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Back to school traffic safety

August 2, 2021 Click to view Back to school traffic safety

As the 2021-2022 school year starts Wednesday, Aug. 4, the Huntsville Police Department is issuing a reminder about its zero-tolerance policy for speeding in a school zone. Patrol units and the Traffic Services Unit will patrol school zones throughout the year to ensure drivers are obeying the posted speed limit. “Everyone should prepare for delays when the school zones reactivate at the start of school,” said Deputy Chief Charles Brooks. “Alternate [more]

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Major Crimes Unit Arrest

July 30, 2021 Click to view Major Crimes Unit Arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged Devontae Sherrod Moore, 27, with murder following a shooting incident on Monday, July 12. Officers were dispatched around 11 p.m. to the 100 block of Indiana Street and discovered Kentonio Perkins, 22, deceased. HPD Major Crimes Unit Investigators believe the incident stemmed from a verbal altercation. Moore is currently being booked into the Madison County Jail with a $75,000 bond. Late Saturday evening, July 31, two [more]

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Huntsville Police hold Sergeant and Lieutenant Promotion Ceremony

July 23, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Police hold Sergeant and Lieutenant Promotion Ceremony

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) promoted six officers to the rank of sergeant and three sergeants to the rank of lieutenant on Friday, July 23. During a special ceremony at the Huntsville Police Academy, Officers Gerald Gambino, Dequan Hyter, Dave Mullins, Scott Trew, Jason Vanderbrink and Rosalind White were promoted to the rank of sergeant. Sgts. Tim Clardy Jr., Shondon Warren and Scott Widner were promoted to the rank of lieutenant. The [more]

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Huntsville Police Arrest

July 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Police Arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) arrested Korte Pierre Watkins, 29, around 8:45 a.m. Thursday morning, July 22, at a home on Thorntons Way Circle. Watkins surrendered to officers outside the home without incident. Watkins was wanted by Decatur Police for seven felony charges for rape, sodomy, electronic solicitation, traveling to meet a child for a sex act and three counts of obscene matter contact. Watkins is being picked up by Decatur [more]

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15 Cadets Graduate from Huntsville Police Academy

July 9, 2021 Click to view 15 Cadets Graduate from Huntsville Police Academy

Fifteen cadets graduated from the Huntsville Police Department’s 64th Academy Session on Friday, July 9. The cadets completed the 19-week academy, learning necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in keeping the community safe. “Enforcing the law is only a part of our job,” said HPD Chief Mark McMurray. “We have to also be a part of the community, a good family member and a friend to those we serve. I [more]

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Huntsville Police hosts Back-to-School Supply Drive

July 6, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Police hosts Back-to-School Supply Drive

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) will host its annual Back-to-School Supply Drive during the month of July. The department is seeking donations of backpacks, pencils, pens, markers, notebooks and other supplies. HPD also seeks coats for students to have during the winter months. Supplies will be donated to Huntsville City Schools and distributed to teachers and students throughout the year. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations through Friday, [more]

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July Fourth Traffic Safety Awareness

July 2, 2021 Click to view July Fourth Traffic Safety Awareness

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be patrolling throughout the City during the holiday weekend. If you are stopped by an officer, be prepared to present your driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration to officers. The Task Force utilizes data provided by NASO (North Alabama Safety Office) to determine traffic accident hotspots across the City. There are 57 designated hotspots throughout Huntsville, and officers [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed July 5 for July Fourth Holiday

June 30, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed July 5 for July Fourth Holiday

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of the July Fourth holiday. This includes Animal Services and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 6. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of July 5-9. Monday’s collection will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday’s will be Wednesday and so on. Public Transit: Orbit and Access will operate a normal [more]

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Suspect arrested on multiple charges after assaulting Police during a traffic stop

June 28, 2021 Click to view Suspect arrested on multiple charges after assaulting Police during a traffic stop

A Monday morning traffic stop ended with Huntsville Police arresting Dante Kilgore, 28, on charges of assaulting a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon and using a false identity to obstruct justice. Kilgore was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for traffic violations near Pulaski Pike and Stringfield Drive at about 12:15 a.m. on June 28. The vehicle pulled into a gas station, where a Huntsville Police officer made contact with [more]

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Three Huntsville Police Lieutenants Promoted to Captain Rank

June 25, 2021 Click to view Three Huntsville Police Lieutenants Promoted to Captain Rank

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) promoted three Lieutenants with more than 60 years of combined law enforcement experience to the rank of Captain on Friday, June 25. During a special ceremony at City Hall, Lieutenant Jon Ware was promoted to Captain of the newly formed Division of Professional Standards and Training, Lieutenant Jesse Sumlin was promoted to Captain of the North Precinct and Lieutenant Jerry King was promoted to Captain of [more]

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