Police Department

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Current Size: 80%

Winter Safety Tips

The City recommends residents to prepare now for winter weather to come later. Make sure you have an emergency supply kit and when it does snow, stay off the roads if possible and clear sidewalks for pedestrians to safely walk through Harrisonburg.

How is the Harrisonburg Citizen Academy Different From the Harrisonburg Citizen's Police Academy?

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.

HPD Animal Care and Control

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.

K-9 Team

HPD's K-9 Team is comprised of four officers and one supervisor, all of which are full time handlers.

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