Vermilion, OH Police

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Vermilion, Ohio Jail and Mugshot Information

The City of Vermilion, Ohio has a population of 10,594. The mayor as of 2018 is Jim Forthofer. His phone number is (440) 204-2402 and his email address is The city can be found in Erie and Lorain County.

Jim Forthofer
City of Vermilion Administrative Office
5511 Liberty Avenue,
Vermilion, OH 44089
Phone: (440) 204-2402

The crime index of Vermilion, as reported by a 2016 statistic, was 52.1. There has been 9 registered sex offenders living in the city, with the residents-sex offender ratio at 1,168 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.

Vermilion, Ohio Police Station Information

A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Vermilion, OH is displayed. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Vermilion, OH. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You’ll find that the rate of crime in Vermilion, OH averages 63% lower than the rest of Ohio while the rate of crime on a national scale is 63% lower than. You’ll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Vermilion, OH is 90% lower than the average rate of crime in Ohio and 93% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 60% lower than the remainder of the state of Ohio and 58% lower than the nation’s average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Vermilion, OH area.

Facts about crime in Vermilion, Ohio:

  • The overall crime rate in Vermilion is 63% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.9 daily crimes that occur in Vermilion.
  • Vermilion is safer than 85% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Vermilion you have a 1 in 95 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Vermilion has decreased by 35%.


“To reduce crime, apprehend violators of the law, reduce traffic crashes and assist people, both those that live and work here and those passing through. We strive to be fair, firm yet friendly.”

Detective Bureau

The Detective Bureau is headed by Detective Sergeant Steve Davis, Detective Dan Shupe and Detective (Narcotics) Steve Kopniske.

The position of Detective is to investigate crimes and incidents that occur within the city. Oftentimes, people involved in crimes, either as victims or suspects, live outside the city limits. Uniformed officers do not have the liberty to leave the city to make contact with these people. This is where the detectives step in.

As well as following up on investigations, a detective’s duty is to process crime scenes. This involves taking pictures of the scene as well as looking for and collecting any kind of forensic evidence. This may include fingerprints, footprints or any kind of physical evidence. The detectives can also type up search warrants and subpoenas for investigations.

K9 Unit

Miro is a German Shepherd who was born and raised in Germany. K-9 Miro was then imported to the USA specifically to become the K-9 of the VPD. K-9 Miro’s full name is Miro vom Schaaletal. Officer Holmes and K-9 Miro are certified as a “Duel Purpose K-9 Unit.” K-9 Miro primary role with the VPD is his use in detection of illegal narcotics. K-9 Miro is also used for the tracking of suspects, evidence recovery searches and patrol duties. Patrol duties include the areas of obedience, area and building searches, criminal apprehension and Officer protection. When K-9 Miro is “off-duty” he lives with Officer Holmes and his family at their home. You can follow the adventures of K-9 Miro on Facebook by following the “Vermilion PD K-9 Unit.”

Marine Patrol

The Marine Patrols’ purpose is to ensure the safety of all people who are enjoying the waters of Lake Erie and the Vermilion River. This is done through educational programs, safety inspections, enforcement of Ohio laws and navigational rules, assisting boaters, patrolling regattas and special events, and performing search and rescue operations. The Marine Patrol also works closely with the United States Coast Guard and the Ohio Division of Watercraft, through mutual aid agreements.

Vermilion Police Department Address:

Chris Hartung, Chief of Police
5791 Liberty Avenue,
Vermilion, OH 44089
Phone: (440) 967-6116
Emergency: 9-1-1
Fax: (440) 967-4094

The Corrections Division is the largest division of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office who’s main purpose is to maintain the safety and security of all persons incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail. The County jail is virtually a small city with in-house medical staff, mental health staff, and infirmary, on site full scale laundry, professional kitchen, library, maintenance and janitorial workers, chaplain and a contract commissary service.

The Corrections Division receives inmates from the police agencies in the county, the Ohio Department of Corrections for parole violations, the Probation Department for probation violations and the Lorain County Common Pleas & Municipal Courts.

The quick and accurate processing of those incarcerated is accomplished with the use of digital imaging and digital fingerprint scanning. This equipment ensures fast and precise identification of persons arrested by electronically transmitting fingerprints to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) in central Ohio. All bookings are computerized. A video arraignment program used for for the Municipal courts reduce the security risks and cost of transporting inmates.

The Lorain County Jail is a full service jail that can house 422 male and female prisoners.

The general duties of a corrections officer include maintaining security within the facility, physically patrolling and visually inspecting the facility and housing areas to ensure safety and security of staff and residents, perform searches of physical premises and cells for contraband, observing residents directly and indirectly being observant for unusual or abnormal activity, and complying with and enforcing security procedures.

Vermilion Police Station
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Vermilion, Ohio Jail:

Lorain Sheriff Corrections

Contact Information
Country: USA
Address 1: 5791 Liberty Ave
City: Vermilion
State: Ohio
Zip Code: 44089-1156
County: Erie County
Phone #: 440-967-6116
Fax #: 440-967-4094
Additional Information
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 18000
Number of Officers: 30

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