Officer of the Second Quarter Award


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 711. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 09/26/12
Contact: Officer Brooke Wright/ 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: Officer of the Quarter


Officer of the Second Quarter Award

Photo of Detective Bestick 

            Detective Matthew Bestick has been selected as the Franconia District Officer of the Second Quarter. He will be recognized by the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) on October 17.

            In the spring of this year, CVS pharmacies in Springfield and Annandale were suffering losses of merchandise at the hands of a serial thief who would later sell his goods in Washington D.C. Detective Bestick identified the series and began sending out surveillance photos to other area jurisdictions for identification. An officer in Arlington County was able to identify the suspect, who then was found to be stealing from stores in their jurisdiction as well.

            Detective Bestick obtained arrest warrants for the suspect, who was apprehended with stolen items in his car. Area agencies have linked the suspect to ten larcenies totaling thousands of dollars in loss.   

            This case is a perfect example of how a good detective coordinates teamwork across jurisdictional boundaries. Detective Bestick was able to stop a professional thief and protect businesses in our and in other jurisdictions.




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






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