Police Department Records

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Public Safety Building lobby office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Requests for reports, background checks, fingerprints or other services must be made in person during the above office hours or by mail. All requests by mail, should be mailed to 101 North Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Bicycle Registration Pawnbroker and Precious Metal Licensing
Civil Fingerprints Police Report Verification Letter
Crash Reports Public Statistics Request
Local Background Check  

Bicycle Registration
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

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Civil Fingerprints
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. We recommend that you call 540-437-2650 prior to coming.
Requesters must either work in the City of Harrisonburg or be a city resident for civil fingerprints to be taken. Proof of residency is required for city residents. Please bring the paperwork/documentation from the agency requesting the prints.

Students at James Madison University should have their fingerprints taken by the JMU Police Department.

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Crash Reports

It takes approximately 5 days before a crash report is ready.
There are two ways to obtain crash reports.  The requestor must meet all of the following three conditions:

  • Be either an insurance company or person named in the report
  • Crash number is required
  • Date of incident

 1. Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

  • You may request in person or by mail, please first call 540-437-2650 to see if the crash report is ready.

2. CrashDocs.org

  • Once the report has been uploaded, you may download your report online.  When on this website, select Virginia (VA) State, then select City of Harrisonburg listed under Virginia. 

PDF[78KB] Request For Records Form

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Local Background Check
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
This notarized background check will cover offenses the requester was convicted of only in the City of Harrisonburg. This does not include traffic offenses. The only exception is for local background checks of taxi cab drivers, which will show traffic offenses that occurred in the City of Harrisonburg.

The requester must be present and show a valid ID. The Records Release Form may be mailed in, but first be notarized as indicated on the form printed from the following link:
PDF[71KB] Records Release Permission Form

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Pawnbroker and Precious Metal Licensing 
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
To obtain a pawnbroker/precious metal license, the dealer must fill out the application and be approved by HPD.
PDF[14KB] Dealer Application Form

All dealers must report items that have been pawned to HPD within 24 hours of the transaction. Pawn receipts can be delivered to HPD in one of the following ways:
1. By email to Cindy Crim, Records Supervisor cocrim@harrisonburgva.gov
2. By fax to 540-437-2691 (no more than five pages at a time should be faxed)
3. Hand delivered to HPD's Records Unit or mailed, 101 North Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
PDF[12KB] Daily Pawnbroker Report

PDF[7MB] Virginia Code Sections Pertaining to Pawnbrokers and Precious Metal Dealers

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Police Report Verification Letter
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
This letter can be requested in person or by mailing a check payable to the City of Harrisonburg. This letter verifies that a report is on file with the Harrisonburg Police Department and also provides the following information; date and time of offense, reporting officer, and what property was stolen or damaged. If requesting by mail, please include the following form with your check. The requester must be present and show a valid ID.

PDF[78KB] Request For Records Form

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Public Statistics Request Form
Complete this form and return to the Records Unit. A response will be sent by email or mail within seven business days of the request. If more time is needed, you will be notified.

PDF[64KB] Public Statistics Request Form 

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Freedom of Information Act - Residents of Virginia may request public records permitted under the Freedom of Information Act.  The Act permits reasonable charges for costs incurred in accessing, duplicating, supplying, or searching for requested records.  Should the estimated cost for producing the documents exceed $200, a deposit will be required prior to the request being processed.  In order for us to respond, please include your return address with your request.

Submit requests in writing to:

Custodian of Records
Harrisonburg Police Department
101 N. Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

PDF[80KB] Rights and responsibilities of the City of Harrisonburg under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act

 

Criminal Arrest Records - The Department of Virginia State Police Central Criminal Record Exchange is the custodian of these records.  Arrest records can be found in the Virginia Court system under Harrisonburg & Rockingham County.

The website is http://www.courts.state.va.us/

 

 


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