City of Fairfax Police Department

City of Fairfax Police Department This is the official page of the City of Fairfax PD. Please do not report any crimes on here as the site is not monitored 24/7. Emergencies-Dial 9-1-1 & Non-Emergencies 703-385-7924.

Follow us on Twitter: @FairfaxCityPD and www.fairfaxva.gov/police. The City of Fairfax Police Department is located at 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030. In case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1. For non-emergencies dial 703-385-7924. If you need to contact the police department regarding any questions or concerns, please contact the above non-emergency number. This site should not be used for reporting crimes. If you have any complaints regarding police service or the actions of individual officers, please contact the department directly via telephone. **Comments by followers are welcomed on this page; however, comments that are profane in nature, inappropriate, inaccurate or not relevant to the original post will be deleted. Followers who post such comments are subject to being blocked from the site.**

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National Work Zone Awareness Week!  Please be safe and mindful of the work zones that are in Fairfax City and throughout...
04/26/2021

National Work Zone Awareness Week!
Please be safe and mindful of the work zones that are in Fairfax City and throughout the region. 👷🦺

National Work Zone Awareness Week!
Please be safe and mindful of the work zones that are in Fairfax City and throughout the region. 👷🦺

Today, 179lbs of expired and unwanted prescription medications were collected as a part of the DEA National Drug Take Ba...
04/24/2021

Today, 179lbs of expired and unwanted prescription medications were collected as a part of the DEA National Drug Take Back Day! Thank you to everybody who came out and helped make our community safer from the misuse of prescription drugs.
#DrugTakeBackDay💊
#grateful4ourcommunity🙏

City of Fairfax Government

Today, 179lbs of expired and unwanted prescription medications were collected as a part of the DEA National Drug Take Back Day! Thank you to everybody who came out and helped make our community safer from the misuse of prescription drugs.
#DrugTakeBackDay💊
#grateful4ourcommunity🙏

City of Fairfax Government

Today is Drug Take Back Day! We are here until 2 PM accepting expired or unused medications.
04/24/2021

Today is Drug Take Back Day! We are here until 2 PM accepting expired or unused medications.

HIRING EVENT TOMORROW! Stop by our booth at the Dulles Airport Hilton! 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. 🚔
04/19/2021

HIRING EVENT TOMORROW! Stop by our booth at the Dulles Airport Hilton! 11:00 AM-2:00 PM.
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HIRING EVENT TOMORROW! Stop by our booth at the Dulles Airport Hilton! 11:00 AM-2:00 PM.
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Sunday Morning Shout Out to Officer Carroll (green uniform) for Animal Control Appreciation Week! Any animal related cal...
04/18/2021

Sunday Morning Shout Out to Officer Carroll (green uniform) for Animal Control Appreciation Week! Any animal related call that we receive, ACO Carroll will most likely be involved in some way. ACO Carroll also assists the department in helping with school crossings. He is super friendly and always has a smile on his face!😁 We appreciate ACO Carroll for his dedication to our community-helping both people and animals!
🐶🐇🦝🦊🐈
#animalcontrolofficer
#animalcontrolappreciation
#ACOCarrollknowsallaboutthefoxes

Sunday Morning Shout Out to Officer Carroll (green uniform) for Animal Control Appreciation Week! Any animal related call that we receive, ACO Carroll will most likely be involved in some way. ACO Carroll also assists the department in helping with school crossings. He is super friendly and always has a smile on his face!😁 We appreciate ACO Carroll for his dedication to our community-helping both people and animals!
🐶🐇🦝🦊🐈
#animalcontrolofficer
#animalcontrolappreciation
#ACOCarrollknowsallaboutthefoxes

Two years ago, a Fairfax City resident went into cardiac arrest at a local business. City of Fairfax Fire Department and...
04/16/2021

Two years ago, a Fairfax City resident went into cardiac arrest at a local business. City of Fairfax Fire Department and our police officers arrived on scene that day and saved the persons life! The person now considers April 16 their second birthday and this day serves as a second shot at life for them! This person kindly delivers food off to officers every April 16 to express their appreciation and to celebrate their second birthday! 🥳🙏🚔🚒
#HappyFridayFairfax😁
#THEEbestcommunity💯
#happybirthday🎉🎂
#nomnomnom🍪

City of Fairfax Government

Two years ago, a Fairfax City resident went into cardiac arrest at a local business. City of Fairfax Fire Department and our police officers arrived on scene that day and saved the persons life! The person now considers April 16 their second birthday and this day serves as a second shot at life for them! This person kindly delivers food off to officers every April 16 to express their appreciation and to celebrate their second birthday! 🥳🙏🚔🚒
#HappyFridayFairfax😁
#THEEbestcommunity💯
#happybirthday🎉🎂
#nomnomnom🍪

City of Fairfax Government

Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10AM-2PM, we will be  participating in the DEA National Drug Take Back Day! Bring by any u...
04/15/2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10AM-2PM, we will be participating in the DEA National Drug Take Back Day! Bring by any unused or expired prescription medication and it will be safely disposed of.

#drugtakeback
#safecommunities

City of Fairfax Government

Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10AM-2PM, we will be participating in the DEA National Drug Take Back Day! Bring by any unused or expired prescription medication and it will be safely disposed of.

#drugtakeback
#safecommunities

City of Fairfax Government

This week we celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week! Our dispatchers are patient, compassionate, and m...
04/12/2021

This week we celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week! Our dispatchers are patient, compassionate, and multi-tasking individuals. They are the first voice you hear when calling police and are always available to assist both the public and officers. The City of Fairfax Police Department is truly grateful for our dispatchers and their service to the public!

This week we celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week! Our dispatchers are patient, compassionate, and multi-tasking individuals. They are the first voice you hear when calling police and are always available to assist both the public and officers. The City of Fairfax Police Department is truly grateful for our dispatchers and their service to the public!

The City of Fairfax Animal Control has no authority over wildlife unless it is sick or badly injured. The Virginia Depar...
04/09/2021

The City of Fairfax Animal Control has no authority over wildlife unless it is sick or badly injured. The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources has authority over all wildlife in Virginia. Please visit their page/site as they have excellent resources when dealing with any situation involving wildlife. Often times when you see a wild baby animal alone, the parent is out gathering food.

Here is a baby fox that along with mom, makes its home in the City of Fairfax. 🦊
#FoxyFairfaxFridays
#WhatdoestheFoxsay
#NotanotherFoxPost
#Hideyashoes
#NoShoesTakenYet

The City of Fairfax Animal Control has no authority over wildlife unless it is sick or badly injured. The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources has authority over all wildlife in Virginia. Please visit their page/site as they have excellent resources when dealing with any situation involving wildlife. Often times when you see a wild baby animal alone, the parent is out gathering food.

Here is a baby fox that along with mom, makes its home in the City of Fairfax. 🦊
#FoxyFairfaxFridays
#WhatdoestheFoxsay
#NotanotherFoxPost
#Hideyashoes
#NoShoesTakenYet

Today, the City of Fairfax Police Department was invited to join active and retired female law enforcement officers to c...
04/01/2021

Today, the City of Fairfax Police Department was invited to join active and retired female law enforcement officers to celebrate International Women's History Month! We thank some of the female officers who serve and protect our community everyday!
#InternationalWomensHistoryMonth
#fairfaxsfinest
#womeninlawenforcement
#EverybodySmile
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Today, the City of Fairfax Police Department was invited to join active and retired female law enforcement officers to celebrate International Women's History Month! We thank some of the female officers who serve and protect our community everyday!
#InternationalWomensHistoryMonth
#fairfaxsfinest
#womeninlawenforcement
#EverybodySmile
🚔👮

03/27/2021

Final Traffic Update-Old Lee Hwy/Fairfax HS-The crews have cleared and the traffic detour is no longer in effect!

03/27/2021

Traffic Alert Update-There is a temporary traffic pattern set up in the area of Old Lee Highway and Fairfax High School. There are lots of cones and a traffic board set up for awareness. Crews from Dominion Power, Verizon, and Cox have been working towards a solution. As of now, the pole is still not fixed.
Enjoy the weather today! 🕶☀️

TRAFFIC ALERT- On Old Lee Highway at Fairfax High School, there is a pole that has snapped and is leaning over the traff...
03/26/2021

TRAFFIC ALERT- On Old Lee Highway at Fairfax High School, there is a pole that has snapped and is leaning over the traffic lane. Police are on scene directing traffic and crews are enroute to attend to the pole. Please be careful if you are driving in this area. Further traffic disruptions are possible depending upon what the pole crews decide. Information will be updated as it is received.

TRAFFIC ALERT- On Old Lee Highway at Fairfax High School, there is a pole that has snapped and is leaning over the traffic lane. Police are on scene directing traffic and crews are enroute to attend to the pole. Please be careful if you are driving in this area. Further traffic disruptions are possible depending upon what the pole crews decide. Information will be updated as it is received.

Recently the City of Fairfax Police Department was made aware of a scam where a subject was calling citizens claimed to ...
03/25/2021

Recently the City of Fairfax Police Department was made aware of a scam where a subject was calling citizens claimed to be a City of Fairfax Police Officer. The scammer wouldn’t not answer in detail many of the questions the caller asked. The scammer claimed to have “arrest warrants” for the caller. If there is ever a situation where a government agency calls you out of the blue, please call the agency using their official phone number and NOT the number the person gave to you. Additionally, never give financial data to an “officer” or requesting agency over the telephone. Any financial discussions should happen face to face. Just a couple things to keep in mind to keep everybody protected!

Recently the City of Fairfax Police Department was made aware of a scam where a subject was calling citizens claimed to be a City of Fairfax Police Officer. The scammer wouldn’t not answer in detail many of the questions the caller asked. The scammer claimed to have “arrest warrants” for the caller. If there is ever a situation where a government agency calls you out of the blue, please call the agency using their official phone number and NOT the number the person gave to you. Additionally, never give financial data to an “officer” or requesting agency over the telephone. Any financial discussions should happen face to face. Just a couple things to keep in mind to keep everybody protected!

03/16/2021
Police units are conducting a death investigation at 10435 North Street. There is no threat to the public. Investigators...
03/14/2021

Police units are conducting a death investigation at 10435 North Street. There is no threat to the public. Investigators are on scene and gathering more information.

Police units are conducting a death investigation at 10435 North Street. There is no threat to the public. Investigators are on scene and gathering more information.

There are new signs at the intersection of North Street and Old Lee Highway. There is a lot of pedestrian traffic not on...
03/11/2021

There are new signs at the intersection of North Street and Old Lee Highway. There is a lot of pedestrian traffic not only at this intersection but many throughout the City of Fairfax. You must yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. If you do not, you may be in violation of Virginia Code 46.2-924 (Fail to yield to pedestrians). Let’s all work together to do our part in keeping our community safe!

Enjoy the weather!

#pedestriansafety
#75degreestoday☀️🕶
#backtocoldnextweek🥶🌡

There are new signs at the intersection of North Street and Old Lee Highway. There is a lot of pedestrian traffic not only at this intersection but many throughout the City of Fairfax. You must yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. If you do not, you may be in violation of Virginia Code 46.2-924 (Fail to yield to pedestrians). Let’s all work together to do our part in keeping our community safe!

Enjoy the weather!

#pedestriansafety
#75degreestoday☀️🕶
#backtocoldnextweek🥶🌡

03/10/2021

UPDATE: All essential phone and dispatching lines are back in service! Thanks for the patience.

AWARENESS-Currently Fairfax County 911 calls are not forwarding to our dispatch. If you need City of Fairfax Police serv...
03/10/2021

AWARENESS-Currently Fairfax County 911 calls are not forwarding to our dispatch. If you need City of Fairfax Police services, please call our local line directly at 703-385-7924 or 703-591-5511. Work is being done to restore the system as soon as possible. More updates to follow!

AWARENESS-Currently Fairfax County 911 calls are not forwarding to our dispatch. If you need City of Fairfax Police services, please call our local line directly at 703-385-7924 or 703-591-5511. Work is being done to restore the system as soon as possible. More updates to follow!

03/06/2021

The Fairfax County Police helicopter (Fairfax1) will be landing near Van Dyck park this morning around 9:00 AM for scheduled training. Enjoy the weekend and sunshine!
🚁☀️🕶

Lieutenant Bartholme and Dispatcher Tetterton recently were honored with the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) Sil...
03/04/2021

Lieutenant Bartholme and Dispatcher Tetterton recently were honored with the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) Silver Patrick Henry Medal. This award is given by the local MOWW chapter to members who deserve special recognition and excel in the areas of law enforcement, firefighting, and criminal justice.

Lieutenant Bartholme has been an huge asset in the world of COVID-19 and giving our department the information, knowledge, and resources it needed to combat the virus. He plays a key role in making staffing decisions based off quarantines, testing, and vaccinations. During this time, Lieutenant Bartholme has also taken over the Captain duties involved with the Administrative Services Division.

Dispatcher Tetterton received her award as a result of for dedication to the City of Fairfax and the dispatching program. Dispatcher Tetterton handles the dispatch scheduling and is willing to work days and nights to cover shifts when a shift needs covered. Dispatcher Tetterton is a part of the Peer Support and Community Outreach (P.O.L.I.C.E.) Teams. On top of her full time dispatching duties, Dispatcher Tetterton serves her local community in that she is a Firefighter / EMT for the Little Fork and East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Departments.

The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
City of Fairfax Government

Lieutenant Bartholme and Dispatcher Tetterton recently were honored with the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) Silver Patrick Henry Medal. This award is given by the local MOWW chapter to members who deserve special recognition and excel in the areas of law enforcement, firefighting, and criminal justice.

Lieutenant Bartholme has been an huge asset in the world of COVID-19 and giving our department the information, knowledge, and resources it needed to combat the virus. He plays a key role in making staffing decisions based off quarantines, testing, and vaccinations. During this time, Lieutenant Bartholme has also taken over the Captain duties involved with the Administrative Services Division.

Dispatcher Tetterton received her award as a result of for dedication to the City of Fairfax and the dispatching program. Dispatcher Tetterton handles the dispatch scheduling and is willing to work days and nights to cover shifts when a shift needs covered. Dispatcher Tetterton is a part of the Peer Support and Community Outreach (P.O.L.I.C.E.) Teams. On top of her full time dispatching duties, Dispatcher Tetterton serves her local community in that she is a Firefighter / EMT for the Little Fork and East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Departments.

The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
City of Fairfax Government

The City of Fairfax Police Department sends its thoughts and prayers to the Stanley Police Department and the family/fri...
02/27/2021

The City of Fairfax Police Department sends its thoughts and prayers to the Stanley Police Department and the family/friends of Officer Dominic “Nick” Winum. He was killed in the line of duty yesterday.
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The City of Fairfax Police Department sends its thoughts and prayers to the Stanley Police Department and the family/friends of Officer Dominic “Nick” Winum. He was killed in the line of duty yesterday.
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Please be careful when you participate in private selling and purchasing of items.
02/26/2021

Please be careful when you participate in private selling and purchasing of items.

Please be careful when you participate in private selling and purchasing of items.

Spring is right around the corner! Please be on the lookout for motorcyclists! Below are some tips from DMV:Allow for ex...
02/26/2021

Spring is right around the corner! Please be on the lookout for motorcyclists! Below are some tips from DMV:

Allow for extra following distance behind motorcycles because riders often slow down by downshifting or coasting, which means the brake lights aren't always activated.

Since a motorcycle's narrow profile can cause it to be hidden in a car’s blind spot when it’s behind a car, check rear view mirrors often to be aware of motorcycles approaching or following.

Take an extra moment to look twice for motorcycles when changing lanes, turning at intersections, pulling out of driveways or pulling into traffic because motorcycles may look farther away than they actually are, and it can be difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.

Be mindful that a motorcycle's turn signals aren’t always self-canceling like a car's turn signals. Some riders, especially beginners, may forget to turn them off after a turn or lane change.

Be aware that when motorcyclists adjust lane position within a lane, they are not being reckless or trying to show off. The adjustment is often made to improve visibility and to minimize the effects of debris, passing vehicles or wind.

Spring is right around the corner! Please be on the lookout for motorcyclists! Below are some tips from DMV:

Allow for extra following distance behind motorcycles because riders often slow down by downshifting or coasting, which means the brake lights aren't always activated.

Since a motorcycle's narrow profile can cause it to be hidden in a car’s blind spot when it’s behind a car, check rear view mirrors often to be aware of motorcycles approaching or following.

Take an extra moment to look twice for motorcycles when changing lanes, turning at intersections, pulling out of driveways or pulling into traffic because motorcycles may look farther away than they actually are, and it can be difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.

Be mindful that a motorcycle's turn signals aren’t always self-canceling like a car's turn signals. Some riders, especially beginners, may forget to turn them off after a turn or lane change.

Be aware that when motorcyclists adjust lane position within a lane, they are not being reckless or trying to show off. The adjustment is often made to improve visibility and to minimize the effects of debris, passing vehicles or wind.

FYI- If you see the Fairfax 1 helicopter flying low near Fairfax City and George Mason University this afternoon around ...
02/24/2021

FYI- If you see the Fairfax 1 helicopter flying low near Fairfax City and George Mason University this afternoon around 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, it is for a practical demonstration to university aeronautical engineering students.

FYI- If you see the Fairfax 1 helicopter flying low near Fairfax City and George Mason University this afternoon around 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, it is for a practical demonstration to university aeronautical engineering students.

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