Commentary: Attend Local Public Safety Meeting

Commentary: Attend Local Public Safety Meeting

This past September I hosted a community meeting on the Board of Supervisors Ad Hoc Police Commission recommendations regarding communications, use of force, establishing an independent auditor and initiating a Police Civilian Review Panel. At the meeting, Chief of Police Ed Roessler, police leaders and officers from Fairfax County presented and engaged with community members about police issues.

Since then, I have met and heard from a number of residents who have had additional public safety questions and concerns. As a result, I am hosting another public safety community meeting on Wednesday, May 31, from 7-9 p.m. at Walt Whitman Middle School Lecture Hall.

Sheriff Stacey Kincaid, Mount Vernon Police Station representatives and other public safety officials will be presenting and responding to questions. Meeting attendees will receive an update on implementation of the police recommendations and learn more about police and sheriff policies and procedures related to handling mental health issues, immigration and undocumented residents and a variety of information on other public safety topics in the Mount Vernon District.

The focus of the meeting will be to answer your questions. I hope you will join me for this opportunity to engage with key public officials and members from the Sheriff and Fairfax County Police Departments. If you want more information, please don’t hesitate to email us at or visit our website at or call us at 703-780-7518. If you are unable to attend, you will still be able to view the meeting live on my Facebook page