McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center
The McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center (MPSTOC) is a model of multi-agency coordination and cooperation. The center is a partnership between Fairfax County and the commonwealth of Virginia that brings multiple agencies and functions together under on roof to enhance the effectiveness of:
- Public safety response.
- Improve traffic congestion management.
- Better manage the response to and recovery from major emergencies.
Tel: 571-350-2100; TTY 711
Address: 4890 Alliance Drive, Suite 2300, Fairfax, Va. 22030
Agencies Housed in the McConnell PSTOC
The Department of Public Safety Communications
(DPSC - the county's 9-1-1 Call Center), which receives and dispatches
all 9-1-1 emergency and nonemergency police, fire and rescue calls in
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM), which
oversees and activates the county's Emergency Operations Center during
emergency incidents. OEM is equipped to receive and transmit Homeland
Security and emergency information to state, regional and federal
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and
Police Department have staff on the operations floor assisting with
specific fire and police dispatching.
The Police Department's Forensics
facility is housed in a separate building connected to the McConnell
Commonwealth of Virginia
Department of Transportation's (VDOT) Northern
Region Transportation Operations Center (TOC) and Signal System.
The TOC monitors traffic and incidents by using cameras and other
information-gathering mechanisms to better manage day-to-day traffic
flow and large incidents.
- The Virginia Department of State Police (VSP) Division 7 communications center, which receives and dispatches all #77 (interstate-related) calls for the Northern Virginia region. Dispatchers from Division 7 will move from their current location on Braddock Road in Fairfax.
Construction History of MPSTOC
A history of the construction of MPSTOC, from artist's renderings to completion.