ARLINGTON, Va. – The summer season brings many of us outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather at festivals, parks, pools and community events where large crowds of people typically gather. The Arlington County Police Department wants you to have a safe and enjoyable summer and asks that residents and visitors of Arlington County help protect our community by reporting suspicious activity to police for investigation.
There are no known threats to Arlington County, however, the public is encouraged to remain vigilant particularly in areas where large crowds of people typically gather such as shopping centers, restaurant districts, religious services, and public transportation hubs to name a few. While we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends, we all have routines that are uniquely our own making you most well-acquainted with what activities may be suspicious in your neighborhood and communities.
Suspicious person(s), items, vehicles, and unattended packages should be reported to the police immediately by calling the Emergency Communication Center at 703-558-2222 or 9-1-1 in an emergency. Tips can also be reported online using the Homeland Security Tip Form. Remember, we all play an important role in keeping our community safe so If You See Something, Say Something® and encourage your friends, family and neighbors to do the same.