Reston Information Bulletin

May 16, 2013


Welcome to the Reston Information Bulletin.  This will be used to send timely information about crime series, crime trends, traffic campaign information, upcoming events and meetings and general police related information for the citizens of the Reston District.

Welcome the new Station Commander, Captain Mike Wall

Please welcome Captain Mike Wall, who joined the Reston District Station on March 9, 2013 following the retirement of Captain Andre Tibbs.  Captain Wall has served with the Fairfax County Police Department for 18 years with previous assignments as the Commander of the Organized Crime and Narcotics Division and Assistant Commander of the Traffic Division and the Mount Vernon District Station.   In addition to his duties at Reston, Captain Wall is a supervisor for the department’s Search and Rescue Team and an advisor for the Fairfax County Police Explorer Post, which mentors young people and teaches them about law enforcement careers. 

Reston Crime Prevention Office

PFC Katy Defoe, Crime Prevention Specialist

Phone number: 703-478-0799, TTY 711

Address: 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190

The Reston District Station will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Click it or Ticket Campaign from May 30-June 2, 2013
Wearing your seatbelt saves lives.  Remember to Click it or Ticket!

Current Crime Trends or Series in the Reston Disrtict

The Reston District Station Criminal Investigation Section has several cases from local fitness clubs involving items stolen from unlocked/unattended lockers.  Please make sure you put a lock on your locker when you are using the gym.

The Reston District, along with several other districts, is seeing a rise in solicitor violations.  Those who choose to peddle goods in Fairfax County door-to-door must first get a solicitors license from the Fairfax County Office of Cable and Consumer Services Regulation and Licensing Branch.  There are a specific set of regualtions and county codes that deal specifically with solicitors.  
Click HERE to learn more about what is being reported to police and how you can help combat unlicensed soliciting.

Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting Dates

Next Meeting: June 20, 2013

Location: 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA

The Neighborhood Watch Coordinators meeting will be held prior to the CAC meeting at 6:30 p.m.


Reston Station Construction Project

On March 25, 2013 construction began on the NEW Reston District Police Station.  Crews are removing trees and clearing ground.  Parking around the building has been signicantly reduced due to the clearing of the grounds. The project is slated to be complete in 2015.

The trees have almost been completely removed around the station, making way for the new building.  Temporary fence has been installed to contain the construction and construction equipment has been working hard to make way for the new Reston District Station.

Progress continues and the footprint of the new building is now visible.  Currently, there is a very tall pile of dirt in front of the station.

Crime Prevention Tips - Spring/outdoor Safety

Please remember:

    Small electronics are huge targets for thieves and they don’t have to be in your car or home to be stolen. 

    If you are going to use your smartphone, tablet or e-reader make sure you take the time to check your surroundings periodically.

    Also, if you have the technology, use it to your advantage and download any kind of tracking application.  That way, if your small electronics do get stolen, they can be tracked.

    As always make sure you don’t leave your electronics in plain view or unattended; Lock them up!

    As we move our activities outdoors, keep in mind your safety is paramount. 

    If you are exercising and wearing earphones, keep the volume down so you can hear what’s around you.

    Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.

    Vary your routine; know several ways to get where you’re going.

    Trust your instincts; if it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.


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If you have any questions, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 703-478-0799, TTY 711. Please share this information with family, friends and community members.


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