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Belleair Police Department

The population of the Town of Belleair is approximately 4,500 people. The Belleair Police Department (BPD) includes one detective, ten full-time officers, five part-time officers, and civilian four staff members.

The current Chief of the Belleair Police Department is Bill Sohl. The prior police chief, Thomas Edwards, resigned from the police department in September of 2014 after a report was released that showed serious problems in the police department including problems with his leadership style and failing to update the department’s outdated policy manual.

The police department is located at 901 Ponce de Leon Boulevard in Belleair, FL. The normal office hours of the BPD is Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Attorneys for Criminal Defense in Belleair, FL

If you were arrested for any criminal offense in Belleair, FL, or believe that a criminal investigation has begun, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Morris Law Firm, P.A. in Pinellas County, FL.

We understand the tactics used by officers with the Belleair Police Department. After an arrest or criminal investigation, call for a free consultation to discuss the charges against you. During the free consultation, you can learn more about the typical penalties that can be imposed after a conviction and the best defenses to fight the charges for an outright dismissal.

Call (727) 388-4736.


Mission Statement of the Belleair Police Department

According to its website, the BPD has adopted the following mission statement:

The Belleair Police Department is committed to safeguarding the lives and property of the people we serve with the highest degree of honor, professionalism, and integrity; to reduce the fear of crime, solve problems and enhance public safety while striving to improve the quality of life through service.

According to the Police Applicant Screening Service (PASS) Salary Survey, the 2017 salary ranges for the Belleair Police Department is a minimum of $46,166 and a maximum of $69,186 for an officer or detective.


Additional Resources

Belleair Police Department Website – Visit the Town of Belleair website to find information on the police department including contact information and a directory of staff.

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