Chief's Message


Chief James Kenny The Vernon Police Department is committed to excellence and the delivery of professional police services while providing its members with the equipment and training needed to successfully complete the mission.

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Changes to Cost of Accident Reports

As of January 1, 2015, the use of a revised accident report form has been mandated by the State of Connecticut. The new format is designed to capture more data and, as a result, reports will consist of more pages.

For example, a one car accident will now generate a minimum of six pages and a two car accident will generate a minimum of eight pages.Other factors may further increase the total number of pages.

The cost of the accident report remains at fifty (50) cents per page.

Vernon Police Welcome The Newest Members

The Vernon Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of two new officers: Nikolos Trantalis and Ryan DuBret.

The officers were sworn-in on Tuesday September 23, 2014 and will begin the Police Academy in Meriden, CT on October 3, 2014.

OFC Trantalis and OFC DuBret are lifetime residents of CT. Both officers have attained bachelor of science degrees and are eager to start their recruit training.

We wish them the best of luck in their careers.


Congratulations to OFC Christopher Hunt on his recent promotion to the rank of Sergeant at the Vernon Police Department.

SGT Hunt will be sworn in on July 5. 2014. Best of luck in your new assignment!

K9 Narko retires from the Police Department

He has tracked down numerous criminal suspects, been responsible for the arrest of hundreds of drug dealers and users, seized hundreds of pounds of narcotics, and has found several missing children and adults. A distinguished career that any officer would love to have. His name? K9 Narko.

Since 2007, K9 Narko has been patrolling the streets of Vernon with his handler, Officer Christopher Hunt. The two were paired together and were every bit the crime fighting duo that Batman and Robin were.

As is the case with all of us in law enforcement, we want to go out on top and that is exactly what Narko has done. Today, K9 Narko is officially retired.

Narko's entire family here at the Vernon Police Department wishes him well in his retirement life. We would also like to thank OFC Hunt for all his hard work, dedication, time, and making Narko the K9 officer he was and will always be.

OFC Hunt and K9 Narko are truly a credit to the Vernon Police Department. Thank you both for your dedicated service.

Office of the Victim Advocate

State constitution guarantees that crime victims & their families have the right to:

  • Be treated with fairness & respect throughout the criminal justice process;
  • Timely disposition of the case following arrest of the accused
  • Be reasonably protected from the accused throughout the criminal justice process;
  • Receive notification of court proceedings;
  • Attend the trial and all other court proceedings;
  • Communicate with the prosecution about the case;
  • Object to or support any plea agreement entered into by the accused & the prosecution & to make a statement to the court prior to the court accepting a plea of guilty or nolo contender by the accused;
  • Make a statement to the court at sentencing;
  • Seek financial restitution;
  • Information about the arrest, conviction, sentence, imprisonment and release of the accused.

* This summary of legal rights is subject to the full text of the statutes. Victims are entitled to rights as set forth in the statutes. If you don't understand your legal rights, you may wish to talk to an attorney or contact the OVA staff.

For information regarding additional rights provided to crime victims please contact the OVA at 860-550-6632.

If you need more assistance, click here for a helpful guide for victims.

Used Equipment For Sale

The Vernon, CT police department is offering for sale used dispatch radio equipment through a competitive bidding process. This equipment was part of a dispatch center that was recently upgraded.

The items for sale are listed in exhibit 1, 2, and 3. Photos shown of the radio equipment are representative only and not intended to imply or warrant the condition, location or operability of the units.

Click on the links for more details.