Belleville Illinois Police Department   Belleville, IL   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 16, 2023
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Probationary Police Officer

Applications for Lateral Hires Are Accepted at Any Time

The Belleville Police Department is always on the lookout for quality people able to wear the badge of a police officer and serve our community with pride and honor.  Whether you’re looking to join our team as a new entry level police officer or an experienced police officer, the Belleville Police Department may have a position for you.  Regardless of your experience, qualified candidates must have a proactive mindset, a strong work ethic, strong morals, and the ability to professionally engage the community we serve. If this describes you, and you are searching for the opportunity for real career development, actual advancement through promotion or assignment, along with great pay and benefits, then the Belleville Police Department may be your team.

For more information, view details of the New Hire Process

About the Department

We are a department approved for 78 officers and more than 25 civilian support personnel who work together to provide the highest quality of service to our community.  Our community consists of just over 42,000 people with thousands more that visit our fine town daily.  With the support of our local government, our department benefits from high quality training, the newest law enforcement technologies, and a state-of-the-art police department that opened in 2016.

Our new campus boasts a three-story main building that is home to Administration, Operations, Records, Communications 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:

  • A virtual reality use-of-force trainer
  • Plentiful workspace with specialized areas
  • Fully equipped locker rooms with oversized lockers and showers
  • 24-hour gym with high quality cardio, weight, and resistance training equipment
  • Outdoor pistol/rifle range
  • a modernized fleet of police vehicles and the latest technology and equipment used to aid our officers in their day-to-day operations.


Starting May 1, 2023, probationary Police Officers start at $73,408 (Night shift) with subsequent cost of living wages at 2% in 2024, 2% in 2025 and 4% in 2026.  In addition to the base salary, the City of Belleville offers ample opportunities for overtime work and pay.  Belleville officers are also allowed to live within 45 miles from the city limits of Belleville. 

Officers start with a generous vacation package, health insurance for them, dependents, and/or families, and pension benefits for retirement.  The Belleville Police Department also offers tuition reimbursement (books included) up to a Master’s Degree. Officers receive a higher rate of pay for college education. 

Officers and civilian support personnel have 24-hour access to our on-site high quality fitness center.  Officers also enjoy a robust locker room and shower facilities.  The City of Belleville also provides an outdoor range that officers can use for firearms training.  Our large on-site fleet garage allows for the indoor storage of our police vehicles and employs 2 full-time mechanics to help keep our police vehicles in top operating condition and on the road longer.