The mission of the Vernon Hills Police Department is to...
protect life and property;
preserve a peaceful community;
prevent, detect and investigate crimes;
justly enforce laws; and
protect the rights of all persons.
We believe that law enforcement has its foundation values. To fulfill our mission we are committed to:
- Acknowledging our responsibility to the citizens of Vernon Hills, our source of authority
- Performing our duties within the spirit and the letter of our laws and constitution
- Remaining sensitive to human needs and treating each person with respect, compassion, and dignity
- Approaching each situation as unique and responding creatively with empathy and prudent use of discretion
- Promoting mutual trust between the department and the citizens and institutions of Vernon Hills
- Enhancing safety and a feeling of security for our residents
- Fostering a quality work environment that encourages open communications and affords trust, respect, and support for each member