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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: Great idea: Camping. Bad idea: Taking shelter in your tent during a #lightning storm #COwx #COReady 20 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
People are often struck by #lightning while seeking shelter. Seek shelter early to reduce risk. #COWX #LightningSafety 22 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: What NOT to do in lightning storm: lay down flat, take cover under a tree, use cliff/overhang as shelter #COReady a day ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
If outdoors when #lightning strikes, get off the hill, step away from water & objects that conduct electricity #COReady #LightningSafety a day ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: We got in some trail maintenance this weekend on the Forest Service trail we adopted. Please be safe when hiking an… https://t.co/Q7tguObuoH 2 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
When thunder roars, go indoors. Best way to protect yourself from lightning is to go indoors. https://t.co/gg8nJx4LQh #COReady 2 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: Active shooter TRAINING going on this morning at Vail Mountain School. Proud to work alongside our partners to trai… https://t.co/POmJwilN0l 2 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
47 people are killed each year by #lightning and hundreds are injured. Learn how to stay safe: https://t.co/c3UBhpyUWy #COReady #COWX 2 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: Pet Preparedness: Do you have a pet preparedness kit near your family kit? Is it stocked and ready to go? #COReady 3 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Check out Eagle County's preparedness resources here: https://t.co/0Ip9t9bXR2 3 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Contact Info

Vail Police
General Information

Dwight Henninger
Vail Police Chief

Craig Bettis
Operations Commander

Daric Harvey
Administrative Commander

Marc Wentworth
Vail Public Safety Communications Center Director


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