West Springfield District Station Weekly Information Bulletin

Due to personnel changes, the weekly section, for some time, will not be updated on a regular basis. You can find current information for the department on our blog at http://fcpdnews.wordpress.com/.

Week of February 1, 2016

MPO Frey and McGruff Phone number:  703-644-5026, TTY 711

Address: 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152

About your Crime Prevention Officer

MPO J.T. Frey is completing his 27th year with the police department. J.T. has been assigned to the West Springfield District Station for his entire career. For 14 years, J.T. was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Section and his primary focus was the investigation of property crimes.

Under J.T.’s direction, the Crime Prevention Section at the West Springfield District Station is focused on Neighborhood Watch training and community education.

The West Springfield District Crime Prevention Office also thanks you in advance for your patience during the budget woes. With the reduction of the Crime Prevention Staff and the elimination of the School Education Officer, we cannot continue to provide presentations and / or public appearances like we have in the past and all elementary and middle school related events, whether public or private have been put on hold . We will continue to focus on our Neighborhood Watch Communities, our liaisons with other homeowners groups and associations, and our partnership with the Citizens Advisory Council. Requests for others activities will be handled on a case by case basis and we will continue to do our best to deliver our services in a timely manner.

Citizen's Advisory Committee Meetings

Next Meeting: March 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm  

Topic/Speaker:  Active Shooter Presentation / LT Brian Ruck - FCPD

Contact: wscacmailbox@gmail.com 


Neighborhood Watch Training

Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Braddock District Supervisor's Office
9002 Burke Lake Road

Sponsored by:  Westwood Manor / Katharines Neighborhood Watch
All are WELCOME!


Car Seat Inspections -  *** Note Changes ***

February 10, 17 & 24
March 2, 16 & 23
5 - 9 p.m. at the West Springfield Station
By appointment only!
To schedule an appointment, please call 703-644-7377, TTY 711 and press 0 at the recording. 

  • If you have two car seats to be inspected, you MUST make two appointments.
  • We ask that you install your car seat(s) using the manufacturer's instructions provided with the seat prior to your appointment, as we provide an inspection/education service, not installation.

View daily Fairfax County crime reports.

Crime Prevention Tips:

The holiday season is upon us and the hustle and bustle of the time makes it one of the busiest seasons of the year.  To protect yourself from injury, and your possessions frome being stolen, it pays to exercise extra caution.  So here are a few tips while shopping:

  • Crowded shopping centers can be lucartive target for thieves.  As a general rule, your best protection is to make theft as difficult as possible.
  • Carrying large sums of cash is bad news.  It's always best to be discrete with your transactions.
  • Never carry more credit cards than you plan to use.  And remember to keep up-to-date records of your credit card numbers in a safe place.
  • A purse is an easy target if carelessly carried or left unattended.  Make every effort to carry your purse on your shoulder or across your body.
  • Keep your wallet safe from pickpockets.  Carrying it in an inside pocket instead of the back of the pants.
  • Lock your valuables in the trunk of your car and out of sight of would be thieves.
  • If possible, coordinate your shopping trips with a friend.  There is safety in numbers and you'll be less likely to become a target.  

Remember:  As always, if you hear or see something, say something!!  Call the non-emergency police number at (703) 691-2131 immediately or 911 if appropriate.


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