Accountability at the heart of amended hands-free ordinance

June 25, 2024 Click to view Accountability at the heart of amended hands-free ordinance

An amended ordinance prohibiting the use of handheld devices while operating a motor vehicle will go into effect on July 1, and City leaders are hopeful it will lead to increased accountability and a decrease in distracted driving crashes. The ordinance, which took effect Jan. 1, upgraded violations from a secondary to a primary offense, allowing officers to stop a driver when they see a violation and issue a citation. The [more]

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City of Huntsville offices to close Wednesday for Juneteenth

June 14, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close Wednesday for Juneteenth

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Wednesday, June 19, for Juneteenth National Independence Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 20. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed the week of June 17-21. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will close except splash pads, which will be open [more]

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Answer the Call: Apply today with Huntsville Police dispatch

June 13, 2024 Click to view Answer the Call: Apply today with Huntsville Police dispatch

If you’re looking for a fast-paced and rewarding career serving your community, a career as a police dispatcher may be right for you. Huntsville Police’s communication division is now hiring for the position of police dispatcher. The division proudly employs a team of highly motivated individuals who are often the department’s first line of communication with the public during an emergency. “Dispatchers are first responders, just like police officers, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters [more]

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A Call to Be the Best: HPD accepting applications for officers

June 11, 2024 Click to view A Call to Be the Best: HPD accepting applications for officers

Answer the call and join one of the best public safety agencies in the country. The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is accepting applications for its 72nd session of the Huntsville Police Academy, which begins in February 2025. HPD is proud to employ over 400 sworn officers who serve the community with courage, integrity, and professionalism. Officers come from diverse backgrounds, education and experience, reflecting the department’s commitment to inclusivity. “Our police department [more]

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City of Huntsville offices to close for Memorial Day

May 22, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close for Memorial Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of May 27-31. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities are closed except splash pads, which will be open from [more]

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