County’s Sheriff’s Office Is Recruiting.

06.26.24 CNG Ready

Fairfax County Police Department  and Sheriff’s Office

 The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting deputy sheriffs.

 The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for positions as Deputy Sheriff with a $15,000 hiring bonus. According to the office, upon the date of Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy graduation, “All new Deputy Sheriffs are assigned to a Confinement squad in the Adult Detention Center on a shift for approximately 12 weeks where you shadow the deputy, work calls together and ultimately be evaluated at the end of the training period. Upon successful completion of the Field Training period, you will be assigned to a shift where you will work either a fixed-day schedule, beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m., or a fixed-night schedule, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 7 a.m.”

<1b>— Mercia Hobson

 The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing School Boundary Adjustment Policy 1830. The board's final decision may ultimately change which school a student attends.


On Tuesday, June 25,  the Great Falls Citizens Association submitted a second letter to the Fairfax County School Board requesting a pause in the process to allow for community engagement and information sharing concerning the School Boundary Adjustment Policy 8130  currently being considered by the school board. According to GFCA, “a draft policy was approved by a subcommittee which has been forwarded to the board for action. The board meets Tuesday, June 25, 2024 to determine its next course of action.”  The GFCA letter is available at



 New mulch goes down at Bready Park in the Town of Herndon. Town of Herndon Parks announced that the following parks are undergoing improvements with mulch replacements: June 25-Bready; June 26- Cutter Mill; and June - Haley M. Smith, Harding, and Trailside. Sand placement occurs at  Haley Smith on June 26 and June 27.


McLean, Vienna, Fairfax and Falls Church

Crossing guards needed; apply

Fairfax County police department needs school crossing guards for McLean, Vienna, Fairfax and Falls Church. Minimum qualifications are any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state education department. “The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7 percent of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity,” states the job description. Applications opened June 22, and the listing closes on July 5.  To apply, visit


Starting Saturday, June 29, Reston Regional Library will be closed for about ten weeks for renovations. Please pick up your holds before then. Watch this video at to learn more about the renovations.


Springfield and Across the County

 Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity, Springfield District, reminds everyone that National Night Out returns on Aug. 6  to Fairfax County. All district stations are sharing information about the event to encourage participation. Support the county’s police officers and sheriff’s deputies by signing up to host an event, cookout, ice cream social, light on campaign, and the like in your local community at



Tiny Crime Fighters With Wings: Bees Go to Work on a Virginia ‘Body Farm

By studying bees and their honey near decomposing human tissue, researchers at @georgemasonu hope to give crime scene investigators a new tool for finding the hidden dead.




The Town of Vienna is making history with Vienna's first "Liberty and the Press" panel on  Wednesday, June 26. To commemorate Liberty Amendments Month and the 14th Amendment, local journalists and historians will discuss the role and impact Black newspapers have played in American history. Register at and then“ head to the Vienna Community Center at 6:30 p.m. on  6/26 for this ‘headline-making; event,” according to a Facebook post by the Town of Vienna VA-Government.

<1b>— Mercia Hobson


All children under 18 are eligible for no-cost breakfast and lunch this summer through FCPS.

 Supervisor Dan Storck (Mount Vernon) reposted an announcement by FCPS that during summer break, no-cost breakfast and lunch are available to all children 18 years of age and younger at FCPS sites across the county through Aug. 16 through its Summer Meal Service Progam.  Meals are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit