Chief of Police
Chief Wilson was born and raised in Orofino, so it was only natural that after he attended Lewis- Clark State College he would begin his career in Orofino as well. Chief Wilson began working as a reserve officer for both the Clearwater County Sheriff's Department and the Orofino Police Department in 1993. He was then hired full time with the Orofino Police Department in December of 1993. He left in 1996 to work for Lewiston Police Department,but returned back to Orofino Police Department in 1997. In 2000, he was promoted to Sergeant and served in the role until 2007, when he was promoted to Chief of Police.
Fun Facts about the Chief: In 1994, Chief attended the POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Academy in Boise, where he received an award for finishing 1st in his academy class, which consisted of 46 officers. In 1996, he was awarded a Distinguished SErvice Medal as well as a Life- Saving Medal from the Orofino Police Department. When he was promoted to Chief in 2007, he was the youngest Chief in Idaho, at the age of 37.
Vincent has been in law enforcement for over 25 years. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He has extensive training in all aspects of law enforcement and holds a Masters in Law Enforcement and Management certificate from Idaho Police Officer Standards. Vince is a certified polygraph examiner. He is a member of F.O.P. and represents the Orofino Police Department on local domestic violence and sexual assault task force. Vince spent four years overseas working with the US Military where he trained and mentored Iraq’s and Afghanistan’s major crimes police forces. Vince is currently the front line supervisor for Orofino Police department and lives here in Orofino with his wife Tracy.