The Patrol Division is dedicated to keeping Vermillion a safe community. It is comprised of the men and women who wear the patrol uniform daily and sport the black and white patrol cars. They are the most visible representatives of the Department. Patrol Officers are responsible for responding to calls for service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They respond to all police, fire and medical emergencies.Some of their other duties include traffic and parking enforcement, conflict resolution, accident investigation, criminal investigation, community presentations and proactive patrols of the community.
The Patrol Officers utilize a variety of vehicles and equipment to perform their tasks. The Patrol Division has four marked patrol vehicles - two SUV's and two sedans, as well as a police motorcycle and police bicycles. Patrol Officers are also often seen in the downtown area performing foot patrols. If you see an officer out and about in the community, stop and say hello!