Week in Fairfax

Week in Fairfax

Be Prepared for Hurricanes

Since hurricane season begins June 1, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has recognized May 25-31 as Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Week across Virginia. Accordingly, Fairfax County emergency-management officials encourage all residents to have an emergency kit of supplies on hand. It should start with three days of bottled water and non-perishable food, plus a battery-powered and/or hand-crank radio with extra batteries to hear emergency information. Other items to include are flashlights and extra batteries, a first-aid kit and an extra supply of prescription medicines.

Teen Girls May Explore Law-Enforcement

Rising 10th through 12th grade girls are invited to consider a career in law-enforcement by attending a week-long class this summer. A select group of young girls will learn firsthand about core police functions, such as patrol, K9 and crime-scene investigations. They’ll also discover the importance of having leadership skills, will meet today’s female law-enforcement leaders in Fairfax County and explore what it takes to become a police officer.

This unique opportunity is free but, to be selected, girls must first complete and submit an application and medical form by June 25. In return, they’ll either receive an acceptance letter or be notified that they’re on a wait list.

This class will be held Monday, Aug. 11, through Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Gatehouse Administration Building, 8115 Gatehouse Road in Falls Church. Participants are expected to attend the entire session. For more information, call 703-280-0713 or email CPA@fairfaxcounty.gov. Download an application and medical form at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/topics/0522214fwlle.htm.

Farmers Markets Are Open

Two farmers markets are open for the season in the City of Fairfax. They’ll run through Nov. 1 at the corner of West and Main streets. The Downtown Fairfax Coalition Community Market is held Saturdays, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The Sunday Farmers Market will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 703-642-0128.

City Council Meeting June 10

The next meeting of the Fairfax City Council is set for Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m., at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. in Fairfax.

Board, Commission Vacancies

There are several vacancies on City of Fairfax boards and commissions. Residents interested in serving their community may view the current list of vacancies at https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/city-clerk/serving-on-boards-commissions. For more information, call the city clerk’s office at 703-385-7935.

Citizens Police Academy

People interested in law enforcement and who’d like to learn about the Fairfax County Police Department and meet many of those who serve in it may now do so. They may apply to join the Sept. 11-Nov. 15 session of the Citizens Police Academy. It’s a free, 10-week program put on by the Police Department and is open to people who live or work in this county.

Participants complete some 40 hours of learning to gain a better understanding of and appreciation for police via a combination of lectures, tours and hands-on activities. Topics covered include the 911 Call Center, patrol, traffic stops, Adult Detention Center, gangs, financial crimes and SWAT team.

To apply, go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/services/citizens-police-academy.htm or email CPA@fairfaxcounty.gov.