Crime Prevention Programs

The Vandalia Division of Police is actively involved in programs, which educate our community on crime prevention. These programs include Citizens Police Academy, Residential and Business Security Surveys and various Safety Talks.

  1. Gun Lock Give-Away Program
  2. National Night Out
  3. Operation Identification
  4. Residential & Business Security Surveys

About the Gun Lock Give-Away Program

The Division has issued over 300 free gun locks at various events and to people who came to the police department requesting the locks. Locks are issued at the National Night Out event and during the Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce Community Business Expo. Issuing gun locks has become an important activity for public safety, since the passing of the law that allows conceal carry.