Vernon Police Department
Patrol Division

The Patrol Division functions as the backbone of the Vernon Police Department. It is the most visible unit of the department, serving as its eyes and ears and aspiring to serve the community in a competent and proficient manner.

The Patrol Division's definition of providing Police services is a lot more than just writing a ticket or taking a report;

Objectives of Patrol


The primary objective of the Vernon Police Department's Patrol Division is to provide prompt, professional service to the town of Vernon, and protect the safety and security of all its citizens.


Patrol works with the community to prevent crime, proactively address traffic concerns and solve community problems.


Patrol officers not only protect individuals who are in danger of physical harm (and those who cannot care for themselves), but they also protect every individual's Constitutional guarantees.

"The backbone of our nation's domestic defense against terrorist attacks will continue to be the men and women in local law enforcement and emergency services."

- Saxby Chambliss

Our History


  • The first organized police department in Vernon, CT was established and was known as the Rockville Police Department.
  • At the time of its creation, only four men made up the force. Law enforcement in rural Vernon was the responsibility of local constables.
  • The Rockville Police Department and the Vernon constables consolidated and the Vernon Police Department was established.
  • Today, over fifty highly trained officers are dedicated to providing the best service and protection to the citizens of Vernon.


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