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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: Our hearts are heavy tonight as we mourn the loss of CSP Corporal Dan Groves. https://t.co/nKNgemnTvj 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
If you have any information about this man's whereabouts or have seen him, please call 970-479-2201 https://t.co/JCDRBOWNHn 14 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: As of 710 PM 3/7/19, Vail Pass is open both directions. Expect delays as traffic clears, and please drive safely https://t.co/MLJ8Lh3LzP 16 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Update per CDOT: I-70 from Vail to Empire Junction closed for at least 2-3 more hours. CO 91 is closed from Copper… https://t.co/ytqzKZ3f26 17 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: This is reposted from @ColoradoDOT website: I-70 closed both directions over Vail Pass during avalanche cleanup wo… https://t.co/JGyndiHSMb 17 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
As of 1150 PM 3/6/19, a shelter is open for those stranded by the Vail Pass closure. The shelter will remain open f… https://t.co/9mjUofuhp1 18 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailPolice: Our thoughts are with the families of the victims in this crash. https://t.co/G6K0mhjylw 19 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
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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