Here is a great opportunity to enhance your education and give back to the community. The NCU Diversity Matters Scholarship offers 10 recipients one class with no tuition for each class they pay for throughout the duration of their eligible program. This scholarship allows recipients to earn their degrees for half the normal cost of…

There is no better way to connect with children than with a reading program.  The Communities of Trust Committee has initiated a reading program that would include all law enforcement.  Books can be read in a child’s “native” language.  The reading program will be held at community centers, libraries, schools, churches or, wherever we get…

There are some great careers in public safety.  Unfortunately, many of our children are not aware of these careers.  COTC has established an “Education” subcommittee.  Currently this committee is researching the establishment of a Public Safety Academy, within Fairfax County Schools.  This academy will include the Fairfax County police and fire departments, Sheriff’s Office, Federal…

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) recognized the COTC by presenting it with a Partnership Plaque at the September County Board of Supervisors Meeting.  It was presented as a token of appreciation for COTC’s commitment to emergency preparednes.  Because of its leadership and dedication to their mission, OEM was able to reach vulnerable areas of…

Did you know you can track crime related incidents in your neighborhood or anonymously give a crime tip to the FCPD?  In June of 2016, the Fairfax County Police Department entered into an agreement allowing access to CrimeReports.com, a website devoted to increasing community awareness of local police-related events.  CrimeReports.com provides a convenient, web-based platform…

August 1 marks the National Night Out.  Fairfax County had 60+ communities that participated.  This is another opportunity our police and community engage to discuss safety and building positive relationships.  It doesn’t stop here, Public Safety Days are held throughout the county.  If you would like to know how to host a community event, contact…

Communities of Trust Committee hosted its second Public Safety Day of the year in Lorton. This is one way of engaging law enforcement, in a positive way, with the community, especially the children.Thanks to the Sherriff’s Office, FCPD and Fire Department. Here are some highlights.

FAIRFAX, Va., — Fairfax County leaders tried to gain the trust of immigrants by quelling anxieties of deportation and reinforcing their rights, regardless of immigration status, at a public forum Saturday. The forum, conducted primarily in Spanish with a translator available, included Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Sharon Bulova, Police Chief Ed Roessler, as well as…