The Criminal Investigations Division, or CID, is an integral part of the Harrisonburg Police Department. The Division is comprised of five full time investigators assigned to general investigations, three full time investigators assigned to the regional narcotics, RUSH, task force, a Lieutenant, a full time evidence technician, a administrative secretary and a part time office assistant. The Division is supervised by Lt. T. D. Hoover, and the Division Commander, Captain M. F. Wilfong.
The Criminal Investigations Division has a myriad of responsibilities, which include, the investigation of violent crimes, major property crimes and other investigations which require a degree of specialized investigative approach. Each investigator has specialized training in areas such as sex crimes, crimes involving children, fraud, and computer crimes. The investigators utilize, and coordinate many local, state and federal resources in their investigative efforts, and work closely with the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney for the administration of justice.
To further assist with investigations the Harrisonburg Police Department utilizes specially trained evidence technicians to identify, collect, and process physical evidence from crime scenes. Each of the four patrol squads have an evidence technician assigned to the squads. The technicians are assigned specially equipped vehicles to reduce their response time to crime scenes, and to insure that they are equipped to handle most incidents upon arrival. An evidence technician has been added to CID to coordinate evidence collection on major cases in addition to training and review of current procedures.
The three investigators
assigned to the regional, RUSH, narcotics task force combine efforts
with investigators from the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department,
Virginia State Police, FBI, DEA, ATF, and other federal law enforcement
agencies to combat drug trafficking in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham
County area. Cases are prosecuted in the State Courts, with the
assistance of the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney, and in the
Federal Courts with the assistance of the US Attorneys Office.
Investigations Division 540-434-2433 or 540-434-2933
have an emergency dial 911