Criminal Investigations Division

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Current Size: 80%

The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of the Major Crimes Unit, RUSH Drug Task Force, CHARGE Gang Task Force, Forensic Unit, Violence Against Women Task Force and Internet Crimes Against Children.  These detectives 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.  The Major Crimes unit works with many other local, state and federal resources in completing investigations in the City of Harrisonburg.
Criminal Investigation Division Group Photo

Lieutenant Chris Monahan - Division Commander


CHARGE Gang Task Force
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC)


RUSH LogoRUSH 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.