News Briefs

Car Seat Inspections Jan. 26

Parents may get their children’s car seats inspected this Thursday, Jan. 26, 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 Feb. 9, at the same place and time.

Opioid Awareness Meeting, Feb. 1

The Fairfax County Police Department has partnered with the Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF) to host an Opioid Awareness meeting Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. This in-person meeting will take place at the CIF office, 5944 Centreville Crest Lane in Centreville. (On the lower level of the Centreville Square Shopping Center).
This discussion will address how opioids are affecting Fairfax County and will explain what resources to combat them are available for the community. A Spanish interpreter will be present for translation. For more information, email

Sock and Underwear Drive for Children

The Fairfax County Police Department is collecting socks and underwear for children in need until Monday, Feb. 6. A collection box is available 24/7 in the lobbies of the Sully District Police Station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly and the Fair Oaks Police Station, 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy. Items may also be mailed to: FCPD c/o PFC Meg Hawkins, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd,, Chantilly, VA 20151. All donations should be new items only.

Sully Historic Site Hosts Black History Month Lecturers
Black History Month is more than just a monthlong observance at the Sully Historic Site. It’s woven into the very history of the house and the people who lived there. Besides the ongoing tours of the home and outbuildings, Sully Historic Site will welcome three guest speakers during February to share their interesting and insightful stories honoring Black History Month. The first lecture is slated for Feb. 4. For more specific information about the topics, speakers and dates of all three lectures, go to

Learn How Local Police Operate

For anyone interested in learning about local law enforcement, the Community Police Academy is designed to give participants a glimpse behind the badge. It will provide information about training, policies, and the many units and divisions within the Fairfax County Police Department. Topics covered will include weapons, driving, neighborhood patrol, crime-scene investigation, use of force and traffic stops. 

Two sessions are being offered – one from March 16-May 20, and the other from Sept. 14-Nov. 18. Applications for both sessions are being accepted now. For more information about the days, times and class requirements – and to apply for either the spring or fall session – go to