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Chief of Police
Administrative Assistant
Professional Standards

School Resource Officer (SRO)
Reserve Officer
Special Operations Unit (SOU)
K-9 Officer
  Criminal Investigations
Community Service Specialist
Code Enforcement
Animal Control

School Resource Officers in front of the Belton Police Department on the first day of school.


Patrol officer at a child's lemonade stand in Belton.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

The Reserve Program is comprised of men and women who aspire to be police officers. They must meet the same qualifications of an entry-level officer and have either a reserve license or regular license from the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Education. They are fully commissioned with the same authority of a police officer, while on duty. They are required to work 16 hours per month, attend training and maintain proficiency in firearms, defensive tactics and patrol procedures. They work by assignment with regular officers and are frequently used as patrol officers, supplementing shift shortages.

Special Operations Unit

Four patrol officers delivering a fan to a resident.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.
SOU is part of the Patrol Division and staffed with a supervisor, K-9 team, patrol officer, and the School Resource Officers when school is out.

Support Services

Criminal Investigations

Criminal Investigations Unit in an office at the police department.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

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.

Animal Control

Belton employs a civilian Animal Control Officer who upholds City ordinances that govern the care and keeping of domestic animals in the City.

Communications Specialist

Support Services employees in an office area of the police department.These are the people who answer phone calls, greet walk-in customers, and perform and a variety of record keeping tasks. They are present 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are the first to greet you, either by phone or walk-in.


Provides record processing and retrieval services to Law Enforcement personnel and the citizens of the community in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.