City Of Vidor Police Dept

Welcome Message from the Chief of Police

City Of Vidor PoliceOn Behalf of the men and women of the Vidor Police Department, I would like to personally welcome you to the website of the Vidor Police Department.

The men and women of the Vidor Police department are dedicated, well trained professionals who serve our community day and night, often times placing themselves in harm’s way to protect this great community. I am proud of our sworn officers and civilian support staff that serve diligently with servant hearts and give of themselves daily to protect and serve our families.
Our goals are:
  • To Reduce Crime
  • To Reduce the Fear of Crime
  • To Build and Maintain Effective Partnerships
  • To Improve the Overall Quality of Life in our Community

We would be unable to accomplish our task without the support and partnerships that we have within our community. Our motto is “See it, Report it.” We must work together to make our community a safer place to raise our families and to conduct business. Members of the Vidor Police Department are committed to working with the community to solve problems and proactively address developing issues. We believe that positive interaction with community members and organizations will provide the best and most effective solutions to current and future problems.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, if we may be of assistance to you, your family or organization.

Best Regards,
Rod Carroll CPA, MCJ, MPA
Chief of Police
Phone (409) 769-4561
City Of Vidor Texas - Police ExplorersLaw Enforcement Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women 15 through 20 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system.

The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities. Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.

Please complete the pdf attached application . Prior to admittance into the organization, you will need to submit the following:
  • COPY of your driver’s license and Social Security Card
  • COPY of your most current grades (or Highschool diploma)
  • COMPLETED Medical History

If you have any questions, please contact
Sgt. Tom Meadows
(409) 769-4561

We look forward to hearing from you and your participation in our Explorer Program.

pdf Law Enforcement Explorers Application
The Criminal Trespass Affidavit Program allows property owners or those responsible for the property and the Vidor Police Department to work together to reduce criminal activity on private property. The Vidor Police Department is authorized by the owners / managers to remove or arrest persons found on the property when they are not authorized to be there. An individual arrested for trespassing will be charged with a violation of the Texas Penal Code Sec. 30.05, Criminal Trespass or Vidor Municipal Code, Chapter 46, Criminal Trespass. The property owner / manager will be the person formally filing the criminal complaint against the violator(s). 

To initiate the program, you, as the property owner or property owner’s agent, must complete these steps:

Step 1: Complete the document entitled: “ pdf Criminal Trespass Affidavit Program Participation Form ”.

Step 2: Complete the document entitled “ pdf Criminal Trespass Affidavit ”.

Step 3: Complete the document entitled “ pdf Authorization List ”.

Step 4: Return the signed forms to:

Vidor Police Department
Captain Rodney Johnson
695 East Railroad
Vidor, TX 77662

Step 5: Post appropriate “No Trespassing” or “No Trespassing between Designated Times”, signs in prominent locations around your property. Wording Samples (pdfs) "Private Property" "Customers Only"

By participating in this program, Vidor Police Officers will check your property during the normal course of patrolling or while answering a call for police service at the location. Please understand that this does not mean that an officer will be available to check your property on a regular basis. Rather, officers will check the property as time and resources allow. 
pdf Criminal Trespass Affidavit Program (ALL FORMS & SIGNS IN 1)

pdf Criminal Trespass Affidavit Program Participation Form
pdf Criminal Trespass Affidavit
pdf Authorization List

pdf Private Property No Trespassing All Hours Sign
pdf No Trespassing Residents And Accompanied Guests Only Sign
pdf Private Property No Trespass After Business Hours Sign
pdf No Trespassing 10PM - 6AM Sign