Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger will lead international chiefs’ group in 2021
VAIL — Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger was elected fourth vice president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police at the group’s recent annual conference in Philadelphia. Henninger will advance to executive board positions, eventually becoming president in 2021-22. Throughout his service on the IACP executive board, Henninger intends to continue to serve as Vail’s police chief. The International Association of Chiefs of Police serves 30,000 members from over 9,000 agencies in the U.S. and from across the globe.
Henninger has been serving as Vice President/Treasurer over IACP Finances, a position he held for five years. His commitment to the group’s mission is evidenced by more than 19 years of service in the organization including roles on the Executive Committee, Finance Review Committee, Homeland Security Committee, and as Chairman of the Environmental Crimes Committee.
Henninger has been Vail’s police chief since 2002. He began his law enforcement career in California, serving with the Garden Grove and Irvine police departments.
Henninger is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police and the California Police Officer Standards Training Command College. He has also served as the former Director of the Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute and the Colorado Police Corps in Golden.
Henninger’s involvement has introduced him to policing issues and trends from across the globe allowing him to prepare the department in a proactive way to address those issues here at home.
“Dwight’s hard-earned election to this leadership position with the IACP is remarkable,” Vail Town Manager Greg Clifton said. “While this achievement speaks to his personal character and resolve, it also reflects so positively upon this organization and upon the town of Vail as a whole.”