Category Archives: Helicopter

Eye in the Sky Helps Catch Carjackers

Franconia Police District – Two teens are facing several charges after our eye in the sky, Fairfax 1, helped officers on the ground nab them. An investigation shows 19-year-old Andonis Martinez Turcios and a 17-year-old, both of Alexandria, stole a Honda Accord yesterday morning from a driveway of a Prince William County home. They drove to the 6700 block of

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Man Facing Charges After Pointing Laser at Police Helicopter

Sully Police District — Our helicopter, Fairfax One, was returning to the hangar Saturday night when it was hit by a blue light laser three different times. The crew of the aircraft circled back to the area and was able to use the infrared camera in the helicopter to identify the vehicle where the laser came from. The laser was so strong it bounced

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Our Sincerest Condolences to the Virginia State Police

Our hearts are heavy this evening as we mourn the loss of two Virginia State Police [VSP] troopers who died in a helicopter crash near Charlottesville this afternoon. VSP’s helicopter was in Albemarle County due to the clashes stemming from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Fairfax 1, our agency’s own police helicopter, was also nearby having just brought Virginia

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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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Fatal Shooting in Annandale

On Wednesday, June 8 around 1:28 p.m., police were called to a home in the 3400 block of Beverly Drive, for the report of a shooting. The preliminary investigation has determined that a man apparently wounded two adults at the home. Patrol officers, SWAT, K-9, the police helicopter (Fairfax 1) and other police assets responded and set up a perimeter. Personnel from

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