Tag: Harrisonburg Police Department
No more warnings. East Market Speed cameras caught thousands of speeders this summer. Now they’ll be fined.
Thousands of people opened an unwanted surprise in their mail over the summer ever since the city installed speed cameras on East Market Street where construction has begun on improvements to the I-81 overpass.
If your wallet were stolen today, you could expect a call from the Harrisonburg Police Department’s new Victim Services Unit tomorrow asking if you would like help canceling your cards. If you witnessed a traumatic crime and were wondering what comes next, the phone call would help clear things up. If you called 911 because you were experiencing domestic abuse but didn’t know whether you’d press charges, you would get the call too, and if it isn’t a good time to talk, you could call back once you were alone.
New speed monitoring cameras aimed at protecting the safety of road construction workers and children will pop up in construction zones and school zones across the city next month now that the city council unanimously approved a new ordinance Tuesday night.
After finding him asleep at the wheel of his car late May 2, police arrested Harrisonburg City Council member Chris Jones and charged him with driving while intoxicated, according to court documents.
Later this week, the Virginia State Police Department will close out the 2022 data processing period, after which it will release a summary of crime in Harrisonburg, as well as the rest of Virginia, called “Crime in Virginia.”
Officials investigate ‘non-credible’ threat at high school; Board explores ways to improve teacher morale
School officials and police determined that a threat of a student bringing a gun to Harrisonburg High School on Tuesday morning was “non-credible,” but not before it caused “disruption”and “nervousness,” Superintendent Michael Richards said. Also at Tuesday’s school board meeting, district leaders outlined six ways to help address issues that have sunk teachers’ morale.
With about 20 open positions in Harrisonburg Police Department and the fire department preparing to add a new station, the city is trying a host of strategies to attract new applicants for first responder jobs.
Understaffing at the Salvation Army emergency shelter in Harrisonburg is creating potentially dangerous conditions for those who work or stay there, according to several current and former staff and residents.