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City of Belding

120 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, Michigan 48809
Phone: (616) 794-1900
Fax: (616) 794-0091
Emergency: Phone 911

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 6:00pm

Belding Police Department

Responsive, Professional 24 Hour Community Protection

Police Department Provides Important Services

The Belding Police Department consists of 8 sworn police officers, the Chief of Police (Dale Nelson, pictured here), 2 Sergeants, and 5 patrol officers. In addition, the police department has an active reserve unit with 14 officers.

The department performs many services including traffic enforcement, ordinance enforcement, accident investigation, and criminal investigations. It also performs proactive community related programs, vacation house checks bicycle patrols on the city pathway, vehicle inspections, school safety talks and classroom visits.

The full-time sworn officers of the department perform traffic enforcement, ordinance enforcement, accident and criminal investigations and general patrol activity. They also perform community related programs, vacation house checks, bike patrol, child safety seat inspections, vehicle inspections, school safety talks and classroom visits.

Belding Police Duties

Belding Police officers are multifunctional officers who are trained and experienced. Some basic responsibilities include general patrol for the purpose of traffic enforcement, and prevention and detection of crimes or hazardous situations.

Police officers are sworn to enforce city ordinances, state law and federal law. Officers respond to calls for service that include both criminal and non-criminal matters. Department members investigate crimes, accidents, and city ordinance code violations.

Belding Police Officers are responsible for the apprehension of criminals and wanted individuals. Members of the department also routinely respond to non-criminal matters such as child custody, property, and other situations where police are called to keep the peace.

Code enforcement is an important role that the police department performs because it helps maintain a safe and clean environment for residents and visitors. The major areas of code enforcement involve the environment, abandoned motor vehicles, nuisances, noise control, and blight.

The safety and protection of the citizens of Belding is paramount for the department, and we continue to train and prepare for the challenges of the 21st century. Community-oriented police officers help the city to achieve its goals and make Belding proud of its police department.

Belding police are always on duty in our community, helping to keep us safe.
  • Belding police are always on duty in our community, helping to keep us safe.
  • Belding police patrol our parks and enforce laws, codes and ordinances.
  • Belding police watch our neighborhoods and offer home vacation checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please phone 911.

4 marked patrol cars
1 animal control pickup truck
1 administrative unit
5 police mountain bikes

Two of the mountain bikes were donated to the department and the animal control pickup truck was from a drug forfeiture.

Officers will periodically inspect vacant homes upon request. If you are leaving town for an extended time, please contact us by phone, in person, or by mail. Notifying the police department provides us with a way to contact you or another designated person if there is a problem at your home.

You will be required to complete a vacation check form. Download it here. The form is also available at at the Police Department office, 120 Pleasant Street.

The Belding Police Reserve program is a valuable asset to the Belding police department and the community. The Police Reserve provides security at school functions, athletic events and community programs.

Reserve officers also ride along with sworn officers for extra assistance during high service periods. Reserves sponsor a Bicycle Rodeo in May each year and a senior citizen dinner during the holidays.

City of Belding

120 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, Michigan 48809
Phone: (616) 794-1900
Fax: (616) 794-0091
Emergency: Phone 911

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 6:00pm