Community Programs

Community Programs

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Community Programs
The Belton Police Department offers a wide range of services, programs and activities to assist residents in protecting themselves against crime and keeping their family safe. Residents are encouraged to contact the police department for more information on any of our community programs.

National Night Out
Each fall the Belton Police Department joins members of the community in support of National Night Out, a campaign to bring neighborhoods together and deter crime. In a typical year, hundreds of residents join together at block parties at more than a dozen locations throughout Belton. The Belton City Council has been known to publicly recognize some of the gatherings that have the best neighborhood participation.

Nationwide more than 37 million people in nearly 16,000 communities participate in National Night Out.
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Fingerprinting
The Belton Police Department does not provide fingerprinting services. The following businesses in our area have been approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety to provide electronic fingerprint services: 

  • Temple-Belton Properties, 18 E. Avenue A, Temple, TX, 254-770-0400
  • Sylvan Learning Center, 4402 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite A, Killeen, Texas, 254-690-4332
Lock Box Program
The Lock Box Program is used nationwide by police and fire departments so that when an emergency occurs first responders can access the key to a residence via a secured key box mounted outside the residence.

Why is it Important? 
It provides public safety responders with a way to expedite access to a participating residence during medical or other emergencies. The program protects property from being damaged in cases where forced entry would otherwise be necessary.  

Who is Eligible to Participate? 
A person who is elderly, disabled, or has some other demonstrated need that requires specialized or unique medical or other assistance when public safety responds to the residence.
 
Is it Secure? 
The key is placed immediately in the lock box and the combination set. The combination to the lock box is maintained in our Communications Unit and is not shared with or utilized for any other reason but for a medical emergency at the residence, or when a no-response situation occurs after a welfare concern has arisen. Once the lock box has been opened for either of these reasons, the combination will be changed and updated in the Communications Unit until the next time it is needed. At no time will the lock box participant be given the combination to the lock box.

Lost Bicycles/Property
If you have lost a bicycle or other property, please contact us to make a Lost Property Report.

Security Surveys
Belton police officers can inspect your home and make recommendations that could make it less vulnerable to a break-in or other crime. 
Some insurance companies offer to reduce homeowner insurance rates for those who have the local police department conduct a security survey of their home. Download the Residential Check List and review it before we come to your home, so you will what is assessed. 
Email us if you would like us to perform a security survey or have any questions.

Vacation Watch
CaptureaGoing on vacation and want an extra level of security while you're away? The Belton Police Department is willing to send extra patrols to neighborhoods while homeowners are away. Officers look for signs of unusual activity or suspicious persons. 
Contact us at 254-933-5840 to have your home placed on Vacation Watch or submit a Vacation Watch Form online. Forms are also available at the Police Department anytime.