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You asked, we listened: Join one of our upcoming virtual town-hall meetings where we will debut our new interactive GIS-...
11/12/2020

You asked, we listened: Join one of our upcoming virtual town-hall meetings where we will debut our new interactive GIS-based data dashboard – a tool designed from community input and rooted in the principles of transparency and fair and impartial policing. Key data points include arrests, citations and warnings & FCPD training and policies related to the data sets will be discussed. We look forward to implementing this additional layer of accountability and leveraging data analytics to continue to strengthen trust and confidence in your police department.

Each virtual town hall will begin at 5 p.m. To join a meeting, click the link listed next to each date.

• Fair Oaks District – November 18 https://bit.ly/3eJt3Uo
• West Springfield District – November 24 https://bit.ly/3khd01i
• Sully District – December 9 https://bit.ly/2JYG8y9
• Mount Vernon District – December 16 https://bit.ly/3peB8Wb
• McLean District – January 6 https://bit.ly/3kk4ZZz
• Mason District – January 20 https://bit.ly/32tXLfi
• Reston District – February 4 https://bit.ly/38vYDUG
• Franconia District – February 7 https://bit.ly/3ncEVBy

These meetings will be recorded and available to our community at a later date. Any questions, please contact [email protected].

We send our deepest thanks to the brave men and women who have served for our country........#VeteransDay #ThankYou #Ser...
11/11/2020

We send our deepest thanks to the brave men and women who have served for our country.
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#VeteransDay #ThankYou #Service #Sacrifice #Honor #FirstResponders #LawEnforcement #Police #FCPD

11/10/2020
Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps

Happy 245th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. Enjoy our birthday message featuring our own #FCPD Marines.
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#FairfaxCounty #FCPDOnScene #PoliceOfficers #MarineCorps #HappyBirthday #SemperFi #Service #Honor #Integrity

Tashawnea has been located and is safe. Thank you for sharing........Have you seen this missing endangered adult? 46-yea...
11/10/2020

Tashawnea has been located and is safe. Thank you for sharing.
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Have you seen this missing endangered adult? 46-year-old Tashawnea Hill was last seen yesterday around 11 p.m. at the Kingstowne Towne Centre in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. She is 5’2’’, 150 pounds, with black hair and may be driving a black Honda Accord, VA tag: “ENAV8R”. She is considered endangered due to mental and/or physical health concerns. Please call 703-691-2131 with any information and please “share” to help us spread the word and bring her home safely.

While we’re always happy to help, we want to remind you our social media accounts are NOT monitored 24/7, and shouldn't ...
11/09/2020

While we’re always happy to help, we want to remind you our social media accounts are NOT monitored 24/7, and shouldn't be used to report crimes, concerns, or incidents. In an emergency, call 911! Otherwise, please use our non-emergency number at 703-691-2131. #FCPD

Today we are proud to announce this month’s Major Crimes Bureau (MCB) detective of the month, Detective Hulse! Detective...
11/08/2020

Today we are proud to announce this month’s Major Crimes Bureau (MCB) detective of the month, Detective Hulse! Detective Hulse has been assigned to the Homicide Squad with MCB since January of 2018. He came to the squad with a stellar reputation as a seasoned and polished detective. Day in and day out, Detective Hulse continues to prove his ability while remaining positive and empathetic.

Detective Hulse continues to demonstrate his ability to multitask, having coordinated and investigated several high priority investigations at one time. Within a two-week timespan, he juggled three high priority cases. The first case, Detective Hulse was asked to assist another jurisdiction with locating a missing person. He conducted high level briefings, identified the search area, and coordinated a search and rescue operation. The other high priority cases were a malicious wounding involving a victim who was stabbed multiple times by the suspect, and a domestic related shooting. Thanks to Detective Hulse’s hard work interviewing victims, writing search warrants and investigating these crimes, he was able to obtain several warrants for each of the suspects involved, collected evidence, and took two firearms off the street. Detective Hulse was tenacious in his pursuit of the suspects and was an integral part to solving these cases.

More recently, Detective Hulse was assigned as the lead detective on a homicide case that occurred in the Reston District. Detective Hulse has worked persistently on this case and has sacrificed many days and nights with his family to follow up on every lead. Detective Hulse continues to conduct high level briefings, interviews, execute search warrants, and goes above and beyond while working his cases.

We are grateful for the diligent investigations completed by Detective Hulse, and his continued dedication to our community throughout his duties. Congratulations Detective Hulse!
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#InsideFCPD: Last month, members from our Crime Prevention Unit joined forces with “Food for Others”, an organization th...
11/07/2020

#InsideFCPD: Last month, members from our Crime Prevention Unit joined forces with “Food for Others”, an organization that provides food for those in need in our community. Officers in the unit spent time putting together food packs for the Power Pack Program (P3), which delivers food packs to students over the weekends, to ensure no kid goes hungry. This is just one example of how our Crime Prevention Unit comes together as one to enhance and give back to our community we care so much about.
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#FCPD #FairfaxVA #CrimePrevention #PoliceOfficer #LawEnforcement #GivingBack #Community #WorkTogether

After more than three decades of service to Fairfax County, Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. has announced his retirem...
11/05/2020

After more than three decades of service to Fairfax County, Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. has announced his retirement, effective February 2021, and his plans to transition Virginia’s largest police department to the next generation of leadership. Roessler said the department, one of the nation’s top law enforcement agencies, will remain committed to its mission, its partnership with the community, respect for the sanctity of all life and to keeping pace with rapid urbanization.

Under Chief Roessler’s tenure the Fairfax County Police Department has continued to embrace community partnerships, cooperatively developing police reforms in a diverse county comprising more than 1.2 million residents within 400 square miles.

“Chief Roessler has dedicated his life to protecting our community for over 30 years, as a new hire, patrol officer, interim chief, and eventually chief for the past 8 years," said Jeffrey McKay, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. "I want to thank Chief Roessler for his years of service to Fairfax County and his dedication to protecting our county. His efforts, along with officers and our community, have made us the safest jurisdiction of our size in the nation. The Chief has worked with the Board on reforms that have solidified the police department as a leader in transparency and community trust. I know I join many in wishing the Chief continued good health and success in his next chapter. I look forward to beginning the search for his successor and continuing to build on our successes in Fairfax County.”

Roessler thanked his staff and county residents and leadership for contributing to the department’s success.

“The FCPD is blessed with women and men, past and present, who understand their noble calling in life and are dedicated to serving and protecting others,” Roessler said. “I’ve worked alongside progressive law enforcement professionals, amazing forward-thinking strategic county leaders and great community advocates who have truly embraced the concepts of One Fairfax to ensure equity for all. Our county leaders, community and its great police department are positioned to continue to serve as a model for the next generation of policing in America.”

Hired as a police recruit in 1989, Roessler navigated the sworn ranks and many diverse assignments and served as interim Chief of Police in early 2013 until his appointment as Chief of Police in July of 2013. Roessler led the department to national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, while also maintaining state accredited status. The FCPD has been re-accredited by both entities during Chief Roessler’s tenure.
Roessler also led the department through outside review of its use of force policies and community review by the independent Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission. Among the changes embraced as a result of this collaborative process:

● Increased transparency.
● Implementation of a body-worn camera program.
● Establishment of a Civilian Review Panel and Independent Police Auditor’s office.
● Significant modifications to use of force policies, including de-escalation, duty to intervene, prohibition of choke holds, crisis intervention training and diversion programs.
● Enhancing diversity recruitment.

Upon his appointment, Chief Roessler formed the Chief’s Diversity Council and partnered with community leaders to help form the Communities of Trust Committee to increase public trust and transparency. During his tenure he prioritized wellness in the community and among the women and men of the FCPD and has worked tirelessly to advance mental health support and resources in the agency. Chief Roessler also welcomed the addition of an officer-driven, post-traumatic growth K-9 therapy program and he and his wife proudly raised K-9 Indy, who is now in service with the FCPD Peer Team.

Chief Roessler and staff re-organized several investigative bureaus to create the FCPD’s Cyber and Forensics Bureau to meet emerging crime trends and help increase the delivery of justice by solving crimes with new technologies. During Chief Roessler’s tenure, staff have continuously partnered with other agencies to open the FCPD’s ninth district station in the near future which will be a mixed used facility to better serve our urbanizing communities with law enforcement and animal services in partnership with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and our Animal Protection Police Officers.

Throughout his career, Chief Roessler has maintained national and international professional memberships to enhance the law enforcement profession and has continued to remain a student of his profession beyond his academic achievements.

Sason has been located and is safe. Thank you for sharing. .......Have you seen this missing endangered adult? 30-year-o...
11/03/2020

Sason has been located and is safe. Thank you for sharing.
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Have you seen this missing endangered adult? 30-year-old Sason Whittenburg was last seen at 9:15 p.m. in the 6100 block of Mantlepiece Court in Burke. He is 5'11'', 215 pounds, with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a leopard print costume. He is considered endangered due to mental and/or physical health concerns. Please call 703-691-2131 with any information and please "share" to help us spread the word and bring him home safely.

Erika has been located and is safe. Thank you for sharing........Have you seen this missing endangered adult? 25-year-ol...
11/03/2020

Erika has been located and is safe. Thank you for sharing.
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Have you seen this missing endangered adult? 25-year-old Erika Dickerson was last seen this evening in the 8400 block of Bauer Drive in Springfield. She is 5'2'', 120 pounds with black hair, wearing a red jacket and gray pants carrying a beige purse. She is considered endangered due to mental and/or physical health concerns. Please call 703-691-2131 with any information and please "share" to help us spread the word and bring her home safely.

Fairfax County Police Department's cover photo
11/02/2020

Fairfax County Police Department's cover photo

#InsideFCPD: Have you ever attended a Neighborhood Watch meeting, “Coffee With a Cop”, or other community event with our...
11/02/2020

#InsideFCPD: Have you ever attended a Neighborhood Watch meeting, “Coffee With a Cop”, or other community event with our department? If so, you likely have already seen or met an officer from our Crime Prevention Unit! The unit is comprised of 16 police officers with two at each district station. The Crime Prevention and Community Outreach & Liaison Officers work side by side performing a wide variety of duties.

The Crime Prevention Unit helps keep our County safe through community participation and education in the reduction and prevention of crime. Crime Prevention Officers take a 40-hour basic “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design” (CPTED) class and are equipped with tools for completing home and business security assessments for properties across Fairfax County. The Crime Prevention Unit oversees and maintains community participation with Neighborhood Watch programs, National Night Out, and Business Watch. The unit has a close relationship with faith-based organizations, hosting “Worship Watch” safety seminars, where officers educate on crime prevention tips, and active shooter scenarios.

Our Community Outreach & Liaison Officers visit schools, attend community meetings, and coordinate and create community events. They work hard all year long keeping the line of communication open with communities across the County. Events such as “Rocks with Cops” “Touch a Truck”, “Trunk or Treat” and our “Sensory Day” have been successful because of the dedication, partnerships and outreach provided by our Officers in the Crime Prevention Unit.

We are grateful for the hard work, commitment and creativity of the officers in our Crime Prevention Unit. Check out the link below to neighborhood engagement app “NextDoor”, which is a social media platform our Crime Prevention Unit uses to share information on upcoming events, safety tips, and information going on in your local district.

www.Nextdoor.com
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Over the last few months, we have all had to adjust and make changes in our daily routine. Unfortunately, criminals are ...
11/01/2020

Over the last few months, we have all had to adjust and make changes in our daily routine. Unfortunately, criminals are working every day to figure out how to separate you from your hard-earned money. The Silver Shield Campaign was created to harness the power of multiple government agencies to protect older adults from financial scams.

Through this collaborative effort, Fairfax County Government agencies continue to work together to ensure extra measures are in place to keep our seniors safe. Through a variety of communication channels, this group educates residents about typical scams and provides resources to the elderly, their caregivers and their neighbors.

Here are some important reminders:
-Don’t confirm your phone number to unknown callers
-Don’t give out passwords to your computer or any online accounts
-Don’t give out any bank account information over the phone or wire money to a stranger

If you think you were scammed, call the police non-emergency line at 703-691-2131 (TTY 711). For more information click here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/fairfax-county-silver-shield-anti-scam-campaign
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During Halloween night (6 p.m. October 31 to 5:59 a.m. November 1) from 2014-2018, 41% of those killed were in traffic c...
10/31/2020

During Halloween night (6 p.m. October 31 to 5:59 a.m. November 1) from 2014-2018, 41% of those killed were in traffic crashes that involved at least one drunk driver.
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#BuzzedDrivingIsDrunkDriving #DontDrinkandDrive #DesignateASoberDriver #DWIEnforcement #Police #LawEnforcement #FirstResponders

Our midnight officers from the Fair Oaks District Station were so excited to receive homemade cookies from the Young Wom...
10/30/2020

Our midnight officers from the Fair Oaks District Station were so excited to receive homemade cookies from the Young Women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! Thank you so much for this special treat!
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#Cookies #Kindness #NomNom #Police #LawEnforcement #Community #FirstResponders

Special delivery! Thank you again to the Johnson family who donated meals and baklava to our officers at the Sully Distr...
10/30/2020

Special delivery! Thank you again to the Johnson family who donated meals and baklava to our officers at the Sully District Station. We hear that little Ella and Cole love visiting the station, and we equally love having visitors. We appreciate your kindness and continued support!
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10/29/2020
Meet K9 Millie

We know you have been waiting, and here she is! Earlier this week we introduced you to the newest member of our K9 unit, Millie! Check out our video to get your daily dose of puppy and learn a bit more about her.
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Thanks to all who attended last night’s “Drive-Thru” Trunk or Treat in our Sully District. Even though we had to make so...
10/29/2020

Thanks to all who attended last night’s “Drive-Thru” Trunk or Treat in our Sully District. Even though we had to make some adjustments this year, our officers, county, and community partners came together for a safe and fun event for kids this Halloween. We could still spot big smiles, even with masks on!
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#FCPD #FairfaxCounty #Halloween #TrunkorTreat #SafetyFirst #Halloween2020 #PoliceOfficer #LawEnforcement #CommunityOutreach

Up for a ride? This 1940's police motorcycle features a sidecar, our fleet has come a long way since then! .......#TBT #...
10/29/2020

Up for a ride? This 1940's police motorcycle features a sidecar, our fleet has come a long way since then!
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#TBT #ThrowbackThursday #FCPD #FairfaxCounty #PoliceOfficer #LawEnforcement #Motorcycle #MotorOfficer

While Halloween is going to look different this year, there are still many ways to celebrate safely: • Carve or decorate...
10/28/2020

While Halloween is going to look different this year, there are still many ways to celebrate safely:

• Carve or decorate pumpkins with members of your household, or outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
• Decorate your house, apartment or living space
• Host a virtual Halloween costume contest or party
• Have a Halloween movie night with people in your household
• Create a goodie bag and leave it on your neighbor’s porch
• Drive around your community and admire Halloween decorations

Additional considerations:
• STAY HOME if you have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for test results, or have been in contact with someone with COVID in the past 14 days. Do not participate in in-person Halloween festivities
• If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after preparing the bags

For more safe alternatives, visit https://bit.ly/2TodzeV

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