Major Crimes Division

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Current Size: 80%

Lieutenant Rod Pollard - Division CommanderLt Pollard

The Major Crimes 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 detective has specialized training in areas such as sex crimes, crimes involving children, fraud, and computer crimes. The detectives 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.


HPD DetectivesGeneral Investigations is comprised of eight detectives and they are assigned a wide range of cases including sex crimes, property crimes, fraud cases, felonious assaults, and computer crimes.  Detectives receive specialized training to prepare them to handle their caseload.  Ultimately, their cases are presented to the Commonwealth's Attorney for the administration of justice in the courts.




RUSH Drug Task ForceRUSH Drug Task Force
Phone: 540-434-1229

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.