Police Are Making Noise to Keep Things Quiet

HARRISONBURG,Va. (WHSV)-- Local police went knocking on doors handing out fliers to keep our community a quieter and safer place to live.

Police are on a mission to take steps to make our neighborhoods a quieter place to live. They are knocking on doors and talking to students about the new noise ordinance which city council just approved.

"It's so loud, and it's like you can't do anything else except listen," said Shannon Kizner.

Now this change aims to fix this problem by deciding if something is too loud, if an officer can hear it while standing a certain distance away.

Chris Monahan, with the Harrisonburg Police Department, says having face to face contact with students keeps the community aware of these changes.

"If we can fix the little things, if we can fix the minor offenses, it doesn't allow the bigger things to take place," said Monahan.

The Harrisonburg Police Department spent the day driving from neighborhood to neighborhood, as police spoke with students and their families who were moving into their new homes.

"If an incident arises you don't have to go very far to get help, and that's comforting, as a parent, that's comforting to me," said Vicky Nelson.

As Nelson prepares to drop her daughter off for another year at school, she says she feels safer knowing police are present.

Police also spoke to students about the importance of drinking responsibly, and traveling in large groups after dark.

Monahan says there will be extra patrols out on the streets for the next several weekends.

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