Our Fairfax County Police officers are committed to fighting crime and getting dangerous guns and drugs off the streets of Fairfax County. Last week in the Woodlawn area of the Mount Vernon Police District, officers assigned to the Neighborhood Patrol Unit conducted a traffic stop which resulted in the recovery of 3 loaded guns, 2 with extended magazines, 73 pills suspected to be illegal narcotics, and over $2,000 in cash. Two adults and one juvenile were arrested. I know we are all proud of the hard work our officers do every day to keep dangerous drugs and weapons out of our County and our District.
The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) has also launched Zencity’s Blockwise, a new public survey tool used by dozens of leading police departments around the country, to understand local concerns, attitudes and trust in police officers. The tool will enable FCPD to holistically understand local neighborhood safety issues, enhancing their responsiveness to community priorities. The survey will gather responses from residents in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese Urdu, Telugu, and Amharic, to assist FCPD in obtaining public sentiment about the FCPD as well as feelings about crime and the fear of crime.
FCPD is committed to keeping our residents, commuters and visitors safe. Through increased police presence, soon to be added area community responder health team support and effective engagement with our community FCPD works to deter and change unlawful behaviors to keep Fairfax County a safe place to live, work, learn and play. Connect with the officers and commanders of the Mount Vernon Police Station at several upcoming community events to stay informed about the great work going on throughout the district.
This week, Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Gum Springs Community Center. This is a great way to stay informed about crime in the district, learn something new from the alternating guest speaker, and address any questions or concerns you have directly to the crime prevention team and the station commanders.
Coffee with a Cop: Monday, June 12 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Starbucks (7511 Richmond Highway). Always a great way to meet the officers who work at the station.
It is never too early to sign up for National Night Out! We are hoping to have a record-breaking participation in this year’s National Night Out festivities across Fairfax County and here in the Mount Vernon District. Whether it’s a simple ice cream party or an all-out festival, National Night Out is an opportunity to gather with your neighbors, get better acquainted and talk about issues or common concerns. By participating, you get to have fun, get to know your police and public safety team, heighten crime prevention awareness and send the message that your neighborhood is focused on keeping crime out! Complete the form below to register for NNO so TEAM MVD and our local police officers can visit your neighborhood! https://form.jotform.com/FCPD/nno-2023-registration