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Tom Stolee, Chief of Police 
Tom Stolee,
Chief of Police

Police Department Mission Statement

The members of the Belle Plaine Police Department are dedicated to offering the highest quality of police service to our community.  We place the greatest value on the safety and concerns of the citizens we serve with the knowledge that we are accountable to those very same people.

Impartiality, integrity, ethics, and professionalism are key workings to increase community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime.  To do this, the department and its individual members, both civilian and sworn, are committed to the pursuit of excellence and vow to strengthen a partnership with the community to resolve problems, and strive to improve the safety and quality of life in our city.



Belle Plaine Police Department Officers and Support Staff

     Full-Time OfficersBadgePart-Time OfficersBadge 
 Chief of Police  Tom Stolee #800 Ben Pederson804Jeff Koslowski815 
 Detective SergeantTerry Stier#806 Matt Brandt805Nick Vendel831 
 School Resource OfficerBrian Vycital#807 Dave Weckman802Anthony Woldsnes830 
 Administrative AssistantsLori Latzke  Jared Tveitbakk812Sterling Cayer832 
  Nicole Jensen  Mickey Semantel809William Vendel833 
     Kris Moloney814John Gulden384 

Crime Stoppers

The Belle Plaine Police Department has joined forces with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota to increase ways that citizens can pass on information about crimes and remain anonymous. Anonymous persons giving tips may be eligible to collect up to $1000.00 in reward.  Tips may be turned in at a toll free phone number, on-line or through SMS text messaging from a cell phone, all supplied and maintained by Crime Stoppers of Minnesota.

People with knowledge of a crime or a fugitive can anonymously provide information to Crime Stoppers by calling (1-800-222-TIPS[8477], going online at www.crimestoppersmn.org , or by texting on a cell phone TIP674, plus the message then sending it to CRIMES [274637].  Crime Stoppers accepts tips in any language by the phone. 

Teens and Driving

The State of Minnesota operates under a Graduated Drivers License System.

The Graduated License System is designed to move teen drivers incrementally towards full licensure.The graduated system limits high risk driving situations through restrictions and increases adult supervision.  Before the novice driver can move forward through the graduated licensing system, they must meet certain performance and educational criteria that strengthens their driving knowledge, skill and confidence.

For additional information to learn how the graduated drivers license system works you may download the article which appeared in the August 2010 Bridge Newsletter or log on to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website.

Police, Schools, Parents, and the Community: Working Together to Make a Difference

Creating a safe community is a top priority for the Police Department. A collaborative effort is needed between the Police Department, schools, parents and the community, to make a difference in not only keeping the community safe, but to make a difference in the lives of our future generations. More than a destination at the end of the day, a community is a place you want to call home and where you should feel safe and secure. Read these simple suggestions, they can make a big difference. By using these few suggestions, students, parents, schools, and the police can strive to keep Belle Plaine a thriving, respectable community.