Vermilion Police & Fire

Vermilion Police Dept

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

Vermilion Fire Dept

Fire Department #1: 5467 Ohio Street, Vermilion, OH 44089
Phone: (440) 204-2470
Emergency: 9-1-1

Fire Station #2: 385 Overlook Road, Vermilion, OH 44089
Phone: (440) 204-2471
Emergency: 9-1-1


The City of Vermilion Police Department is involved in the following activities:
  •     Community Oriented Policing (COPS).
  •     Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE): Training is offered in the 2nd grade, 5th grade, and high school levels.
  •     Safety Patrol/School crossing guard program for the elementary and intermediate schools.

Juvenile Services

One officer is assigned full-time to work with the schools and juveniles. Special attention is paid to deter underage consumption of Alcohol and Drugs, with regular alcohol awareness and enforcement programs being offered, especially during prom and graduation.

Detective Bureau

  •     One officer is assigned full-time to detective duties.
  •     One officer is assigned to the Lorain County Drug Task Force on a full-time basis.
  •     One officer is assigned to the Lorain County Special Weapons and Training (SWAT) Team, as needed.

Safety Town

The Vermilion Police sponsor and man the annual preschool safety program. 

Explorer Post

The police department hosts a Police Explorer Post, under the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America.

Community Awareness

The Vermilion Police offers a speaker bureau. Officers are dispatched to speak to local groups on various police and safety topics. Additionally, the police department encourages citizens to participate in the ride-along program.