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Huntsville Police Department honors 12 fallen officers

May 17, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Police Department honors 12 fallen officers

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) hosted its annual Fallen Officer Memorial Service on Tuesday, May 17. The event was held in honor of National Police Week to recognize 12 of its officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community. Chief Kirk Giles and Command Staff honored HPD’s fallen officers along with the Huntsville Police Citizens Foundation, Mayor Tommy Battle, Alabama State Representative Rex Reynolds, and Huntsville City Council [more]

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Traffic Safety Checkpoint

May 5, 2022 Click to view Traffic Safety Checkpoint

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety checkpoints today. If you are stopped at a Traffic Safety Checkpoint be prepared to present your driver’s license, proof of insurance, and vehicle tag registration to the officers. The Task Force utilizes data provided by NASO (North Alabama Safety Office) that determines traffic accident hotspots across the city. Right now there are 57 designated hotspots throughout Huntsville and they [more]

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2022 Panoply Arts Festival

April 28, 2022 Click to view 2022 Panoply Arts Festival

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is assisting with traffic control and road closures for the 2022 Panoply Arts Festival being held Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1. In preparation for the event, HPD has closed several streets around Big Spring Park in Downtown Huntsville. The following closures will be in effect through Monday, May 2 at 5 p.m. to allow crews time to break down the event. The northbound and southbound [more]

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Traffic Safety Checkpoints

April 22, 2022 Click to view Traffic Safety Checkpoints

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety checkpoints this weekend. If you are stopped at a Traffic Safety Checkpoint be prepared to present your driver’s license, proof of insurance, and vehicle tag registration to the officers. The Task Force utilizes data provided by NASO (North Alabama Safety Office) that determines traffic accident hotspots across the city. Right now there are 57 designated hotspots throughout Huntsville and [more]

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Traffic Fatalities

April 12, 2022 Click to view Traffic Fatalities

On Monday, April 11, at 6:06 p.m., HPD officers responded to a single-vehicle accident at Bob Wade Ln and Mt. Lebanon Rd. Investigators believe the driver lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road striking a utility box causing it to flip. The driver, a 16-year-old male, and an 11-year-old male occupant were pronounced dead at the scene. A third occupant, a 12-year-old male, was transported to the hospital with [more]

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Traffic Safety Checkpoints

April 8, 2022 Click to view Traffic Safety Checkpoints

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety checkpoints this weekend. If you are stopped at a Traffic Safety Checkpoint be prepared to present your driver’s license, proof of insurance, and vehicle tag registration to the officers. The Task Force utilizes data provided by NASO (North Alabama Safety Office) that determines traffic accident hotspots across the city. Right now there are 57 designated hotspots throughout Huntsville and [more]

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A Call to Be the Best: Join Huntsville Police for recruitment open house

March 22, 2022 Click to view A Call to Be the Best: Join Huntsville Police for recruitment open house

For those considering a rewarding career in public safety, now’s their chance to learn about the exciting opportunities available at the Huntsville Police Department (HPD). HPD will host an informal meet-and-greet event on Wednesday, March 23, from 5-7 p.m. at the City of Huntsville’s new Public Safety Training Complex, 5365 Triana Blvd. Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at how HPD operates and talk with officers about joining the force. The department [more]

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Death Investigation

March 21, 2022 Click to view Death Investigation

Just before 7:00 a.m. today, Huntsville Police responded to the 400 block of Williams Street after receiving a call about a possible body found at that location. Construction workers discovered the body upon their arrival to work. HPD Investigators confirmed there was a male that appeared to be in his 20s located outside of a nearby building. Investigators believe this to be an isolated incident, as drugs were found on the [more]

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Special Victims Unit Arrest

March 16, 2022 Click to view Special Victims Unit Arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged 57-year-old Gregory Lankford with School Employee Having Sexual Contact with a Student Under 19. The victim in the case reported the incident to HPD. Special Victims Unit Investigators learned Lankford is an area school district employee. Lankford was booked into the Madison County jail on Tuesday, March 15, for the charge. No further information is available as the case is under investigation. Anyone who is a victim [more]

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Police Department Chief Mark McMurray announces retirement 

February 18, 2022 Click to view Police Department Chief Mark McMurray announces retirement 

Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray announced today he will officially retire March 1, after more than three decades with the City of Huntsville. McMurray, who joined HPD in 1986 after serving as a Tennessee Valley Authority firefighter and security officer at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, modernized the department and prioritized community policing during his six-year tenure as Chief of Police. “I want to thank Mayor Tommy Battle for the opportunity to lead [more]

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