The Executive Leadership of the Mount Vernon Police Department, composed of the Commissioner of Public Safety, the 1st Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety, the Deputy Commissioner of Special Initiatives and the Chief of Police, is responsible for the staffing, budgeting, planning, administration, discipline and operation of the Mount Vernon Police Department.
The Commissioner of Public Safety leads the Police Department and through the Mount Vernon City Charter, has Deputy Commissioners to delegate responsibilities to.
The Chief of Police, the highest sworn Police Officer, has oversight over the Detective, Patrol, Support Services, Wellness and Personnel Divisions. The Deputy Chiefs serve as Bureau Chiefs, with operational oversight of several divisions at the same time.
The Internal Affairs Unit reports directly to the 1st Deputy Police Commissioner.
The Wellness and Community Affairs Division reports to the Deputy Commissioner of Special Initiatives.