The Vail Police Department will celebrate 50 years of service to the citizens and guests of Vail over the weekend of Sept. 9-11. A number of free community events are scheduled that will reunite past and present police department employees with members of the public.
Saturday, Sept. 10
- Police Department Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 75 S. Frontage Rd.
Includes tours of the building with interactive exhibits on crime scene investigations, jail tours with photo opportunities and more.
- Police Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, 75 S. Frontage Rd.
A scavenger hunt in Vail Village will start from the Police Department and weave players through the Village and through time. Successful hunters will receive a commemorative 50th Anniversary Challenge Coin.
Sunday, Sept. 11
- Community and Veterans Appreciation Picnic, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ford Park Ball Fields
Opening the event will be a Mounted Color Honor Guard from Fort Carson. Admission is free.
- Vintage Saab vehicle display, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ford Park
Saab cars courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Saab Club commemorating the historic partnership with Saab and the Vail Police Department.
More than 50 former employees and their families have been invited to return to Vail for the celebration. Current Chief Dwight Henninger invites all to “join past and present Vail PD employees to recognize 50 years of exceptional service and to learn the important lessons of our past history.”
For additional details about the Vail Police Department’s 50th Anniversary Weekend, contact Jeff Campbell, 970-479-2200.