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Police Officer Job - Belle Fourche Police Department - Belle Fourche, South Dakota

August 21, 2014

Belle Fourche Police Department

Position Title: Police Officer
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 10/30/2014
Job Description
Full-Time Police Officer
Date Posted:
Thursday, July 24, 2014


Depends on Experience and Certification

40 hours per week

Open until filled

Position Objectives

Accepting applications for a police officer, who is committed to excellence.  The department is comprised of 12 officers. The department works 12 hour shifts. 

Perform general police work in the protection of life and property, including conducting investigations of reported crimes and narcotic violations, responding to emergencies, and conducting public education programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Enforce local, state and federal laws, prevent and suppress crime and accidents, and promote public safety.  Patrol areas of Belle Fourche, answer calls in emergency and non-emergency situations, and initiate action on matters coming to the attention of the officer, including preparing citations.  Perform assigned police duties, serve criminal process, testify in court and control traffic and guard large public gatherings.

Have a strong working knowledge of laws, ordinances, policies and procedures as they apply to persons under police care and supervision.  Provide appropriate emotional and physical support for victims of violent crimes, accidents and emergencies.  Maintain a specified level of physical and mental fitness for the position.  Establish and maintain good relations with the public and other law enforcement agencies.

See the job description for further details.

See link to benefit listing below.

Complete the job applications found below.  Both the City application and State Law Enforcement application must be submitted.

If you have questions, please contact

Chief Scott Jones or Police Secretary Mardi Reeves

Applicants will be notified of the testing date and time.

Additional Information

Follow these links for more information and to apply:

City Application -


State Application -




Or visit and click on City Jobs.

Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Experience Training Provided
  • Additional Requirement :


    Minimum Requirements

    Valid driver's license and a state recognized law enforcement certification preferred or ability to obtain the certification within  one year of hire.

    Additional requirements: 

    • Be a US citizen
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • 21 years of age at time of hire
    • No felony or domestic violence convictions


    Successful applicant must live within the state of South Dakota.

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $14.16   hourly
    Academy Graduate: $15.94   hourly

    Contact Information

    Scott Jones
    Belle Fourche Police Department
    1010 8th Avenue
    Belle Fourche, South Dakota 57717
    ph: (605)892-4354