Franconia Welcomes a New Commander


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 711. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 08/02/12
Contact: Brooke Wright / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: New Commander

 Franconia Welcomes a New Commander

Photo of Captain Baumstark

            Captain Jim Baumstark assumed his role as Commander of the Franconia Station on July 28, 2012.  Captain Baumstark has been with the department for 22 years and returns to the Franconia District, where he served as a Sergeant in patrol 12 years ago.

            Captain Baumstark has served the police department in a variety of capacities.  He began his career patrolling the West Springfield District and then Mount Vernon District.  His supervisory assignments have included Mount Vernon Bike team, Technical Services Bureau, Information Technology Bureau and the Chief’s Office of Research and Support.

            Before his promotion to Captain, Baumstark served as Assistant Commander at the McLean District Station and then in the Major Crimes Division of the Criminal Investigation Bureau.  After obtaining the rank of Captain, he was assigned to the Chief’s Office and worked on the county’s FOCUS project.

            When asked about his new assignment, Captain Baumstark stated, “Commander of the Franconia Station is a great assignment. I am excited to be back at Franconia Station after 12 years and I am looking forward to working with all the officers assigned here and interacting with the citizens in the community.”    


To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 711






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