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Vail Police Department

The Department addresses crime, disorder, road safety and quality of life issues through proactive measures, education, enforcement and investigation. Its four divisions include: the Office of the Chief of Police, Operations, Administration and Public Safety Communications Center.  

Police Chief Dwight Henninger has been with the town since January 2002 after serving with the Laguna Beach Police Department in California as Captain.  (Read a letter from the Chief.)

Vail Police Department jurisdiction includes all of the Town of Vail, from approximately mile marker 172 to 182 on I-70, and all developed areas in the valley with the exception of the Marriott Streamside Condominiums, Creekside Condominiums and the Black Bear Inn.


A message on behalf of the Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Advisory Committee:

LEIAC Letter


Vail Police Twitter

VailPolice: #BearAware: If a bear huffs, pops it jaws or stomps a paw - give it space. Keep looking at the bear and slowly back away about an hour ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Please be #BearAware! Secure bird feeders/trash & don't take photos w/bears Seriously https://t.co/wQ4WSQ2wgI 23 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: #BearAware Tips: If you surprise a bear on a trail: Stand still, stay calm, let the bear identify you and leave. Never run or climb a tree. a day ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Proud of dispatcher Michelle Aranda as she and her dad display his fire truck at #2017APCO national conference in D… https://t.co/6LiETe7zcG a day ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: #BearAware Tip: Keep a Clean Tent. Don’t bring anything with an odor into your tent: toothpaste, sunscreen, candles and insect repellent. a day ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Be #BearAware Camping Tips: Secure Your Trash and Food - See more at: https://t.co/eaHTjuKzP3 2 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: This week we're partnering with @READYColorado to bring you bear-aware safety messages. 2 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
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VailPolice: College students need routine vaccines. Many Colleges/universities require proof of MMR & meningococcal vaccine #COReady 3 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
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Contact Info

Vail Police
General Information

Dwight Henninger
Vail Police Chief

Craig Bettis
Operations Commander

Ryan Kenney
Administrative Commander

Marc Wentworth
Vail Public Safety Communications Center Director


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