Week in Fairfax

Week in Fairfax

Crime Solvers 5K Fundraiser

In partnership with Capital Area Runners, Fairfax County Crime Solvers is hosting its first 5K run fundraiser and needs the community’s support. Residents are encouraged to sign up now to participate in this family-friendly event; everyone is welcome.

It’s slated for Sunday, Aug. 4, at 8 a.m., on Grand Commons Avenue at the Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, off Monument Drive in Fair Oaks. Register at www.capitalarearunners.com/crimesolvers5k.

A nonprofit, Fairfax County Crime Solvers provides an anonymous phone tip line, plus texting and e-mail capabilities to the public, to report criminal information. It pays cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 for tips leading to an arrest and indictment, and the reward money comes through fundraisers such as this 5K.

Fairfax Police Citizens Academy

People wanting to participate in the fourth Citizens Police Academy offered by the City of Fairfax Police Department must submit applications no later than Thursday, Aug. 15. This session will run from Thursday, Sept. 5, through Thursday, Nov. 14. Classes are from 6:30-9 p.m.

The Citizens Police Academy offers a unique opportunity to learn about the role of police and their many functions, services and capabilities. Initiated in 2007 by Col. Richard Rappoport, chief of police, the goal is to produce informed citizens and avoid conflicts caused by a lack of understanding.

Applicants must be a city resident or work in the City of Fairfax, be at least 18 and a U.S. citizen and must pass a police background check. Download an application form at http://www.fairfaxva.gov/Police/Citizen Police Academy.asp. For more information, contact Sergeant Kyle Penman at 703-273-2889.