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Mission: Our mission is to reduce the incidence of crime and improve the quality of life in Arlington County by making it a place where all people can live safely and without fear.

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The Arlington County Police Department is investigating the report of razor blades located on the bottom of a political ...
11/05/2020
Police Urge Caution When Removing Political Signage - Newsroom

The Arlington County Police Department is investigating the report of razor blades located on the bottom of a political sign and is urging the public to take caution when removing these items.

For additional information on the investigation, visit our newsroom.
https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/police-urge-caution-when-removing-political-signage/

The Arlington County Police Department is investigating the report of razor blades located on the metal base of a political sign and is urging the public to take caution when removing these items.

Washington D.C. man pleads guilty to brandishing a firearm during multiple robberies in Northern Virginia, including the...
11/03/2020
Man Pleads Guilty to Brandishing a Firearm During Robberies

Washington D.C. man pleads guilty to brandishing a firearm during multiple robberies in Northern Virginia, including the April 21, 2019 robbery of an apparel store in the 2600 block of Columbia Pike in Arlington.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/pr/man-pleads-guilty-brandishing-firearm-during-robberies

A Washington, D.C. man pleaded guilty today to brandishing a firearm during separate robberies of two banks and a shoe store in Northern Virginia in 2018 and 2019.

This cooler weather is perfect for a couple of penguins to enjoy the Cherrydale Fall Festival! Happy Halloween! 🐧👮‍♂️🐧
10/31/2020

This cooler weather is perfect for a couple of penguins to enjoy the Cherrydale Fall Festival! Happy Halloween! 🐧👮‍♂️🐧

Happy Halloween, Arlington! We loved seeing you along today’s parade route! Which of our cruisers should take home the t...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween, Arlington! We loved seeing you along today’s parade route! Which of our cruisers should take home the top prize for best costume 🥇?

Today, ACPD, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police (MWAA) and healthcare workers had the honor of partic...
10/30/2020

Today, ACPD, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police (MWAA) and healthcare workers had the honor of participating in Spirit of Liberty Foundation's final leg of America's Operation Thank You, The Relay in the Sky. As part of this operation, an aircraft flew across the U.S., touching down in 98 communities across all 50 states to honor and thank Healthcare Heroes and First Responders for their work during the pandemic. Participants are photographed with the Spirit of Liberty Torch and the official Love Healthcare Heroes flag.

The Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is announcing the arrest of a suspect charged after follow...
10/30/2020

The Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is announcing the arrest of a suspect charged after following three women walking in Arlington County. This remains an active criminal investigation. Anyone with past inappropriate encounters with the suspect or who has additional information related to this investigation is asked to contact police. Full details are available in our newsroom.

https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/stafford-man-charged-after-following-women-walking-in-arlington/

Head outside on Saturday, October 31 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to see ACPD's frightfully fun parade of costumed cruisers...
10/29/2020

Head outside on Saturday, October 31 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to see ACPD's frightfully fun parade of costumed cruisers makes its way through the streets of Arlington as part of our physical-distancing friendly Halloween celebration 🚔🎃

Those viewing the parade should observe recommended physical distancing practices and wear a cloth face covering.

Parade Route, times and details: https://bit.ly/34FIp98

Yesterday, ACPD Motors escorted the procession for US Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Ron Shurer II, Medal of Honor recip...
10/28/2020

Yesterday, ACPD Motors escorted the procession for US Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Ron Shurer II, Medal of Honor recipient, as he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. May we always remember and honor his selfless service and heroic actions.

Please join the Arlington County Police Department as we honor Officer Israel Gonzalez who was killed in the line of dut...
10/25/2020

Please join the Arlington County Police Department as we honor Officer Israel Gonzalez who was killed in the line of duty on this date in 1972. His sacrifice in service to our community will never be forgotten.

On October 25, 1972, Officer Israel Gonzalez was killed during a bank robbery at the Arlington Trust Company in Crystal Plaza. The suspects, disguised as telephone workmen, cut the telephone and alarm system lines in the area. While on a routine bank check, Officer Gonzalez entered the bank and encountered one of the suspects as he was leaving the back room. The suspect drew his weapon and shot Officer Gonzalez three times in the groin, once in the left shoulder and once in the rear right shoulder. Officer Gonzalez returned fire twice, and it is believed that he hit the suspect due to the amount of blood found in the bank. All suspects have since been apprehended, with the last arrest made 20 years after Officer Gonzalez’s death.

Arlington, today you safely disposed of 170 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications during Nation...
10/24/2020

Arlington, today you safely disposed of 170 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications during National Drug Take Back Day!

If you missed today’s #TakeBackDay, you can still safely dispose of medications in one of Arlington’s four permanent drug take-back boxes. Learn more: https://police.arlingtonva.us/permanent-drug-take-back-boxes/

UPDATE: ACPD's Homicide/Robbery Unit is announcing that charges have been sought against a juvenile suspect related to t...
10/24/2020

UPDATE: ACPD's Homicide/Robbery Unit is announcing that charges have been sought against a juvenile suspect related to the shooting that occurred on October 21, 2020. The suspect has been charged with Aggravated Malicious Wounding and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. In accordance with Virginia law, their identity is not releasable.

Full News Release: https://bit.ly/3dXKWPc

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect ...
10/23/2020

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect involved in a series of three robbery incidents in Arlington County. The series includes two cases from October 19, 2020 and one case from September 23, 2020. During each of the incidents, the suspect entered a business, approached an employee and passed them a note requesting money. Based upon witness interviews, evidence collected, and case information, detectives are investigating these incidents as a series involving the same suspect.

Anyone with information related to the suspect's identity or these incidents is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or [email protected]. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Full News Release: https://bit.ly/3dQ2qgl

During #DVAM2020 , Lt. Pilco and Project Peace partners met to assemble Client Care Bags for Doorways for Women and Fami...
10/23/2020

During #DVAM2020 , Lt. Pilco and Project Peace partners met to assemble Client Care Bags for Doorways for Women and Families , containing personal care items, treats, toys, and books for the women, children, and families they serve.
More about Project Peace and Domestic Violence Awareness Month: https://health.arlingtonva.us/project-peace/

The Arlington County Police Department's Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a shooting that took place on the aftern...
10/22/2020

The Arlington County Police Department's Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a shooting that took place on the afternoon of October 21, 2020 in the Arlington Mill neighborhood.

Full details in the news release: https://bit.ly/3kmwa6F

National Drug Take-Back Day is just three days away! Plan ahead, clear out your cabinets, and safely dispose of unused, ...
10/21/2020

National Drug Take-Back Day is just three days away! Plan ahead, clear out your cabinets, and safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medication. Drive-thru, contactless disposal will be available at Police Headquarters and Fire Station 5 from 10 a.m.-2p.m.

Details: https://bit.ly/2TdOEuv

Arlington County’s public website remains unavailable. In the meantime, you can continue to find information about polic...
10/21/2020
Arlington County Public Website Unavailable

Arlington County’s public website remains unavailable. In the meantime, you can continue to find information about police activity in Arlington County through our online crime map and our social media feeds. To request police assistance related to an in-progress incident, call 703-558-2222 or 911 in an emergency. Online Reports may be filed via the direct links below.

More about the operational status of the public website: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAARLINGTON/bulletins/2a6e9dc

Online Community Crime Map: https://communitycrimemap.com/?address=Arlington,VA

Connect with ACPD on Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlingtonvapd

Connect with ACPD on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonCountyPolice

Online Reporting: https://secure.coplogic.com/dors/en/filing/selectincidenttype?dynparam=1603245635352

Online Reporting (Spanish): https://secure.coplogic.com/dors/es/filing/selectincidenttype?dynparam=1603244709373

The Arlington County main public website is currently unavailable. Staff are actively investigating the technical issues that may have caused this disruption. While it is too early to determine the root cause of the website issues, there does not appear to be any overt signs indicating malicious act...

10/20/2020
Arlington County Virginia – Government

Arlington County Virginia – Government

The County's website is currently experiencing some technical difficulties. We are working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible and apologize for the inconvenience.

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating an armed robbery that led to a vehicle p...
10/16/2020

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating an armed robbery that led to a vehicle pursuit on the morning of October 16, 2020.

At approximately 7:31 a.m. on October 16, police were dispatched to the 1200 block of S. Ross Street for the report of a burglary just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was robbed at gunpoint and assaulted by four acquaintances inside of his residence. The suspects stole his property and fled the residence prior to police arrival. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

Officers canvassing the area located the suspects in a vehicle and a pursuit was initiated, which was ultimately terminated in Southeast Washington, D.C. The suspects are described as two Black males and two Black females in their early 20’s.

The preliminary investigation indicates this is not a random attack. This remains an active criminal investigation and anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or [email protected]. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Full News Release: https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/police-pursue-armed-robbery-suspects/

Arlington County Virginia – Government
10/15/2020

Arlington County Virginia – Government

The Police Practices Group is gathering community feedback to provide recommendations to the County Manager on policing in Arlington. Areas of interest include use of force, traffic enforcement and mental health. Share your thoughts here: www.arlingtonva.us/ppgfeedback

October Is National Pedestrian Safety Month. Slow down, remain alert and be prepared to stop when turning or otherwise e...
10/15/2020

October Is National Pedestrian Safety Month. Slow down, remain alert and be prepared to stop when turning or otherwise entering a crosswalk. Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk as there may be people crossing that you can’t see.

Additional National Pedestrian Safety Month tips from NHTSA: https://www.nhtsa.gov/pedestrian-safety/national-pedestrian-safety-month

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on October 14, Officer Wilson booked Brady the Golden on the charge of being ‘Too Handsome’! ...
10/14/2020

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on October 14, Officer Wilson booked Brady the Golden on the charge of being ‘Too Handsome’! He was released after receiving many pats.

Arlington’s joint Arlington County VA Sheriff's Office and ACPD Honor Guard presented colors at today’s National Law Enf...
10/11/2020

Arlington’s joint Arlington County VA Sheriff's Office and ACPD Honor Guard presented colors at today’s National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund memorial service, honoring and remembering the law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities.

10/09/2020
Arlington County Fire Department

Officer Montoya’s helping our friends at Arlington County Fire Department share some important safety tips during Fire Prevention Week!

It's Friday and we've got three great #FirePreventionWeek videos queued up to close out the week. The first is submitted by firefighters from Fire Station 5, who somehow managed to get some of The Arlington County Police Department's finest in on the act! Check it out- #cookingsafety #MittsNLids

The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating a critically missing 37-year-old man....
10/09/2020

The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating a critically missing 37-year-old man.

Mr. Andrew Lee Sellers was last seen at approximately 6:15 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020. He was in police custody for a non-criminal incident and receiving medical treatment in the 1600 block of N. George Mason Drive.

Mr. Sellers is described as a Black male with black hair, brown eyes, a beard, 5’10” tall, weighing 180 lbs and wearing a medical gown.

A search of the area by officers returned with negative results. There is no known threat to the community at this time related to this incident. Police are concerned for the health and well-being of Mr. Sellers and are requesting the public’s assistance with locating him. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/police-seek-assistance-locating-critically-missing-adult/

Over the long weekend, ACPD and NHTSA are teaming up for Operation Crash Reduction, which runs from from October 9-12.  ...
10/09/2020

Over the long weekend, ACPD and NHTSA are teaming up for Operation Crash Reduction, which runs from from October 9-12. Police will be enforcing applicable traffic laws with the goal of educating drivers and passengers of the dangers of traveling without a seatbelt.

More: https://bit.ly/34J50jM

While we've had to cancel in-person events due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Starbucks in Courthouse made sure we...
10/07/2020

While we've had to cancel in-person events due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Starbucks in Courthouse made sure we were able to internally celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day by generously donating coffee to staff. FRK9 Brooks approved!

We hope to catch up over a cup ☕️ soon, Arlington!

ACPD remains committed to actively engaging with the community and is available to attend virtual events. Additionally, members of the Command Staff welcome the opportunity to meet with members of the Arlington Community in small group settings. More: https://police.arlingtonva.us/small-group-discussions/

It's a beautiful fall day to get outside and enjoy Arlington County! Captain Giroux stopped by the recently opened Arlin...
10/06/2020

It's a beautiful fall day to get outside and enjoy Arlington County! Captain Giroux stopped by the recently opened Arlington County Parks and Recreation Mosaic Park in Ballston and checked out the new equipment alongside some kids!

📸: David Moss

FRK9 Brooks recently sat for his official department photo and gave the camera his best puppy dog eyes 🐶🇺🇸
10/05/2020

FRK9 Brooks recently sat for his official department photo and gave the camera his best puppy dog eyes 🐶🇺🇸

During week 3 of the Citizen’s Police Academy, participants met with the Office of Professional Responsibility who is re...
10/02/2020

During week 3 of the Citizen’s Police Academy, participants met with the Office of Professional Responsibility who is responsible for establishing sound regulations and policies and ensuring integrity between the police department’s actions and our governing laws, regulations, policies and professional standards.

Learn more about our commitment to transparency and accountability: https://police.arlingtonva.us/commitment-to-the-community/

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month #DVAM. In these times of social distancing, we want to assure you that you ...
10/01/2020
You Are Not Alone: Arlington's Project PEACE

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month #DVAM. In these times of social distancing, we want to assure you that you are not alone. If home becomes unsafe, help is always available. Arlington's hotlines, safe shelter, medical and police support and resources are available 24/7.

Follow Doorways for Women and Families and Project Peace throughout October for news, resources, and more ways to get involved during #DVAM.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr4_Lo_hP7A

If you, or someone you know, has experienced intimate partner or sexual violence, You Are Not Alone. We are here to help: https://health.arlingtonva.us/view/...

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