Harrisonburg Police Department Community Resource Unit: Community Resource Officer, and DARE
The City has excellent Citizen Police Academy that is open to all area residents and held in the spring. That program details the activities of the Police Department. The Harrisonburg Citizen Academy covers all city departments and services as opposed to just the Police Department. The programs compliment each other and the City encourages you to participate in both.
The City of Harrisonburg Animal Care and Control Unit is responsible for enforcing the Virginia Comprehensive Animal Laws, as well as the local ordinances relating to domestic animals. It identifies public safety issues and works directly with the community on animal and pet care issues.
Please submit a service request to the Public Works Department or call Public Works at 540-434-5928. After hours (7:30am-4:00pm), please call the Harrisonburg Police Department at 540-434-4436.
If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. If the rescue squad need assistance getting to you they will notify the Public Works Department.
Harrisonburg Police Department's Command Staff includes the Administrative Bureau, Operations Bureau, and Special Operations Bureau.
HPD's K-9 Team is comprised of four officers and one supervisor, all of which are full time handlers.
History of the Harrisonburg Police Department.
The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of a lieutenant, detective sergeant, 9 detectives, a forensic evidence technician, a digital forensic examiner and an administrative assistant.