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Police Department
Mission Statement
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W.T. Wilson
Chief of Police

1306 Main Street
Vernon, TX  76384

Ph: (940) 553-3311
Fx: (940) 553-1139
Emergency: 9-1-1

24 Hours a Day,
7 Days a Week
It is the mission of the Vernon Police Department to:
  • Encourage and assist in developing strong community leadership and participation of Vernon's citizens.
  • Provide a harmonious, safe, and peaceful environment to all regardless of ethnic beliefs or values through cooperation between the officers and the community.
  • Demand integrity and a higher commitment of values by which we dedicate ourselves to all


To accomplish this mission, the Vernon Police Department is manned with a compliment of 22 sworn police officers and nine civilian employees. The Department consists of a Chief of Police, one Lieutenant, one Administrative Officer, three Patrol Sergeants, three Patrol Corporals, and eight Patrol Officers.

The Department is further divided into a Criminal Investigation Division (CID), which consists of one Sergeant, three Corporals, one School Resource Officer (SRO), two Full-Time Animal Control Officers (ACO), one Communications Supervisor, five Dispatchers, one Evidence Tech, one Records Clerk, and one Administrative Secretary.

The patrol division is the nucleus of the department. Responsibilities include the apprehension of criminal offenders, repression of crime, preliminary investigations, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, ordinance enforcement, preparation of criminal and incident reports, community relations, testifying in court, and other public service requests.

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