifts, two night shifts, and two cover shifts. These officers are the foundation of the department and provide police service around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Patrol Officers are responsible for preventative patrol oriented toward prevention of crimes, traffic crash reduction, maintaining public order, the discovery of hazards and delinquency-causing situations; crime prevention activities; response to calls-for service; investigation of crimes, offenses, incidents, and conditions, including arresting offenders; traffic direction and control;  regulation of certain businesses or activities as required by law; provisions of emergency services; developing and maintaining positive relationships between citizens and the department; gathering and preservation of evidence; providing assistance and information to all citizens; traffic crash investigation; and selective enforcement such as alcohol and drug enforcement countermeasures. 

Important Contact Numbers:

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency : 815-544-2135

Administration Office: 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.