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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,

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UPDATE: Investigation Continues after Officer Involved Shooting in Falls Church Area

McLean Police District – Our criminal and administrative investigations continue after an officer deployed deadly force last night around 10 p.m. in the 7600 block of Lee Landing Drive in the Falls Church section of Fairfax County. Officers from the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) entered a house while serving a narcotics search warrant and related arrest warrants. They

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Holiday Tree Serves as Solemn Reminder of Public Safety Deaths

A 9’ tree decorated in ornaments with special meaning stands outside the entrance to the Fairfax County Public Safety Headquarters. During this holiday season, the Fairfax County Police Association sought a way to illustrate the epidemic of death by suicide and line of duty deaths that continue to plague our public safety community. The tree, which was donated by the

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Fairfax County Hosts Launch of Statewide Anti-Drunk Driving Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign

This morning, Fairfax County Police Chief Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Director of Highway Safety John Saunders and Virginia-based Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) President Kurt Erickson launched the annual statewide anti-drunk driving Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign. The DUI law enforcement and public education campaign continues through Labor Day weekend and will resume during Halloween and

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Media Alert: Launch of Anti-Drunk Driving Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign

Join Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Fairfax County Police Chief; John Saunders, Director of Highway Safety for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Kurt Erickson, President, Virginia-based Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) as they discuss the launch of the 18th annual anti-drunk driving Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign. MEDIA ALERT WHERE: Public Safety Headquarters 12099 Government Center Parkway Press Room: 2nd

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