Belle Plaine Police Department

The city of Belle Plaine is looking for a new police chief.

The city, in this issue of the Herald, announces the opening and is calling upon all qualified candidates to apply.

"The ideal candidate should demonstrate integrity, trustworthiness, responsiveness, accountability, and effective communication skills," the posting states. "Strong engagement and relationship building with police personnel, city staff, city council, and the community is an important quality."

The chief of police is responsible to and appointed by the city council and under the general supervision of City Administrator Dawn Meyer.

 The Belle Plaine Police Department consists of 12 full-time staff with 10 sworn full-time officers, six part-time officers and two administrative assistants.

Minimum qualifications include, but are not limited to, a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement or related field and five years of experience as a police officer, at least three of which were in a supervisory capacity. For a complete job description, including job functions, knowledge, abilities, physical requirements, skills, and qualifications, visit the city of Belle Plaine website at www.belleplainemn.com.

Applications must be P.O.S.T. Licensed, or be able to obtain Minnesota P.O.S.T. Licensure, within 30 days of employment. Annual salary, subject to qualifications, will fall between $80,862.20 and $92,108.94.

The position is open until filled; first review of applications will be Wednesday, July 22. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and completed city application to City of Belle Plaine, Attn: City Administrator, 218 Meridian St. N., P.O. Box 129, Belle Plaine, MN  56011.

The police department is currently headed by interim Chief Terry Stier, who stepped in to fill the position vacated by former Chief Tom Stolee.

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