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The police force in the district has a strength of 1,733 personnel, of which the local police comprise 1,162 personnel and the armed reserve police comprise 534 personnel. These highways run for 226 km (140 mi) in the district.
Vellore district has 12 State Legislature constituencies and comes under three Lok Sabha constituencies. Other important roadways present are State Highways of 629 km (391 mi) and district roads of 1,947 km (1,210 mi).
The modern Vellore District was formerly North Arcot District, which was established by the British in the 19th century had Chittoor as its headquarters .
On 1 April 1911, district was split into Chittoor district and North Arcot.
Major towns in the district include Ambur, Arakkonam, Arcot, Jolarpet, Pallikonda, Gudiyattam, Pernambut Melvisharam, Ranipet, Sholinghur, Tiruppattur, Vaniyambadi, Vellore, and Walajapet.
Kaveripakkam is a panchayat town in Vellore with the second largest lake in Tamil Nadu.
Men from the Vellore District fought in the British India Army and sacrificed their lives in the World Wars.
Oil seeds that are cultivated are groundnut, coconut, sunflower and gingelly. It was established for promotion of invention in rural business like textile weaving and agriculture. BHEL - BAP, Ranipet factory (Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd - Boiler Auxiliaries Plant) is a major heavy engineering unit of Tamil Nadu.
There are three industrial estates: SIDCO at Katpadi, SIPCOT at Ranipet and SIDCO at Arakkonam.
D.), was considered to be a strong fort during the Carnatic war in the 17th century.
The district finds an important place in the Indian freedom struggle.