Category Archives: Youth Programs

FCPD is Proudly First in the Nation to Join Public Safety Cadets Program

We’re always looking for ways to show young people the benefits of becoming a police officer, so we’re excited to announce our latest endeavor! We will be the first of many agencies across the nation to join the Public Safety Cadets program. This is a new, national organization that partners with law enforcement agencies to provide leadership, ethics, and career preparation

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Fairfax County Team Receives Nationally Recognized Award for Juvenile Justice Diversion Efforts

The Center for Juvenile Justice and Reform (CJJR) at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy awarded a Fairfax County team the 2016 Capstone of the Year Award for their efforts and success in redesigning and enhancing the youth diversion and restorative justice program. Together, they reduced the use of formal processing and incarceration, improved public safety, avoided wasteful

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UPDATE: Cause of Death in Teen’s Homicide

The cause of death of 15-year-old Damaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas is multiple forms of trauma to the upper body. The investigation continues.   (2/16/17) News Conference Today: Additional Charges Placed in Gang-Related Murder Investigation Detectives have obtained charges for murder against five suspects, two adults and three teenagers, involved in the death of 15-year-old Damaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas: Jose Ivan

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News Conference Today: Additional Charges Placed in Gang-Related Murder Investigation

Detectives have obtained charges for murder against five suspects, two adults and three teenagers, involved in the death of 15-year-old Damaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas: Jose Ivan Castillo Rivas, 18, 5800 block of Brunswick Street, Springfield Wilmer A. Sanchez Serrano, 21, of no fixed address A 17-year-old Alexandria-area girl Two 17-year-old boys; one of Annandale, the other of Springfield We coordinated

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UPDATE: Preliminary Charges Placed in Gang-Related Murder; News Conference Today, 1 p.m.

Detectives have identified 10 suspects, four adults and six juveniles, they believe to be involved in the murder of 15-year-old Damaris A. Reyes Rivas. As our investigation develops, we have determined the victim was held against her will, taken to Lake Accotink Park and assaulted before she was killed and left nearby in the 7100 block of Wimsatt Road. Detectives

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