Learn about Fairfax County’s Public Safety
Fairfax County’s Deputy County Executive of Safety and Security, Tom Arnold, will provide a detailed discussion on the missions and responsibilities of the county’s public-safety agencies and their community connectivity. He’ll do so via a webinar presented by the county’s Communities of Trust, this Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 7-8:30 p.m. Register in advance at http://bit.ly/ffxcopublicsafety23.
Women Can Join Self-Defense Classes
Registration is now open for the Fairfax County Police Department’s November self-defense classes for women. They’ll be held Nov. 7, 9, 14 and 16, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the county Criminal Justice Academy in Chantilly, and participants must attend all four nights.
Women will learn essential crime-prevention and personal-safety information followed by hands-on, self-defense practice. Classes are free, but registration is required at https://bit.ly/3S3vjMc. If the classes are full, keep checking the link, in case someone cancels. Participants ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian.
Car Seat Inspections, Nov. 9
Parents may get their children’s car seats inspected on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 5-8:30 p.m., outside the Sully District Police Station. It’s at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants should install the child safety seat themselves, so the inspection can be performed. The seat will be properly re-installed, if necessary, and parents will be taught how to install the seat properly, in the future. Everyone is eligible. Another car-seat inspection is scheduled for Dec. 14, at the same place and time.
Two Wild Animals in Centreville Have Rabies
The Fairfax County Health Department has identified a rabid raccoon and a rabid skunk in residential areas near Pleasant Valley Road, north of Route 29, in Centreville. Residents in the Centreville/Bull Run area are advised to steer clear of wild animals and report any animal attacks to the Health Department’s Rabies Program at 703-246-2433, TTY 711. Anyone who may have come into contact with any wild animals between Sept. 19 and Oct. 14 are also encouraged to call this number.