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

MPSTOCFairfax County

  • 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 county.

  • 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 partners.

  • 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 PSTOC.

Commonwealth of Virginia

Construction History of MPSTOC

 A history of the construction of MPSTOC, from artist's renderings to completion.


BOS and Elaine McConnell
In October 2008, the McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting by members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, local and state dignitaries, and the center's namesake, former Fairfax County Supervisor Elaine McConnell. View images of the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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