Career Opportunities

Do you have what it takes to be a Belleville Police Officer?

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*** View the employment requirements and application at the bottom of this page *** 

The Belleville Police Department offers a great opportunity for a career in law enforcement with excellent pay and benefits. As a Belleville Police Officer, you will have a direct impact on the quality of life for the citizens you serve. Our department offers numerous assignments that allow our officers to train and deploy specialized skills and duties:

  • PATROL DIVISION
  • BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS
  • CRIME SCENE UNIT
  • TRAFFIC DIVISION
  • SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM (SWAT)
  • CODE ENFORCEMENT
  • DRUG TACTICAL UNIT
  • SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER
  • K-9 OFFICER
  • HIGH VISIBILITY PATROL
  • D.E.A. TASK FORCE
  • HONOR GUARD TEAM
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Located at 720 W. Main St., our newest headquarters was officially opened in June of 2016. Our modern-day police department has become the crown jewel of police departments in Southern Illinois, offering our diverse staff cutting edge technologies and processes to aid in protecting lives and property.

Our new campus boasts a three-story main building that is home to Administration, Operations, Records, Dispatch and a Detention Facility capable of housing 26 detainees. Our department also has a full service, climate controlled garage for storage and maintenance of police vehicles.  Additionally, our department has:

  • Plentiful work space with specialized areas
  • Fully equipped locker rooms with oversized lockers and showers
  • Gym with high quality cardio, weight and resistance training equipment
  • Outdoor pistol/rifle range 

If you possess the integrity, honor, committed work ethic, and courage to wear the badge, then the Belleville Police Department is waiting for you.  

Police Officer Requirements and Application

1.) View the Police Officer Requirements and Employment Application

2.) Register for the P.O.W.E.R. Test. Successfully completing the P.O.W.E.R. test is a requirement of the pre-employment process. The P.O.W.E.R. test is conducted through the Southwestern Illinois Police Academy.  Applicants are responsible for registering themselves for the P.O.W.E.R. test.  Upon successful completion, applicants will be issued a P.O.W.E.R. Test Card which is one of the required documents used for admittance to the Written Examination and the Southwestern Illinois Police Academy.