|Chief of Police
School Resource Officer (SRO)
Special Operations Unit (SOU)
Community Service Specialist
Patrol is divided into four teams, each deployed on 12-hour shifts. This consists of two day shift teams (A & B) and two night shifts teams (A & B). A sergeant or corporal supervises officers assigned to each team. Patrol is typically the first line of contact the public has with the police department. Officers perform their duties utilizing cars, bicycles, golf cart, and foot patrol. Patrol has an authorized staff of 4 sergeants, 1 corporal, and 17 patrol officers.
Patrol provides 24-hour response to calls for police service, conducts preventive patrols, enforces traffic laws, conducts preliminary investigations into criminal activity, arrests criminal offenders, and seeks proactive interactions with citizens and groups.
School Resource Officer The Belton Police Department has partnered with the Belton Independent School District (Belton ISD) to place full-time, certified peace officers on Belton ISD campuses. This collaboration is funded by Belton ISD paying 10 months salary and benefits for full-time Belton officers and the City of Belton providing the remaining two months salary.
The goal of the SRO program is to deter distractions in the learning environment so teachers can teach and students can learn.
Reserve Police Officers
Special Operations Unit
The goal of the Special Operations Unit (SOU) is to enhance police operations through proactive strategies to reduce crime, improve traffic safety, supplement patrol, and visibly illustrate the department’s commitment to Community Policing. This is accomplished with the following strategies:
- Proactive team response to crime trends.
- Accident reduction through proactive traffic enforcement and education.
- Deter crime by high visibility of marked police patrol.
- Crime prevention by actively promoting crime prevention programs.
- Provide additional resources to patrol operations by adding additional officers during peak hours.
- A dedicated team that can represent the department at community events, recruitment opportunities, and promote the Community Policing philosophy of the department both internally and externally.
Four Investigators are assigned to the criminal investigations unit. In addition to criminal investigations, they assist citizens who are victims of crime, provide information on crime prevention information, and back-up patrol when necessary.
Code Compliance plays an important role in keeping Belton beautiful and safe. Code Compliance works with property owners to ensure properties are maintained and operated up to the standards adopted by the Belton City Council.
Belton employs a civilian Animal Control Officer who upholds City ordinances that govern the care and keeping of domestic animals in the City.
Provides record processing and retrieval services to Law Enforcement personnel and the citizens of the community in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.