In 1997, as gang related incidents began to occur more frequently, the police department formally targeted youth gang crime as a priority. At that time, the police department instituted the gang investigations unit. This unit was the first of its kind in the Northern Virginia area and continues to serve as a resource for information and training to other regional law enforcement agencies. Fairfax County's gang unit has 11 full-time sworn personnel dedicated to investigating gang activity.
To report suspected gang activity in Fairfax County call 703-691-2131 or in an emergency dial 911.