Chief Roessler Featured in The New York Times for Transparency in Crime Statistics

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An article in The New York Times today highlights the continued efforts by Chief Roessler for transparency and consistency in crime statistics. Not long after becoming Chief, he instituted the use of the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) for our department. NIBRS is a system developed by the FBI that is being implemented by law enforcement agencies around the country to compile crime data for more accurate reporting and comparison. It allows for a better understanding of trends and emerging patterns, and improves law enforcement relationships with the community by way of transparency. There is an effort underway by the FBI to get law enforcement agencies around the country to transition to NIBRS, and our Chief has been tapped to be the Chairman of the NIBRS Transition Task Force. The goal is to have full implementation by 2021.

Chief Roessler was also recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the FBI National Executive Institute. This is in addition to his role as a representative for the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Advisory Policy Board and chairman of the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) Human Resources Committee.

We are proud of our Chief for his dedication to Fairfax County, commitment to transparency, and continuous participation in the national conversation on improving law enforcement.