Vero Beach Florida - "Where the Tropics Begin"
Welcome to our informative website
The Vero Beach Police Department is comprised of a group of dedicated men and women who strive to exceed the expectations of our fine community. Please take your time and learn about our professional agency and what we have to offer to our citizens and visitors alike. If you are a city resident or business owner please partner with us and join one of our neighborhood watch groups. Collectively we can make a difference!
The mission of the Vero Beach Police Department is to reduce the number and frequency of all degrees of criminal behavior, motor vehicle collisions, and all other incidents which negatively impact the safety, security, and life quality of the citizens of Vero Beach.
To accomplish the above through application of the most effective police technology available to the Department and the incorporation of management principles and other resources proven to be the most conducive to the mission's success.
To diligently work to minimize the cumulative cost of operation without compromising the department's ability or desire to provide quality service that transcends community expectations.
An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards.
The Vero Beach Police Department has been accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) since February of 2002. The initial accreditation is valid for three years and we have completed the reaccreditation process in 2005, 2008 and 2011. We are scheduled for reaccreditation again in 2014.
The Vero Beach Police Department has estimated that approximately thirty percent of their non- emergency calls for police assistance originate from outside the city limits. Many of these calls are from callers who are unfamiliar with the Vero Beach City Limits. Many of our customers have a Vero Beach address and receive service from the Vero Beach Utilities; however they reside in Indian River County. If you pay property taxes to the City of Beach, you are resident of the City of Vero Beach. If you pay property taxes to Indian River County, you are a resident of Indian River County. To ensure prompt law enforcement, fire, and E.M.S. assistance, the following numbers are provided:
All callers may call 911 for all police, fire, and ambulance EMERGENCIES.
Residents of the City of Vero Beach: see map
Vero Beach Police Department: 978-4600 (non-emergency)
Residents of Unincorporated Areas of Indian River County: see map
Indian River County Sheriff’s Department: 569-6700 (non-emergency)
Indian River County Animal Control: 226-3485
If you need fingerprints, our hours are Monday - Friday 11 AM - 1 PM (excluding holidays.)
About the City
The City was originally incorporated in 1919 as the City of Vero. In 1925, the City of Vero was re-incorporated as the City of Vero Beach and was transferred from St. Lucie County to Indian River County. The City of Vero Beach consists of 13.1 square miles and is located about 190 miles south of Jacksonville and 135 miles north of Miami on Florida's east coast. The City's population is estimated at 18,000.
Vero Beach is a full-service City. All traditional city services such as police, public works, and recreation are provided. In addition, the City of Vero Beach operates an electric generation plant, electrical distribution system, water and sewer plants, solid waste collection department, airport and marina.
The City of Vero Beach strives to provide you with important and helpful information on City services, and we hope you will visit our site often.