Traffic Enforcement in Franconia Police District


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 03/31/11
Contact: Officer Eddy Azcárate / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: Traffic Enforcement

 Traffic Enforcement in Franconia Police District

                All district stations have officers that focus solely on traffic enforcement and traffic issues in their district. Their primary function is to locate violators of traffic laws and take appropriate action; yes, this usually means issuing a Virginia Uniform Summons, more commonly known as a ticket. They compile data on average speeds and traffic flow then use this information to focus their efforts on gaining compliance by all residents. They may post a traffic sign board or radar display board to remind you to slow down. They may also employ a Ghost Cruiser around the district.

                Here at the Franconia District Station we have Officer J. E. Thompson.  He has strictly worked traffic enforcement for approximately 10 months. He has written over 2,800 citations in that time. That is approximately 280 tickets a month. Officer Thompson is constantly driving throughout the Franconia Police District looking for traffic violations. He uses his LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), more commonly known as a “Laser Radar”, to help identify speeding vehicles.

                Officer Thompson still needs your assistance to identify where people are committing traffic offences. He can be contacted by email at

Master Police Officer Thompson using a LIDAR 

Master Police Officer Thompson using a LIDAR



To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 703-204-2264






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