Beefing Up The ‘Blue’

City’s Draft Budget Includes Funding For More Police Positions

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Posted: April 24, 2013

Harrisonburg Police Department Cpl. Chris Terrrell, a veteran of 15 years on patrol, works his beat in the city on Tuesday. City Council held a public hearing Tuesday night on its proposed budget, which includes funding for 5.5 more police positions: four patrol officers, an investigator and a part-time secretary. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Harrisonburg Police Department Cpl. Chris Terrell assists a fellow officer on a traffic stop on Tuesday. The city’s new draft budget includes an enhanced police presence.
HARRISONBURG — As the Harrisonburg Police Department grows, so will law enforcement’s presence in city neighborhoods.

In the city’s draft budget for fiscal 2014, which begins July 1, five new…

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