The Support Services Division supports the delivery of services to the citizens
in this area. This is accomplished through several specialized units and
is led by the Division Commander, Capt. Benny D.
Gregory, and includes Communications, Records,
Property and Evidence, School Crossing Guards, Animal Control, Parking, Crime Prevention,
maintenance of the physical plant. These units are listed below along with a brief description of
their duties and the personnel who perform them.
The School Crossing Unit assist elementary students across busy
streets so they can arrive safely at school. No matter what the weather,
these dedicated folks are at their post twice a day for our local
students. The current School Crossing Guards assist at the following
intersections: Maryland Avenue and Central Avenue
intersection (Keister Elementary), Myers Avenue and
Franklin Street intersection (Spotswood Elementary), High Street and Gay Street intersection (Waterman Elementary),
South Avenue and Central Avenue intersection (Keister Elementary)
and Chicago Avenue and Gay Street (Waterman Elementary).
The Animal Control Unit enforces all
State laws and Local ordinances related to animal control. Provides
management, logistical, technical, equipment and personnel support to
the organizational entities. Identifies public safety issues and work
directly with the community on animal and pet care. The Animal
Control Officer acts as a liaison to and with the local SPCA. The
Animal Control office handles approximately 800 calls for service, 1000
requests for information and impounds approximately 500 domestic animals
as well as numerous wild animals annually.
The Records Unit is responsible for the maintenance of all
Departmental Police Records of incident reports (I.B.R.), accident
reports, criminal arrests and traffic citations. They supply
service for special requests by customers or agents acting in their
behalf via telephone, mail, in person, fax, Teletype and e-mail.
They support statistical data on monthly and yearly basis and provide
patrol and investigations with analytical information. This
Division is staffed by 3 full time Records Clerks, 1 Record System
Technician and 1 Administrative Supervisor.
The average number of records include, 4100 Incident reports, 1200
Accident reports, 5000 Traffic citations and 6100 Criminal arrests
The Records Division's office hours are from 8:30 am thru 5:00 pm during
The Property and Evidence Unit is responsible for maintaining a
secure area for the safekeeping and management of all evidence and
recovered property by officers. This division is also responsible
for providing uniforms and equipment for all uniformed personnel as well
as purchasing vehicular equipment, firearms, electronic equipment
supplies and etc.. This office manages approximately 800 cases including
1700 items of evidence annually.
The Property and Evidence Division's officer hours are from 8:00 am thru
4:00 pm during weekdays.
Parking Enforcement in the downtown area is the responsibility of the
Harrisonburg Parking Authority.
Patrol officers handle all other parking complaints in the City.
The Training Unit is responsible for
scheduling and tracking all departmental training. This includes
Basic School (recruit), In-service and any specialized
Police Communications and non-emergency
Animal Control can be reached at
Parking Enforcement can be reached at
Police Records can be reached at
Property and Evidence can be reached at
Crime Prevention can be reached at
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