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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.

Terry Stier, Acting Chief of PoliceTerry Stier

Chief of Police






Police Department Officers and Support Staff

Chief of Police Terry Stier #1 Matt Brandt #10 Jeff Koslowski #41
Patrol Sergeant Brian Vycital #2 Dave Weckman #11 Kelli Crandall #42
Detective Sterling Cayer #14 Mickey Semantel #12 LeAnn Larson #43
    Ben Pederson #13    
Administrative Assistant Lori Latzke   Nikolaus Friedges #15    
Administrative Assistant Jenny Schmidt   Theodore Kes #17    
    Kory Sames #18    


Community Crime Map

The Belle Plaine Police Department now provides a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Scott County. The Belle Plaine Police Department has an online crime map called Community Crime Map (http://communitycrimemap.com/) that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Scott County citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the Belle Plaine Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.

Belle Plaine citizens can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency. Community Crime Map automatically syncs with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s records system to keep crime information updated online. Community Crime Map cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.

How does Crime Mapping help our community?

  • Enables the public to stay informed about crime activity while they are away from their computer.
  • Citizens can see crime activity based on their current GPS location.
  • Empowers citizens to better understand crime activity in their neighborhood.
  • Makes it even easier to access near real-time crime information provided by your department

Types of Crimes Displayed
In order to protect our citizens privacy, not all types of incidents are displayed on the public map (i.e. sexual offense, domestic abuse, juvenile crimes, civil paper services).

Sign up for Alerts
Scott County citizens can view a map and grid with all the crimes in their area and sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity.  Click on the map below to go to the website and click on "Sign up for crime alerts" in the upper right corner.

The Belle Plaine Police Department does not make any warranty, representation, or guarantee as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any of the database information provided herein for any reason.  All aspects of the data provided herein are susceptible to a degree of error due to the complexities of the process involved in compiling and programming the data.


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Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers of Minnesota LogoThe 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. 

Two car keys on a key ringTeens 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.


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