Crime Prevention

The motto for the Vandalia Crime Prevention Program is "Building Safer Communities through Awareness, Prevention and Education."

Crime Prevention Officer

The Vandalia Division of Police has a sworn officer assigned as the Crime Prevention Officer. This officer works closely with the community, businesses, and schools. The Crime Prevention Officer engages the community through various programs to include but not limited to National Night Out, safety programs, and the Citizens Police Academy.


Reducing crime in neighborhoods, preventing thefts, and safe driving are just a few of the many educational resources offered to Vandalia citizens. Educating students is another major role for the Crime Prevention Officer. Building lines of communication and helping with awareness allows the Crime Prevention Officer to work closely with many Vandalia businesses.