The State of NoVa: Police

Posted at 05:07 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Fairfax County launches search for police chief

Waited until fire search was done; Edwin Roessler now acting chief.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:07 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  Fairfax County, Va., Fairfax County Police Department, Edwin Roessler, David Rohrer, Jim Morris

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 03/19/2013

New Prince William police chief Stephan Hudson wants to expand, diversify his force

Stephan Hudson takes over in P.Wm., John Clair in Quantico

By Tom Jackman  |  11:26 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Police | Tags:  Stephan M. Hudson, John Clair, Prince William County Police Department, Quantico Police Department

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Alexandria, Prince William residents step up to help fallen police officers and their families

Fundraisers held for officers Peter Laboy and Chris Yung

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  Peter Laboy, Chris Yung, Long Dinh, Junius Walker, Alexandria, Va., Prince William County, Va., Fairfax County, Va.

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Vienna names Jim Morris, current acting chief of Fairfax County, to head Vienna Police Department

His departure opens up the competition for top Fairfax job.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Police, Fairfax County | Tags:  Jim Morris, Vienna, Va., Vienna Police Department, Fairfax County Police Department

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Vienna police chief Robert Carlisle to step down

He’s the third municipal police chief in Fairfax area to retire this year.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:36 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Police | Tags:  Robert Carlisle, Vienna Va., Vienna police

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Mary Gavin takes over Falls Church police dept., becomes second female chief in Northern Virginia

Former deputy chief succeeds Harry Reitze, who is retiring.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:24 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, Police | Tags:  Mary Gavin, Falls Church, Falls Church police

Posted at 01:14 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Fairfax Police Chief David Rohrer posts farewell video

After 32 years as a cop, becomes Deputy County Executive.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:14 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Government, Police | Tags:  David Rohrer, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Fairfax police Chief David Rohrer stepping down: A look at his legacy and possible successors

Will he get a new HQ built? Who will take his place?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:17 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  David Rohrer, Fairfax County, Fairfax County police

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Fairfax County crime hit all-time low in 2011

Even as the population grows, crime in the region’s biggest county plummeted to record depths.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Crime, Police | Tags:  Fairfax County crime, crime statistics

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Charges dismissed in Falls Church spa case

A woman charged with running an unlicensed massage parlor after an assault had the charges dismissed.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, Police | Tags:  Falls Church, Falls Church police, Venus and Mars Spa, Lien Tran

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/07/2012

New Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman makes fast progress after taking office

The former DEA agent installs a new command team, moves quickly on consolidating jail, improving operations.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Police | Tags:  Mike Chapman, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Herndon makes Maggie DeBoard NoVa’s first woman police chief

Maggie DeBoard moves over from Fairfax County, where she was deputy chief.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Police | Tags:  Maggie DeBoard, Herndon police

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Fairfax police sued in David Masters shooting

A wrongful death suit was filed on behalf of the unarmed man killed by a Fairfax officer, but the dead man’s ex-wife and stepdaughter say it was done without their knowledge or consent.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:59 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police, Courts | Tags:  David Masters, Jon Shields, Virginia

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Ashley’s Law: The rest of the story

The death of Ashley McIntosh in 2008 set her mother, Cindy Colasanto, on a journey with crushing lows, gradual highs and then a remarkable accomplishment: a new Virginia law

By Tom Jackman  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, Police | Tags:  Ashley McIntosh, Cindy Colasanto, Virginia

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 07/26/2011

In Mt. Vernon, Gov. McDonnell signs ‘Ashley’s Law’

The death of Ashley McIntosh, in a car crash with a Fairfax County police cruiser in 2008, spurred a new law governing how emergency responders may enter intersections with a red light.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:27 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  Ashley's Law, Cindy Colasanto, Virginia

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Fairfax state trooper is first woman promoted to major

Captain Tracy S. Russillo, who has overseen the Fairfax division of the state police for the last three years, will be the first woman to hold the rank of major in the department’s 79-year history.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:47 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  Tracy Russillo, Virginia

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Fairfax County planning new $176M police, fire HQ

Fairfax officials want to construct a new police and fire headquarters near the current government center, and to then demolish the current Massey Building headquarters.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police, Firefighters | Tags:  Fairfax police fire headquarters, Virginia

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Fairfax police fire officer in David Masters killing

Officer David Scott Ziants, who shot and killed the unarmed motorist David Masters on Route 1 in 2009, was fired for violating the Fairfax police policy on use of deadly force.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:59 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Crime, Mental Health, Police

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Lanigan update: Fairfax Chief Rohrer issues statement

Fairfax County Police Chief David M. Rohrer sent out a statement to his department Thursday strongly defending his detectives in the case of Centreville schoolteacher Sean Lanigan, accused and then acquitted of molesting a 12-year-old student.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:49 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  Sean Lanigan, David Rohrer, Virginia

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Sean Lanigan: The rest of the story (Vol. 1)

In the wake of Sunday’s story about the saga of Fairfax County school teacher Sean Lanigan, here are more details about the case including new photos of the gym equipment room where Lanigan was falsely accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Centreville, Fairfax County, Schools, Police | Tags:  Sean Lanigan, Nicole Christian, Virginia

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 04/25/2011

NoVa police learning to deal with rapid rise in autism

With autism rapidly rising, NoVa police officers have to recognize the signs of autism and defuse problems.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:34 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Police | Tags:  Autism training, Virginia

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/22/2011

What role did NoVa cops play in Charlie Sheen Motorcade Conspiracy?

Were NoVa cops involved in the Charlie Sheen Motorcade Conspiracy? Apparently not.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Police, Nightlife | Tags:  Charlie Sheen Motorcade Conspiracy, Virginia

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Fairfax officers pull woman from burning car

Three Fairfax County police officers saved the life of a woman by pulling her from a burning car shortly before it exploded last week.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:56 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  Fairfax County police, Virginia

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Fairfax police train for mental health situations

Fairfax County police officers are receiving training in how to defuse situations involving people in the midst of mental health crises.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  mental health, Virginia

Posted at 05:52 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Arlington police use YouTube to solve DMV brawl

Arlington police created their own news-like interview with an assault victim and posted it on YouTube in hopes of catching the suspect.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:52 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Police, Crime | Tags:  DMV awards, Virginia