The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of a lieutenant, detective sergeant, nine detectives, a forensic evidence technician, a digital forensic examiner and an administrative assistant. They are assigned to investigate a wide range of cases including homicide, felonious assaults, property crimes, sex crimes, crimes involving children and computer crimes. Detectives receive specialized training to prepare them to handle these investigations. Two of the detectives are assigned specialty positions, one in the NOVA-DC ICAC task force (Internet crimes against children) and the other under a Virginia VSTOP grant investigating violent crime against women. The Major Crimes unit works with many other local, state and federal resources in completing investigations in the City of Harrisonburg.
Lieutenant Rod Pollard - Division Commander
RUSH Drug Task Force
In 1990, the chief law enforcement officials of the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia in conjunction with the Virginia State Police, identified the need to start a Regional Narcotics Task Force, the purpose of which would be to institute enforcement actions directed at those individuals and/or organizations that have been identified as major multi-jurisdictional violators. Since that time the RUSH Task Force has continued to identify, target, investigate and prosecute those individuals and organizations that distribute, and or manufacture quantities of narcotics in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County area.