MESSAGE FROM CHIEF EDWIN C. ROESSLER JR. ON DEPARTMENT’S COVID-19 BUSINESS PRACTICES
Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. shares with the community the steps the department is taking to improve the culture of safety at work and within the community to preserve the sanctity of all human life as we navigate the global COVID-19 health crisis. The following provides several adaptations to our business practices:
To maintain a high level of customer service, enhancements have been made to our Community Reporting Section. The department has added staff and is available to take certain police reports over the phone. Community members are also encouraged to utilize the online reporting system which can be found Here. The online reporting of Financial Crimes (FICOR), can be found Here. For non-emergency situations or for those without internet access, please call 703-691-2131. If there is an emergency, as always, call 9-1-1. We shall continue to provide essential services through these practices.
- Department meetings and roll calls are being conducted virtually through video conferencing technology.
- The Safety Officer program is available 24/7 to assist patrol officers with the decontamination of any equipment or cruisers.
- Department portable messaging boards have been strategically placed throughout the county to assist with messaging to our community in partnership with the Health Department.
The safety of our community members, officers and their families is critical. We shall continue our superior delivery of essential law enforcement services to our community during this crisis in the safest way possible to preserve all human life. All of the above changes in our business modes will be monitored daily and we shall adjust as needed.