Police Department Employment


The BELVIDERE POLICE DEPARTMENT has 44 sworn officers, and is a progressive agency with highly motivated and committed Police Officers that work with the community to provide a safe living, learning, and working environment to all citizens and visitors in the City of Belvidere.

To fill out an online application, please click on the button below. You will find the Applicant Release form link below as well.

A PDF application for employment with the City of Belvidere Police Department is available at this LINK.

A completed printed PDF application should be forwarded to the Deputy Chief of Investigations, Belvidere Police Department, 615 N. Main Street, Belvidere, IL 61008. An email address to submit the printed PDF application electronically may be obtained by calling the Police Department at (815) 544-9626.

The Belvidere Police Department is currently accepting applications for lateral transfers of certified police officers.

BPD FOP Patrol Contract 2022-2026 – Patrol FOP Contract


Benefits include but are not limited to:

The Belvidere Police Department offers numerous opportunities for specialized assignments such as:

Equal Opportunity Employer: The City of Belvidere is committed to hiring and employing without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, age, or non-job related disability.