The mission of the Vinton Police Department is to improve the quality of life by preserving the peace and safety of the community through the formation of partnerships, creating positive interaction between the public and the police while continuing to serve the unique needs of the Town of Vinton.
Citizens Police Academy
This program is designed to give insight on how the Police Department operates along with its partner agencies. Classes Include: an overview of police operations, informational training on Patrol Operations, RADAR, Crime Prevention, Investigations, Narcotics, Use of Force, and First Aid. Tours will be given of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science - Western Lab, Emergency Communications Center, and the Roanoke County Sheriff's Office - Jail Division. The Courthouse and Commonwealth Attorney Block will also be reviewed.
Applications to attend the Citizens Police Academy must be submitted by February 1, 2020 to Sergeant Michael Caldwell. Class is limited to participants. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.