The Vernon Police Department provides a full range of policing services to a very unique community comprised primarily of businesses and industry. The Vernon Police Department Patrol Division is the largest unit in the Police Department. The Patrol Division also utilizes a Bicycle Patrol Team, a Motor Unit, a Canine Team, and a D.A.R.E. Program for the local Vernon Elementary School.
Patrol officers respond to all calls for service from the community. They are responsible for handling a wide variety of duties including responding to emergencies, investigating crimes and filing reports, checking out suspicious persons and vehicles, conducting traffic accident investigations and enforcing all traffic laws. Officers take a very pro-active approach to reducing the opportunity for crime and work closely with members of the business community to ensure a safe environment in which to conduct business. Our officers maintain a high level of visibility within the community and work to identify and eliminate those conditions or situations that may be attractive to the criminal element.