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Our students depend on all of us to keep them safe. Do your part by slowing down, remaining alert and always stopping fo...
10/21/2021

Our students depend on all of us to keep them safe. Do your part by slowing down, remaining alert and always stopping for school buses loading or unloading passengers.

Our students depend on all of us to keep them safe. Do your part by slowing down, remaining alert and always stopping for school buses loading or unloading passengers.

Today is #PurpleThursday and ACPD is wearing purple ribbons to show support for victims and raise awareness about incide...
10/21/2021

Today is #PurpleThursday and ACPD is wearing purple ribbons to show support for victims and raise awareness about incidences of domestic violence in our community. If you or someone you know is in need of resources or assistance, free and confidential support is available by calling the Doorways 24-Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline at 703-237-0881.

Learn more about ACPD's recognition of #DVAM2021 and our response to incidences of domestic violence: https://bit.ly/3E2cO07

Project Peace

You never know what you’ll spot while on patrol!
10/20/2021

You never know what you’ll spot while on patrol!

You never know what you’ll spot while on patrol!

Today, Chief Penn presented members of our School Crossing Guard Unit with challenge coins in recognition of their inval...
10/20/2021

Today, Chief Penn presented members of our School Crossing Guard Unit with challenge coins in recognition of their invaluable service. No matter the weather, School Crossing Guards are out in the community ensuring the trip to and from school is as safe as possible. They are a smiling face welcoming students to class each day and we appreciate all they do to promote transportation safety!

If you're looking for a way to make a difference in the community, consider becoming a School Crossing Guard! We're hiring: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington/jobs/2804685/school-crossing-guard-part-time?keywords=crossing&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a shots fired incident which occurred in...
10/20/2021
Police Investigate Shots Fired in Fairlington

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a shots fired incident which occurred in the Fairlington neighborhood on the morning of October 19, 2021.

At approximately 9:40 a.m., police were dispatched to the report of a shooting in the 4400 block of 31st Street S. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect approached the area in a vehicle, exited and fired shots towards two individuals sitting outside a residential building. The suspect then reentered the vehicle and fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a Black male with medium length dreadlocks and wearing a black hoodie, jeans and a black neck gaiter. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark blue Toyota Prius.

This remains an active criminal investigation. Anyone with information or home surveillance that may assist with the investigation is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or [email protected]. Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

https://www.arlingtonva.us/About-Arlington/News/Articles/2021/Shots-Fired-in-Fairlington

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a shots fired incident which occurred in the Fairlington neighborhood on the morning of October 19, 2021.

The Arlington County Police Department will conduct road closures during the 2021 Shirlington Shucktoberfest on Saturday...
10/19/2021

The Arlington County Police Department will conduct road closures during the 2021 Shirlington Shucktoberfest on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Visit our Newsroom for full details: https://www.arlingtonva.us/About-Arlington/News/Articles/2021/2021-Shirlington-Shucktoberfest?transfer=101673c2-4c47-4fc4-8490-dbd27485256a

The Arlington County Police Department will conduct road closures during the 2021 Shirlington Shucktoberfest on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Visit our Newsroom for full details: https://www.arlingtonva.us/About-Arlington/News/Articles/2021/2021-Shirlington-Shucktoberfest?transfer=101673c2-4c47-4fc4-8490-dbd27485256a

SATURDAY: Safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications during Nation Drug Take Back Day. Two c...
10/19/2021

SATURDAY: Safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications during Nation Drug Take Back Day. Two contactless, drive-thru locations available at ACPD Headquarters and Arlington County Fire Department Station 5 from 10 am to 2pm.

Full details: https://www.arlingtonva.us/About-Arlington/News/Articles/2021/Police-Host-Drive-Thru-Locations-for-Prescription-Drug-Take-Back-Day

Those unable to attend on Saturday are reminded that Arlington has four permanent drug take-back boxes available 24/7/365 with no quesitons asked.

Permanent drug take-back box information: https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Departments/Police-Department/Permanent-Drug-Take-Back-Boxes

ACPD’s Special Operations Section assisted with Police Weekend events to pay tribute to the officers who have made the u...
10/17/2021

ACPD’s Special Operations Section assisted with Police Weekend events to pay tribute to the officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities, and to stand in solidarity and in support of, their surviving families.

FINAL: Ruth Brewer has been located. Thank you to everyone who shared.MISSING ENDANGERED ADULT: ACPD is seeking the publ...
10/16/2021

FINAL: Ruth Brewer has been located. Thank you to everyone who shared.

MISSING ENDANGERED ADULT: ACPD is seeking the public’s assistance locating 35-year-old Ruth Brewer. Described as a W/F, 5'3, with shoulder-length hair and a thin build. Last seen in the Ballston area wearing a jacket, white slip on shoes and possibly carrying a pink shoulder bag. She is considered missing endangered due to mental and/or physical health concerns. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

ACPD’s Honor Guard, along with other partner agencies, stand ready to receive families of fallen officers ahead of the 4...
10/16/2021

ACPD’s Honor Guard, along with other partner agencies, stand ready to receive families of fallen officers ahead of the 40th Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol.

To serve and protect was their oath. To honor them is our duty.

Please join ACPD in congratulating Detective Sloan on his retirement following 33 years of outstanding and distinguished...
10/15/2021

Please join ACPD in congratulating Detective Sloan on his retirement following 33 years of outstanding and distinguished service to the Arlington community. He spent over 20 of those years in the Special Victims Unit investigating sensitive crimes and seeking justice on behalf of some of the most vulnerable victims. In 2004, Detective Sloan was instrumental in the formation of the department's Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, responsible for all crimes against children perpetrated via the internet. He also served as a member of the regional Internet Crimes Against Children’s Taskforce as well as the FBI’s Human Trafficking Taskforce. His work leaves a lasting impact in our community and we wish him all the best in retirement!

During the annual Arlington County Crime Solvers luncheon, Chief Penn accepted the Law Enforcement Office of the Year Aw...
10/15/2021

During the annual Arlington County Crime Solvers luncheon, Chief Penn accepted the Law Enforcement Office of the Year Award on behalf of the dedicated men and women of ACPD. The award was presented in recognition of their invaluable service to the community during the pandemic.

"Last year we faced unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic," said Chief Andy Penn. "The uncertainty of the virus and the possibility of spreading it to loved ones brought significant stress to our officers. Despite this, they continued to provide essential services to the Arlington community and the department remained fully operational. Officers rose to each new challenge and continued to serve the Arlington community with an unwavering commitment to improving the overall quality of life through crime reduction, transportation safety and community engagement. Our officers and civilian staff also found ways to proactively support the community through donation drives, food distributions, by thanking frontline healthcare workers and by providing law enforcement services at the County’s COVID-19 collection sites. I am immensely proud of their efforts and this award serves as well-deserved recognition for their dedication."

Today, ACPD is announcing the appointment of Cpl. Montoya as our first Latino Liaison Officer. He will work proactively ...
10/15/2021

Today, ACPD is announcing the appointment of Cpl. Montoya as our first Latino Liaison Officer. He will work proactively with the Spanish-speaking community to build trust and confidence, share information, and conduct proactive engagement. Meet Cpl. Montoya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzvC1qrUxWE

Hoy, ACPD está anunciando el nombramiento del Cpl. Montoya como nuestro primer Oficial del Enlace Latino. El trabajara con la comunidad que habla Español para generar confianza y fortalecer la relación entre la comunidad y el departamento de Policía, compartiendo información y realizando eventos en la comunidad. Les presentamos el Cpl. Montoya: www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8NtOT9xjuY

Additional details: https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/police-announce-appointment-of-latino-liaison-officer/

Today, ACPD is announcing the appointment of Cpl. Montoya as our first Latino Liaison Officer. He will work proactively with the Spanish-speaking community to build trust and confidence, share information, and conduct proactive engagement. Meet Cpl. Montoya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzvC1qrUxWE

Hoy, ACPD está anunciando el nombramiento del Cpl. Montoya como nuestro primer Oficial del Enlace Latino. El trabajara con la comunidad que habla Español para generar confianza y fortalecer la relación entre la comunidad y el departamento de Policía, compartiendo información y realizando eventos en la comunidad. Les presentamos el Cpl. Montoya: www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8NtOT9xjuY

Additional details: https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/police-announce-appointment-of-latino-liaison-officer/

Thank you to our partners from Virginia Hospital Center for delivering snacks for our officers and honoring their servic...
10/15/2021

Thank you to our partners from Virginia Hospital Center for delivering snacks for our officers and honoring their service to the community during this year's Police Weekend during roll call yesterday!

Members of ACPD’s Honor Guard are participating in the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund 33rd Annual Candl...
10/14/2021

Members of ACPD’s Honor Guard are participating in the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the service and sacrifice of the 701 fallen officers being added to the memorial and support their families.

Members of ACPD’s Honor Guard are participating in the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the service and sacrifice of the 701 fallen officers being added to the memorial and support their families.

On Monday, Arlington County Government will launch a new website. The upgraded site brings needed improvements to the we...
10/14/2021
Arlington County to Launch New Website - Newsroom

On Monday, Arlington County Government will launch a new website. The upgraded site brings needed improvements to the website’s overall stability, security and performance. Enhancements were also made to the site with a light design refresh and navigation updates to better serve the community’s digital needs.

Arlington County Government is launching a new website, the first major refreshment of the County’s online presence in more than seven years. The site will launch Monday, Oct. 18. Users will continue to access the site by visiting www.arlingtonva.us. The upgraded site brings needed improvements to...

Members of ACPD and ACSO’s combined Honor Guard are presenting colors at tonight’s Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S...
10/13/2021

Members of ACPD and ACSO’s combined Honor Guard are presenting colors at tonight’s Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) annual Blue Honor Gala which brings together law enforcement, survivors and peer supporters to honor and celebrate the memory of officers who died in the line of duty.

On #InternationalDayoftheGirl, we’re highlighting the women who make up our Youth Outreach Unit! Today, they spent time ...
10/11/2021

On #InternationalDayoftheGirl, we’re highlighting the women who make up our Youth Outreach Unit! Today, they spent time working with Reaching New Heights, a woman-led group that builds community relationships through rock climbing.

On #InternationalDayoftheGirl, we’re highlighting the women who make up our Youth Outreach Unit! Today, they spent time working with Reaching New Heights, a woman-led group that builds community relationships through rock climbing.

⚽️ The Youth Outreach Unit attended this weekend’s 15th Annual Gang Prevention Soccer Tournament at Virginia Highlands P...
10/11/2021

⚽️ The Youth Outreach Unit attended this weekend’s 15th Annual Gang Prevention Soccer Tournament at Virginia Highlands Park, spending time engaging with attendees and cheering on the players ⚽️

Last Wednesday, members of ACPD’s Honor Guard welcomed #OperationHerStory Honor Flight at Dulles Airport and thanked the...
10/11/2021

Last Wednesday, members of ACPD’s Honor Guard welcomed #OperationHerStory Honor Flight at Dulles Airport and thanked them for their service to our great nation. The group of 93 women military veterans were greeted by an all female honor guard from Arlington!

Second photo via Honor Flight Chicago

Our efforts to raise awareness and share resources during Domestic Violence Awareness Month continued today Joint Base M...
10/09/2021

Our efforts to raise awareness and share resources during Domestic Violence Awareness Month continued today Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall.

Help is always available — If you or someone you know needs support because of intimate partner violence or sexual assault, call the Doorways 24/7 hotline at 703-237-0881.

Congratulations to Sergeant Murphy, who retired today after 20+ years of service to the Arlington community! Thank you f...
10/08/2021

Congratulations to Sergeant Murphy, who retired today after 20+ years of service to the Arlington community! Thank you for your service, and best wishes for a wonderful retirement!

ACPD is teaming up with NHTSA and the VirginiaDMV to remind motorists of the importance of seatbelt safety during Operat...
10/08/2021

ACPD is teaming up with NHTSA and the VirginiaDMV to remind motorists of the importance of seatbelt safety during Operation Crash Reduction. This effort is focused on Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia – a region with some of the highest numbers of traffic related fatalities. From 2010 to 2020, October was the 2nd deadliest month on Virginia roads, with a total of 802 traffic fatalities.

Operation Crash Reduction runs from October 8 through October 11, with the goal of promoting seatbelt use to save lives and prevent injury due to traffic collisions. During this awareness campaign, police will be enforcing applicable traffic laws with the goal of educating drivers and passengers of the dangers of traveling without a seatbelt. Virginia law requires those under the age of 18 to be properly secured in a safety belt or child safety seat, no matter where they are sitting in the vehicle, and the driver is responsible for making sure this happens. Virginia law requires those in the front seat of vehicles to be properly restrained, regardless of age, and those 18 and older can be ticketed.

For more information about the importance of seatbelt safety, visit the NHTSA website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/seat-belts

ACPD is teaming up with NHTSA and the VirginiaDMV to remind motorists of the importance of seatbelt safety during Operation Crash Reduction. This effort is focused on Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia – a region with some of the highest numbers of traffic related fatalities. From 2010 to 2020, October was the 2nd deadliest month on Virginia roads, with a total of 802 traffic fatalities.

Operation Crash Reduction runs from October 8 through October 11, with the goal of promoting seatbelt use to save lives and prevent injury due to traffic collisions. During this awareness campaign, police will be enforcing applicable traffic laws with the goal of educating drivers and passengers of the dangers of traveling without a seatbelt. Virginia law requires those under the age of 18 to be properly secured in a safety belt or child safety seat, no matter where they are sitting in the vehicle, and the driver is responsible for making sure this happens. Virginia law requires those in the front seat of vehicles to be properly restrained, regardless of age, and those 18 and older can be ticketed.

For more information about the importance of seatbelt safety, visit the NHTSA website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/seat-belts

October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.  ACPD, in partnership with Project Peace and Doorways, our community advocat...
10/07/2021
Arlington County Police Recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Newsroom

October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth. ACPD, in partnership with Project Peace and Doorways, our community advocate, is sharing information about resources available in our community and raising public awareness.

“Eliminating domestic violence in our community requires a steadfast commitment to collaborative prevention and response efforts,” said Chief of Police Andy Penn. “Partnerships with our community safety net programs are an important component of our efforts to provide services and support to victims and respond to and investigate these incidents effectively.”

Learn more about how we're raising awareness, our response to domestic violence, and available resources: https://bit.ly/2Yr9T1M

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Arlington County Police Department (ACPD), in partnership with Arlington’s Project PEACE and Doorways for Women and Families, our community advocate, is sharing information about resources available in our community and raising public awareness.

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