Kids and Parents to be greeted by The Chief and Police Commanders on the 1st Day of School

The Fairfax County Police Department continues to foster relationships within our communities at every available opportunity. Tuesday September 8, is the first day of school for Fairfax County Public Schools. Police commanders, as well as the Chief, will be out at many local elementary schools greeting the children as they arrive. Sirens, waves and smiles will be shared by all as children are welcomed back to school.

In conjunction with the start of the school year, Colonel Edwin Roessler also released a community letter to parents stressing the importance of safety and newly implemented efforts to help with traffic and safety at school crossings. Each and every school year is another chance to interact with the students and help to build trust and confidence with our law enforcement officers. Throughout the year numerous programs are offered to students, such as safety talks, stranger danger and “meet officer friendly.” These priceless relationships are important to maintaining the continuity of communities and neighborhoods within Fairfax County.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Contact PFC Brendan Murphy in the Public Information Office for any questions about media opportunities by close of business Friday, September 4.