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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

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Our week of #UAS and Drone awareness info has come to an end. Did you find this helpful? 16 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: Never fly your UAS while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. #COReady #UASmart 16 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
How much do you really know? Can you fly your drone over a stadium full of people? Answer: NO. #COReady #UASmart 17 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: The FAA’s B4UFLY Google app or iPhone app provides the latest information about airspace restrictions #UASmart @FAANews 17 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
When flying a UAS, you must keep the aircraft in sight (visual line-of-sight). #UASmart 18 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: A couple Pilot Requirements for UAS: Must be at least 16 years of age and pass a @TSA security screening #UASmart #COReady 18 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Why use a UAS in emergency incidents? Humans are not put at risk and continuous operations are possible #UASmart 19 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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