Category Archives: Crime Prevention

Worship Watch: Keeping Your Faith-Based Organization Safe

Back by popular demand, our Crime Prevention Unit is hosting two free Worship Watch seminars in the coming weeks. Implemented in 2015, Worship Watch is a program similar to Neighborhood Watch, but catered towards houses of worship and keeping them safe. The seminars open a line of communication between congregants and officers, and attendees receive crime prevention tips and training

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Warning: Jury Duty Phone Scam Making the Rounds

  Have you received a phone call from the “Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office” saying that you have missed jury duty? Recently, we’ve seen an increase in scammers calling citizens, claiming they have failed to appear for jury duty and a warrant would be issued. These scammers, claiming to be deputies, use unregistered phone numbers and caller ID with masking/spoofing technology

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Fairfax County Recognized as Leader in Improving Neighborhood Communication with Nextdoor

Today, the Fairfax County Police Department was recognized as a leader for its efforts in strengthening communication and collaboration amongst neighbors and police to build safer communities on Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods. Since partnering with the neighborhood social network a year ago, Fairfax County has become the fastest growing county using Nextdoor in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

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Join Our Ranks! #BeFCPD

Today, we are launching our #BeFCPD recruiting campaign. We are currently hiring Police Officers, Animal Protection Police Officers and Crossing Guards. As one of the largest law enforcement agencies in Virginia, the Fairfax County Police Department offers multiple career tracks and ample opportunity for promotion. Our eight patrol districts cover a diverse area, from urban centers to rural farmland. A

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Police to Encourage Schoolchildren They Can Be Peacemakers at CHALK4PEACE Event

Mount Vernon Police District – This Friday, police officers from the Mount Vernon station will participate in Groveton Elementary School’s eighth annual CHALK4PEACE event. This global campaign provides schoolchildren an opportunity to artistically express what peace means to them and the importance of their role in building peace within their community and around the world. Members of the media are

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