Four members of the Arlington County Fire Department were honored by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce this month as part of the organization’s annual Valor Awards for first responders. Firefighter/Paramedic Jeremy Tate and Firefighter/EMT Justin Armijo received medals of valor for saving the life of a hiker who had fallen 30-40 feet down a rock […]
Public Safety News
In recognition of Pride Month, the Arlington County Police Department will host Pride with the Police with members of the department’s LGBTQ+ Liaison Team and the Arlington Restaurant Initiative.
The Arlington County Police Department invites community members and organizations to celebrate outdoor National Night Out events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
On Monday, June 14, 2021, Arlington County Police Department’s 23 newest officers graduated from Session 144 of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy.
Police are deploying police resources, to include both visible and non-visible assets, to address an increase in residential burglaries connected to larcenies from auto and auto thefts.
The Police Department has arrested and charged four juvenile suspects following an armed carjacking in the 1200 block of S. Hayes Street.
Police are investigating a shots fired incident which occurred in the Green Valley neighborhood in the early morning hours of June 6, 2021.
On June 4, 2021, the Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz announced his pick for the top law enforcement officer in Arlington County, Chief Charles “Andy” Penn. As Sheriff, I have worked closely with Andy Penn throughout his various roles within the Arlington County Police Department. I have seen firsthand his commitment to being actively engaged […]
Arlington County Manager Appoints New Chief of Police and other Key Posts
During its May recessed meeting, the Arlington County Board authorized a public hearing in July to consider an ordinance to establish a program of police oversight comprised of a Law Enforcement Civilian Review Board and Independent Policing Auditor. Throughout June and July, the Board will consider different models of a Civilian Review Board with the goal of creating a CRB and Independent Policing Auditor function that can enhance community […]