The Office of the Chief of Police

Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger leads a Department composed of four divisions. These include the Office of the Chief of Police, Operations, Administration and Communications Center.

The Police Department includes:

  • 1 Chief of Police
  • 2 Commanders
  • 1 Communications Center Director
  • 1 half-time Management Assistant
  • 6 Patrol Sergeants
  • 17 Police Officers
  • 2 Detectives
  • 6 Code Enforcement Officers
  • 4 Administrative Personnel
  • 5 Dispatch Supervisors
  • 19 Dispatchers
  • 1 Systems Engineer
  • 1 Chaplain


Chief Henninger serves as:

  • The International Association of Chiefs of Police, Vice President of Finance
  • The Northwest Incident Management Team Coordinator
  • A Mountain Safety Member on Vail Mountain
  • Vail Rotary Club Member
  • Colorado Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee, Vice Chair
  • Security Committee for the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships, Chair


Contact Info

Vail Police
General Information

Dwight Henninger
Vail Police Chief

Craig Bettis
Administrative Commander

Ryan Kenney
Operations Commander

Marc Wentworth
Vail Public Safety Communications Center Director