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 August 3, 2014

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 24th 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.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Topic/Speaker: The World Police & Fire Games - Summer 2015

Location: 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, Virginia 22152

 

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Topic/Speaker: Community Outreach Liaison for the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management

Location: 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, Virginia 22152

Contact: wscacmailbox@gmail.com 

 

National Night Out is August 5, 2014! Join your friends and neighbors on Aug. 5 and send a loud, clear message to criminals: Don’t mess with us!

Upcoming Neighborhood Watch Training:

   Wednesday, August 13th at 7:30 p.m.
   Robinson High School
   5035 Sideburn Road
   (in the Gold Cafateria)
   Hosted by the Kings Park West Neighborhood Watch

   Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m.
   Pohick Library
   5035 Sideburn Road
   (in the meeting room)
   Hosted by the Edgewater and Orange Hunt Neighborhood Watches

Car Seat Checks
July 10, 31
August 7, 14
September 18, 25
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. 


View daily Fairfax County crime reports.


Dozens of seniors have been victimized by telephone scammers in recent weeks and police are urging residents not to give out, or verify, financial information over the phone.

In the latest scam, victims are receiving calls from someone pretending to be from a utility company, delivery service or sweepstakes. Residents are told their service will be discontinued unless they pay by phone immediately. Frightened at the thought of no heat, power, or phone, for example, victimized seniors provide their account numbers and payment information over the phone.

Additionally, many of the calls are made under the pretense that the information is required to send out important documents such as new health insurance or social security cards.

Typically, these calls arrive during the weekdays. Callers are both male and female; they may speak quickly or with an accent so that it may be difficult to understand what is said. Often, callers know basic information about the victim, including name, age and address. Some potential victims have challenged the callers and the callers became frustrated and hung up.

Police remind residents, particularly older adults and their caregivers, never to provide personal or financial information over the phone. Verify legitimacy of companies requesting funds using phone valid, official phone numbers.

Residents who feel they may have been victimized should make a report at the Fairfax County Police Citizens Reporting System. Learn more about social security fraud

 

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If you have any questions, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 703-644-5026, TTY 711. Please share this information with family, friends and community members.

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