Under the advice of the Federation Budget Committee this resolution was not included in the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Association Letter and Resolution on the Fairfax County FY 2023 Advertised Budget
The member-approved resolution was forwarded to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The Federation received the following reply from Board Chair, Jeff McKay
Thanks so much for sharing the Federation's resolution with me and for all you do for our community.
I couldn't agree more, which is why the budget I unveiled last week did include targeted compensation adjustments for our lower ranking public safety officials. This was in addition to the full compensation increases for all employees that were already included.
Specifically, my budget included $6.1 million to advance employees in the Police Department, Fire and Rescue Department, and Office of the Sheriff one additional step on their respective pay plans. To qualify, employees must have been hired on or before June 30, 2021, have received a satisfactory performance evaluation, and be a uniformed public safety employee on the O, F, or C pay scales. This adjustment, which targets job classes that have seen higher level of resignations, almost exclusively benefits employees at the first two ranks in their respective departments. In total, uniformed employees who qualify for this adjustment, as well as a step or longevity increase and the 4.01% market rate adjustment, will see total compensations increase of up to 14.01% in FY 2023.
Below is the the response from BOS Chairman McKay to Federation President Bill Barfield regarding the Federation Letter:
Dear Mr. Barfield,
Thank you for the email on behalf of the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations regarding the recruitment of Fairfax County's new Police Chief.
It is more important than ever to identify candidates that our Police officers can not only respect and trust, but who will also work to build accountability and transparency with the community.
There is still much work to be done in Fairfax County in addressing issues like racial equity and we look forward to continuing to listen and to work with the community on hiring the new Chief.
Again, thank you for your advocacy. Stay safe.
Fairfax County is conducting a nationwide search for the next chief of police. The county has engaged a search firm to assist with the search, including community outreach efforts to help identify key characteristics, skills, traits and issues to consider. In addition to the survey below, the county will host focus groups with key community organizations as part of the search process.
All residents and business owners are encouraged to take the survey, which will be open through Saturday, Jan. 30.
Fairfax County has one of the lowest rates of violent crime nationwide compared to other jurisdictions with populations of more than one million. This exceptionally safe jurisdiction is maintained through the collaborative efforts of the Fairfax County Police Department and community stakeholders, which helps ensure that FCPD meets the needs of those it serves. Transparency and accountability are the cornerstones of the department's work.
FCPD is nationally accredited and holds a certificate of advanced accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The department also achieved reaccreditation through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) in September of 2018.
On January 6th 42 FCPD Officers of the Civil Disturbance Unit (CDU) left from the McLean District Station to Protect the U.S. Capitol arriving there shortly after 4pm
Immediately after parking they were met in the parking lot and sworn in by the U.S. Capitol Police as Federal Officers.
After seeing numerous officers from other agencies coming off the line hurt, they were brought inside the U.S. Capitol to put on their CDU Protective Equipment (Helmet, knee pads, arm pads, shin guards, gas masks, and riot shields).
After gearing up they went outside to the lawn which was quite chaotic and formed a line with Capitol Police; DC Police; and Virginia State Troopers to help move the crowd off the U.S. Capitol Grounds
FCPD Officers remained on scene to Protect the US Capitol for approximately 6.5 hours, leaving to come back to the McLean District Station around 10:30pm
One officer received a concussion from being hit in the head with a metal pole that was thrown. Thank goodness he was wearing a helmet, or the injury would have been significantly worse.
The Federation's November 2020 Membership Public Safety Program will focus on the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney office.
Edwin Roessler, Chief of Police, Fairfax County Police Department
Steve Descano, Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney
Our Public Safety speakers this month will address topics that include an update on Criminal Justice Reform from the 2020 VA General Assembly Special Sessions, the 2020 Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Resources Report, body worn cameras, and increasing the number of Commonwealth Attorneys for Fairfax County. Both will welcome our question and answer opportunity.
Edwin Roessler, Chief Fairfax County Police Department:
While reminiscing for us over some of his more than three decades of service to Fairfax County, Chief Roessler, Jr., has announced his retirement, effective February 2021. He tells us his plans to transition Virginia's largest police department to the next generation of leadership. The Chief ensures us that the department, one of the nation's top law enforcement agencies, will remain committed to its mission, its partnership with the community, respect for the sanctity of all life, and to keeping pace with rapid urbanization.
Steve Descano, Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney:
Steve will briefly describe how, on a daily basis, the Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney works with the Virginia State Police, Fairfax County Police, Fairfax City Police, Town of Herndon Police, and Town of Vienna Police ininvestigations and questions concerning criminal law.
Noting that his office prosecutes both the violation of County ordinances and state statutes, he will discuss the need for more Commonwealth attorneys.
The Fairfax County Police Department's vision is to provide ethical leadership by engagement with the community to:
Prevent and fight crime,
Improve the culture of safety at work and in the community, which preserves the sanctity of all human life, and
To keep pace with urbanization.
The Fairfax County Police Department possesses a stellar reputation nationally as the safest jurisdiction of our size among the top fifty major cities.
This is accomplished through robust partnerships with all members of our uniquely diverse community.
The Fairfax County Police Department is comprised of employees and volunteers who possess the highest standards of ethics and integrity which creates the foundation of its ability to deliver a variety of essential police services to protect and serve all members of our community.
The Office of the Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney is charged primarily with the prosecution of crimes that occur in Fairfax County and felonies that occur in Fairfax City and the Towns of Herndon and Vienna. This office prosecutes many criminal and traffic matters in the Fairfax County General District Court, criminal and delinquency matters in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and all criminal cases in the Fairfax County Circuit Court. The office prosecutes both the violation of County ordinances and the violation of state statutes.
On a daily basis, the Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney works with numerous law enforcement entities (Virginia State Police, Fairfax County Police, Fairfax City Police, Town of Herndon Police, and Town of Vienna Police) in the course of investigations and in response to questions concerning criminal law.
In case you missed it here is a link to the Recording of the Communities of Trust Virtual Forum “School Resource Officers Roles & Responsibilities" that took place on Wednesday September 2nd
Featured panelists included Fairfax County School Board Member Karen Keys-Gamarra, Principal of Westfield High School Dr. Anthony Copeland, FCPD School Liaison Commander Lt. Brendan Hooke, FCPD School Resource Officer Mark Gleason, and moderated by Communities of Trust member Ramona Carroll, Community Interfaith Liaison for the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
As a Courtesy, am providing the attached and below National Level Information from attending the Fairfax County's Communities of Trust Committee Virtual Webinar that took place on Monday, August 10th from 4-5pm discussing the U.S. House of Representatives' George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 (H.R.7120) that was passed by the House in June 2020.
Please follow the below link to replay the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 Virtual discussion that took place on Monday August 10th https://youtu.be/Sj5wlo3gdSk.
The panelists included U.S. Senator Mark Warner, Fairfax County Communities of Trust Committee Chair Shirley Ginwright (Federation Appointee), and Roanoke NAACP President Dr. Brenda Hale.
My Take A Ways:
George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 Would hold Accountable the Actions of Police Officers
Doing away with "No Knock Warrants"
Doing away with "Choke Holds" Nationally
My understanding is "Choke Holds" are banned in Fairfax County
Establishing a National Police Misconduct Registry
Mandate Police Officer Racial Bias Training
No longer provide Surplus Military Equipment to Police Departments
Advocates the Use of Police Officer Body Worn Cameras
Making Lynching a Federal Crime
Advocates Investigations into Police Misconduct
Advocates Police to "Serve and Protect"
Limit Police Officer "Maleficence"
Much of the Implementation of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 would fall on States and Local Jurisdictions Commonwealth Attorneys (CAs)
This could be a Potential Issue as CAs are elected Officials and Implementation of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act could vary from State CA to Local CA
Decrease in Funding of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 in 2023
Multiyear Funding of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act needs to continue beyond 2023
Changes are needed at the National and State Level in tracking Bad Police Officers
Qualified Immunity of Police Officers needs to change
Even the Playing Field
Citizens Advisory Panels and/or Citizens Review Panels need to be created Nationally and State Wide and have authority to investigate Police Officer Misconduct
Police Departments do investigate Police Officer Misconduct separately but need to include or involve Citizens Advisory Panels and/or Citizens Review Panels In the process
Question having Police Officers respond to Crises Intervention Calls for Service
Possibly involving Local Mental Health Agency Persons taking Crises Intervention Calls for Service along with Police Officers
Advocating Nationally and Locally Police Officer De-escalation Training to handle Crises Intervention Calls for Service
Work with the Community on this
Advocating "Use of Force" as a Last Resort
Advocating "Bail Reform"
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 202 is a good start to bring about changes Nationally and Locally
No need to wait for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 to be passed — State and Local agencies can make the changes now
Morale of Law Enforcement Officers is at an all-time low
This affects Police Officer Recruitment
Include Police Officers in the discussions affecting Police Officer and Law Enforcement Recruitment
Citizen Police Review Boards need to be in every City and County
Include input from Minorities
Advocating Crises Intervention Training for Police Officers
Reallocating Funds not Defunding Police Departments was the term used by the Panel Members
Advocating the Hiring of more Mental Health Counselors at the Local Level
Advocating the Hiring of more Mental Health Professionals at the Local Level
Future program about FCPD School Resource Officers taking place on August 24th was noted but not discussed by the Panel
The Committee Report for H.R. 7120 (H. Report 116-434) has an extensive amount of information and reforms: i.e.
POLICING TRANSPARENCY THROUGH DATA;
IMPROVING POLICE TRAINING AND POLICIES;
PROHIBITION OF RACIAL PROFILING;
PROGRAMS TO ELIMINATE RACIAL PROFILING BY STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES;
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REGULATIONS AND REPORTS ON RACIAL PROFILING IN THE UNITED STATES;
Additional Reforms, such as:
Training on racial bias and duty to intervene;
Ban on no-knock warrants in drug cases;
Incentivizing banning of chokeholds and carotid holds;
Holding handheld personal communications devices while driving a motor vehicle. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits (i) the reading of any email or text message and manually entering letters or text in such a device as a means of communicating and (ii) holding a personal communications device while driving in a work zone. The bill expands the exemptions to include handheld personal communications devices that are being held and used (a) as an amateur radio or a citizens band radio or (b) for official Department of Transportation or traffic incident management services. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021. This bill incorporates HB 377, HB 387, HB 512, and HB and is identical to SB 160.
This was provided by Delegate Patrick Hope whom Patrick Smaldore has known since his days in Arlington County
Patrick Smaldore and Dean Sherick
Public Safety Committee Co-Chairs
The Fairfax County Police Department takes domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse very seriously. Abusers may use this crisis to find additional ways to exercise control and power over their victims.
If anyone at risk or if you know someone at risk of danger, you can call or text 911 or call 703-691-2131 (the non-emergency line).
For the Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Hotline call: 703-360-7273.
For the Child Protective Services Hotline call: 703-324-7400.
The UAS program provides relevant high quality imagery, data and customized geospatial solutions using unmanned aircraft in a responsible and transparent manner to maintain the public trust.
About the UAS Program — Drones can operate in many types of environments (natural or manmade), or other critical incidents which might be hazardous to the safety of first responders or others. The program provides:
a unique, viable, safe, versatile, supplemental tool for incident commanders and first responders.
a cost benefit compared to manned aircraft.
a viable, safe, and supplemental asset to other manned aircraft assets.
Though UAS are not a replacement for manned aircraft that have a different set of capabilities, for some missions UAS provide first responders with a tool that can access areas where manned aircraft cannot fly due to weather or other safety regulations.
Unwanted Robocalls are a nuisance as well as a source of criminal efforts to scam vulnerable older adults.
In the 116th U.S. Congress, 24 separate bills have been introduced (but not passed into law) that focus on reducing illegal robocalls. These include Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (HR 946) to stop abusive robocall practices and the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act (S. 151). The later bill would require service providers to adopt technology to authenticate phone calls before they reach consumers' phones and charges the FCC with implementing more rules around consumer protection.
Several telecommunication and technology companies offer customers various approaches to blocking robocalls, but the options may not apply to all types of robocalls and phone types, may cost money, may have limited effectiveness, or may require consumers to take actions to opt in to use the service.
The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Association will focus on the Fairfax County Independent Police Auditor and the Fairfax County Civilian Review Panel at its Thursday, 20 December, Public Safety Program
Richard Schott, Fairfax County Independent Police Auditor
Anna Northcutt, Member, Fairfax County Police Civilian Review Panel
The Independent Police Auditor monitors and reviews police department investigations
into use of force incidents (including officer involved shootings) which result in death or serious injury; in-custody deaths; and use of force incidents which are subject of a
public complaint. For more information about the Fairfax County Independent Police
Auditor, please visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/policeauditor/
Police Civilian Review Panel
The nine-member Police Civilian Review Panel's mission is to enhance police
legitimacy and to build and maintain trust between the citizens of Fairfax County, the
Board of Supervisors, and the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) by reviewing
certain FCPD investigations to ensure the accuracy, completeness, thoroughness,
objectivity and impartiality of the investigation. For more information about the
Fairfax County Police Civilian Review Panel, please visit
The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations Education and Public Safety committees
invite you to a
Restorative Justice and Alternative Accountability Program Panel Presentation
7:30 P.M., Thursday, 17 May 2018
Mason Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale VA 22003
The Program will be on the Fairfax County Public Schools "Restorative Justice and Accountability Program (APP) Panel". Restorative justice is based on a set of principles for responding to harm and wrongdoing that is victim-centered and focuses on offender accountability to those who were harmed, and to the laws or rules that were broken. The AAP is a multi-agency collaboration to reduce the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system in Fairfax County. Panel Members will be from the Fairfax County Police, Schools, Juvenile Courts, Neighborhood and Community Services and Northern Virginia Mediation Services (NVMS), a local non-profit. For more information please visit the Alternative Accountability Program website.
The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations with the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, the Great Falls Citizens Association, and the McLean Citizens Association
invites you to a
Public Safety Preparedness Program
7:00 P.M., Wednesday, 11 April 2018
American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean VA 22101
Presentations will include:
"Keeping the Doors open after a disaster" -- Business Continuity Panel featuring McLean Insurance Agency, Red Lion, and Continuity Dynamics, Inc.
"Resilience: At Home and Work"
presented by Avery Church and Grelia Steele, Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management
"Ready NOVA: Preparedness planning for businesses in the Northern Virginia" presented by Tim Butters, Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)
"FBI Private Sector Engagement: Protecting the U.S. Economy and National Security Through a Strong Partnership" presented by J. Michael Talbot, Special Agent, Private Sector Coordinator, FBI Washington Field Office
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Explorer Post 1949 was established in 2005 and is operated under the direction of a uniformed Program Manager with oversight from the Chief Training Officer. The primary mission of the post is to allow young men and women between the ages of 14 to 20 the opportunity to learn about a career in fire and rescue. The post also serves as a constructive means for explorers to serve their community, build leadership skills, and avoid delinquent behaviors that endanger today's youth.
The Fairfax County Police Department Explorer Posts 1742, 2252 and 505 are youth run programs open to young people ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) to 20 with an interest in learning more about careers in law enforcement. The programs provide opportunities to learn about law enforcement, serve the community through public service, and teach important life skills such as leadership, public speaking, and self-confidence.
FRD and FCPO Explorer Posts members will be present to repond to questions.
Learn about this non-profit that provides direct services to child victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse in Fairfax County. The center is designed to reduce the trauma experienced by child abuse victims as they navigate the legal, investigative and social service systems following an allegation of abuse. SafeSpot is a public-private partnership with Fairfax County Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, The Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and the Community Services Board.
This is your chance to get the scoop on the issue of police - community relations, currently having both local and national significance. This is an opportunity to questionsof one of the leaders in forging policing policy recommendations for Fairfax County.
Financial scams are prevalent and criminals use a variety of avenues to trick you into giving them your hard-earned money. We discussed woodchucks last week, home repair or lawn care scammers who go door to door in your neighborhoods.
Phone scammers often prey upon your emotions and commonly utilize threats and intimidation to scare you, overwhelming concern and anxiety for the welfare of a loved one and/or a perceived position of authority or special knowledge to have you drop your guard and just trust them, when you otherwise might not.
How the scam generally works:
Phone call goes out to any number of people.
Many will leave a message on your voicemail if you do not answer the phone.
They present their "issue" and advise they need you to pay or give them money.
They ask you to either wire the money to a distant/foreign location or purchase a money or cash card from your local convenience store. If you purchase a cash card, they ask you to call them back and provide the card number and accompanying PIN over the phone.
Many times, they will call again and require more money for some seemingly valid and related reason and continue to call several times until they have exhausted all the victim's funds or the victim realizes they have been defrauded.
Common phone scams. Keep in mind, there are variations of these and types not listed:
Computer Software Service Scams: Claim they are from an IT firm, such as Microsoft, and your computer needs to be fixed or patched immediately. The caller will say it can be done over the phone and request remote access to your computer.
Vehicle Warranty Scams: Claim they are from your automobile's warranty department and you'll lose coverage if you don't renew immediately.
You've won or been specially selected for a prize: Claim you've won or been selected for an award. They ask you for money, stating you'll get far more back. Or say you'll get a free gift if you make a purchase. They will ask for, or want to "confirm," your credit card or bank account info.
Power Company Scam: Claim to be from your power company and threaten to shut off your utilities if you don't pay immediately.
IRS/Legal Action Scams: Claim they are from the IRS, a government agency or a law firm and you owe money. If you do not pay immediately, they threaten the police will show up at your door and arrest you.
Police/Sheriff Scams: Claim they are law enforcement and you have an outstanding criminal warrant. If you do not turn yourself in immediately, you will be arrested. They then advise you can pay bond immediately over the phone to avoid going in or being arrested.
Family Member Critical Emergency Scams: Generally claim they are your teenaged/young adult-aged family member (grandson/daughter, nephew/niece). They tell you they've been arrested, in jail and need money, either for bond or court fees. Will ask you to wire money to a non-existent attorney or bondsman, or possibly to a friend who will pay the alleged fines so they can be released.**The scammer could know your name, your family member's name, nicknames commonly used between you and other accurate details about you and your family (i.e. actual college they attend, state in which the real family is located, etc.)**
How to protect yourself:
If someone threatens a lawsuit or arrest if you do not pay, call the police
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
Scammers play on your emotions to victimize you: Fear, worry, love, excitement, joy, embarrassment and they induce great stress. Do not be pressured by anyone to make a decision
Do not respond to unsolicited telephone offers (or e-mails)
If someone wants to sell you something you didn't plan to buy, say no and hang up
Never give out personal information over the phone; never "confirm" personal info, it is a trick to get it from you
Never pay/give money to someone promising you will get even more money back (or receive a free gift)
Scammers have evolved with technology. They create fake websites, companies and e-mails so when you diligently research who they are, they appear real.
Scammers also spoof their phone numbers so your caller ID will show a real law enforcement or government agency or company phone number. This way, when you research it, you find the number actually does belong to an agency, and drop your guard.
Periodically research common scams online. Many sites such as the FTC, IRS and Federal Communications Commission contain information to help protect you
Talk to your family and friends about these types of scams. Be alert and suspicious when receiving phone calls out of the blue. It may tough when it's a family member on the other end but remember, scammers target your weaknesses and try to catch you off guard or have you drop your guard. For other safety tips and reporting information:http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/financialcrimes/
Disasters, natural and/or man-made, are an
ever-present threat potentially affecting all of our lives. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided Urban Area Security Initiatives (UASI) grants to US communities to educate and prepare their citizens to recover following a disaster. Volunteer Fairfax was awarded a FEMA grant and has been working, in cooperation with the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management, in the training of agencies and volunteers in disaster-recovery efforts. We encourage you to attend these information and training opportunities when held in your District. The events below are taking place in the Dranesville District:
We are calling upon organizations, large and small, to safeguard our community and support disaster recovery efforts by joining the Dranesville District Community Resiliency Group!
The goal of the Community Resiliency Group (CRG) is to create a Fairfax County magisterial district level network of community organizations who come together to communicate about and provide needed resources for their residents after a disaster.
Dranesville District Seminar Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Dranesville District Table Top Exercise Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:00pm - 8:30pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church 8991 Brook Rd, McLean, VA 22102
Attendance to the Seminar and Tabletop Exercise is highly recommended!
Both events are FREE! Dinner included!
Dinner will be served at 6pm and the presentation will begin at 6:30pm.
Strengthen our community by contributing to resiliency efforts. An informed community is a resilient community.
Do you know what to do, if you found yourself in, or near an incident involving "Active Shooters"? Have you heard of "Run, Hide, Fight"?
In the past, the public was cautioned against taking any action and wait for the arrival of police. However, recent tragic events have brought to light the need to change how we would react during "Active Shooters" events.
Chief of Police Col. Edwin Roessler will discuss recommendations from the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission and his projected way ahead. The Chief will answer your questions. The public is invited.
During hurricane season, or any Governor-issued state of emergency for our Commonwealth, please share these sources of emergency information, citizen reporting channels, and safety tips with your association's members.
Drive safely if you plan on traveling
See the US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Hurricane Center for more information about hurricanes - whether any are in the offing or the path of ongoing activity.
Here are some useful resources for you as you weather storms safely:
Use flashlights for emergency lighting instead of candles
Unplug electrical equipment until a steady power supply returns
Practice proper generator and surface heater safety
Leave one light turned on so you know when power is restored
Eliminate unnecessary travel, especially by car. Traffic signals will stop working during an outage, creating traffic congestion. If you come upon a non-working traffic signal, treat each traffic light as a four-way stop, with the driver on the right having the right-of-way. Proceed with caution only when traffic permits and enter intersections only when it is safe to do so, using your turn signals to let other motorists know your intentions
If traffic signals are on flash, treat a flashing red as a stop (treat like a stop sign). For flashing yellow, proceed with caution
Before the storm, make sure that neighborhood storm drains and household rain gutters and outside drains are clear of debris that could block the flow of water
Before the storm, secure or move inside all outdoor objects that wind could capture, such as garbage cans and furniture
The FAA is conducting an outreach program to remind local residents, as well as tourists, that it is ILLEGAL to fly a Drone in the Washington, D.C. area and within a 15-mile radius of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
The FAA states that "... The airspace around Washington, D.C. is more restricted than in any other part of the country. Rules put in place after the 9/11 attacks establish 'national defense airspace' over the area and limit aircraft operations to those with an FAA and Transportation Security Administration authorization. Violators face stiff fines and criminal penalties."
The November Program has been arranged by the Public Safety Committee. The Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management will address Basic Emergency Preparedness by making a plan, having a kit, staying informed, and getting involved.
The next FCPD 75th Anniversary presentation will be held on 11 June. The presentation will be the 2002 Washington area Sniper Task Force Investigation. Time and location: 10am @ the Massey Building A Level conference room. FCPD officers who were involved will be recounting their experiences during that time and it should be very interesting and insightful. If you would like to attend register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2002-washington-area-sniper-task-force-investigation-tickets-15373977982
Residents of Fairfax County are invited to meet Col. Edwin Roessler, the new Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD). Chief Roessler will explain his vision for the future of the FCPD and will talk about the functions of each elements of the Department. His presentation will be followed by a period for Questions and Answers (Q&A).
Chief Roessler began his law enforcement career with the New York City Department of Investigation before joining the Fairfax County Police Department as a patrol officer on July 17, 1989. Roessler has served in every rank up to and including deputy chief.
Prior senior command assignments have included the Internal Affairs Bureau, director of the Criminal Justice Academy, managing the departmentís budget and human resources and leading a Patrol Bureau division that included the Animal Services Division, the Crime Analysis Unit and the construction of the Sully District Station.
In addition to these command assignments, he led efforts that created the Incident Support Services program serving department members and their families, the Athletic Trainer Coordinator program and several other innovative employee support service programs.
Roessler received an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and a graduate degree from George Washington University. During his career, he has graduated from a variety of professional development programs including the Federal Bureau of Investigationís National Executive Institute; National Academy, American Universityís Key Executive Graduate Program; the United States Military Academy West Point Leadership Program; and Leadership Fairfax.
Roesslerís professional affiliations include the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Major Cities Chiefs Human Resource Committee, FBI National Academy Associates and the Society for Human Resource Managers.
There has been a notable increase in door-to-door salespersons who allegedly offer home improvement services (i.e.: roof repairs; new windows; new siding; etc.). Citizens have reported that these salespersons did not seem to have the required Fairfax County identification (license) and appeared to be more interested in finding out times the family may be home, rather than talking about the services offered.
Important Safety Information:
Fairfax County requires peddlers and solicitors be licensed before they solicit door-to-door. Should such a person come to your residence:
Ask for his or her license.
If he/she does not have a valid license, ask him/her to leave.
Close and lock your door.
Immediately call Fairfax County Police (non-emergency) at 703-691-2131 to report the event.
LICENSE: The Fairfax County Solicitor's License is a laminated card that displays the solicitor's photograph, name, and personal information on the front side. The back side of the license displays the solicitor's business information and thumbprints. It is valid for one year from date of issue.
In today's global environment, it is important to stay alert in the event of an emergency. Fairfax County's Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN) delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates during a major crisis or emergency, in addition to day-to-day notices about weather and traffic. Messages will be delivered to all devices you register: email account, cell phone, text pager, satellite phone, wireless device. Please sign up for the CEAN on the county's website to stay alert in the case of an emergency available at CEAN .