Why Join Our Team?
As part of the City of Bellaire Safety Forces family, you'll have the opportunity to be part of something beyond a typical police officer's experience. Infinite possibilities are ahead—to grow as a person, in your career and in your community. It’s the opportunity to realize your full potential. To be connected to something bigger, as well as make a difference and be recognized for your contributions. Learn more about how you can join the City of Bellaire police team.
Growing A Community and A Career
It’s an exciting time to join the City of Bellaire! With the Houston metro area growing year over year, the City of Bellaire is seeking dedicated and passionate Police Officers to protect and serve the next generation of residents. By working in a smaller city, you’ll have a more diverse range of responsibilities, allowing you to make an informed decision as to whether you’d like to develop an area of expertise or perhaps be challenged with a broader police role. Whether that means promoting into leadership roles or expanding your skills and knowledge in one of our many specialty law enforcement areas, you will constantly have the opportunity to do more.View Jobs
Join Our Team
We look for both entry-level and skilled police officers and want to make sure you know exactly how to join our department and what our process looks like.
I am currently serving with another police department and would like to join Bellaire.
Speak to our recruiters if you are currently a police officer. You will have to meet all the same requirements as any other applicant, but your application may be fast tracked, you are eligible to start higher in the pay plan, you may automatically qualify for other pay incentives, and your Field Training Program may be modified.
I’m interested in becoming an officer.
Go online to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement website at www.tcole.texas.gov to obtain the basic requirements for becoming a Texas Peace Officer.
Hear From Our Officers/Staff
“I never thought that I would promote through the ranks and become part of the Command Staff when I began my career with the Bellaire Police Department.”
— Asst. Chief Michael Leal (Year of Hire 1988)
“Being able to work outside is great - I never really wanted to work in an office. Working patrol never gets boring or routine.”
— Police Officer Aaron Lysack (Year of Hire 2013)
“As a detective I never know what type of case I may be working on. We stay very busy and I love the challenges.”
— Police Detective Juanita Sandoval (Year of Hire 2006)
“We are first to get a call when somebody needs help and knowing that you can make a difference in an emergency is very rewarding.”
— Communication Supervisor Melissa Galan (Year of Hire 2007)
“I have a great job! I love working outdoors and having the ability to help people on a daily basis.”
— David Rocha - Motorcycle Officer (Year of Hire 2004)
“What I like best is the people I work with and the different types of assignments.”
— Sara Cerda - Property Room Technician (Year of Hire 1997)
Divisions We Recruit For
The Patrol Division operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Duties performed by officers of the Patrol Division include; routine patrol activities, enforcement of state and municipal laws, traffic enforcement, preliminary criminal investigations, accident investigations, and assisting lost or stranded motorists.
The Communications Division is a Public Safety Dispatch facility that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Professionally trained Communications Specialists process calls received from the public and with the aid of computerized dispatch technology, dispatch Police, Fire and/or EMS units as needed. The Communications Division is responsible for maintaining the department's radio, mobile data, and telephone equipment. Division personnel provide information to the FBI and other police agencies via the National and Texas Crime Information Center networks.
The Support Services Division includes the Criminal Investigations Division as well as the Court Division.
The city's Animal Control Division consists of 1 Animal Control Officer whose primary duty is to protect citizens from danger and nuisances created by uncontrolled or diseased animals. Protection of citizens is accomplished through the enforcement of various state statutes and city ordinances.
The Records Division is in charge of records management for the Police Department. Division responsibilities include the processing of all offense and incident reports, accident reports, arrest and prosecution reports generated by the Police Department. The Records Division also prepares Statistical reports such as the Uniform Crime Report for the FBI and Departmental Monthly and Annual reports for local use. Requests from the public for copies of reports are handled by records personnel between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.