Chief's Page

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr. ,
Chief of Police

Fairfax County Police General Orders

VOLUME I ADMINISTRATION

FOREWORD
DECLARATION
DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT, COMMUNITY POLICING DEFINITION, DEPARTMENTAL GOALS
ORDERS
DEFINITIONS

001 Ethics and Integrity

002 Revisions to the Manual of Regulations and General Orders

100 ORGANIZATION

Organization Chart

200 REGULATIONS

201 General Responsibilities
202 Prohibited Activities
203 Prisoner Care and Custody
204 Administrative Activities
205 Orders
206 Equipment

300 PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

301 Internal Investigations

DISCIPLINE

310.1 Oral Reprimand/Verbal Counseling
310.2 Disciplinary Actions and Appeals
310.3 Grievance Procedures for Sworn and Civilian Employees

UNIFORMS/PERSONAL APPEARANCE

320.1 Inspections
330 Reporting Personal Injuries
331 Restricted Duty
340 Non-Regular Employment
360 Standby Duty/Take-Home Vehicles

400 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

401 Media Relations Bureau
402 Release of Information

DEPARMENTAL PROGRAMS

430.2 Police Cadets
430.3 Ride Along Program
430.4 Incident Support Services
430.6 Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)
430.8 In-Car Video Program

ADMINISTRATION OF INVESTIGATIONS

440.2 Serious or Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program
440.3 Polygraph Examinations/Criminal Investigations
440.5 Investigative Hypnosis Procedures
440.6 Custody of Prisoners Assisting in Investigations

 

VOLUME II – OPERATIONS

500 OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES

OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONS GENERAL

501.2 Investigative Responsibilities
501.3 Use of Speed Measurement Devices
501.4 Chainsaw Safety Program
501.5 Court Procedures
501.7 Criminal Investigations Involving Personal Computers as Evidence
502 Normal Vehicle Operations
503 Response Driving of Police Vehicles
504 Vehicle Pursuits
505 Vehicle Stopping Techniques
506 Police Vehicle Crashes
507 Vehicle Escorts
508 Special Purpose Vehicles

RESPONSE TO SELECTED SITUATIONS

520.1 Response to Alarms
520.3 Hostage/Barricaded Person
520.4 Impoundment or Seizure of Motor Vehicles
520.5 Control at Crime/Civil Disaster Scenes
520.6 VIP Protection Policy
520.7 Bias Crime Policy
520.8 Response to Mobile Security Devices
520.9 Limited English Language Proficiency
520.10 Asset Forfeiture/Money Laundering Unit/Seized Vehicle Processing Fee

SPECIALIZED UNITS

530.1 Canine Operations
530.2 Police Helicopter Operations
530.3 School Crossing Guards
530.4 Bicycle Patrol
530.5 Parking Enforcement Officials
530.6 Gang Investigation Unit
530.7 Crime Analysis Unit
530.9 Auxiliary Police
530.10 Language Skills Support Unit
530.11 Volunteer Traffic Control Program
530.12 Crime Prevention Unit

USE OF FORCE

540 Use of Force

 

600 ENFORCEMENT ISSUES

601 Arrest Procedures – General
601.1 Misdemeanor Arrest/Summons Release
601.3 Arrests at Certain Facilities
601.4 Domestic Incidents & Protective Orders
601.5 Service, Investigation and Arrests at County Public School Facilities
601.6 Arrest of Adult Students Attending Public Schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia
601.7 Vehicle Traffic Stops and Checkpoints

ARREST, DETENTION SPECIFIC

602.1 Arrest and Detention for Shoplifting
602.3 Hospital Guard Details

POLICE CITIZEN CONTACTS

603.1 Individuals Recording Police Activity
603.2 Assistance to Abused or Neglected Children
603.3 Emotionally Disturbed Persons Cases
603.4 Police Citizen Contact

JUVENILE

605.0 Juvenile Procedures

PROPERTY AND EVIDENCE

610.1 Custody of Property
610.3 Search Warrant Procedures