Verges is the Headborough, and Dogberry’s partner as commander of the Watch. He is an old man, and seems to be completely under Dogberry’s thumb.
Despite this, he does his best to actually accomplish the duties of the Watch, which he appears to understand much better than does his superior. He appears to show no resentment of Dogberry’s continual interruptions, and it is possible that he is somewhat weak in the head. He is apparently shorter than Dogberry.