Learn about Fairfax County’s Public Safety

Learn about Fairfax County’s Public Safety

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.