Fairfax County is a place where all people feel safe at home, school, work and in the community.
To meet the diverse needs of all residents, Fairfax County must ensure a comprehensive, equitable and inclusive approach to public safety and justice. Building a safe community is more than reducing and preventing injury and crime, it is about investing in strong, vibrant and engaged communities where all people are protected and supported to live lives to their fullest potential.
Residents, employees, and businesses want a community where people can go about their daily lives without fear, or risk of harm. The responsibility to ensure a safe and secure place where all people can thrive is shared across multiple county departments, and must also include the full participation of the entire Fairfax County community.
The proposed strategies in this section seek to promote fair policing and prosecution practices, strengthen the relationship between public safety and the most vulnerable members of our community, reduce reliance on use of force and incarceration, expand prevention and preparedness programs, and enhance transparency and infrastructure.
Indicator: Following Laws and Regulations
Indicator: Timeliness and Quality of Emergency Response
Indicator: Effective and Equitable Administration of Justice
Indicator: Safety-Related Prevention and Preparedness
Indicator: Reliable and Secure Critical Infrastructure
These proposed strategies were developed based on the extensive background work completed by the Countywide Strategic Planning Teams. The Board will determine which strategies will be pursued, as well as when they might be undertaken. This process will be highly flexible and will adapt to respond to community conditions as they evolve over time.
Timeliness and Quality of Emergency Response
Following Laws and Regulations
Safety-Related Prevention and Preparedness
Effective and Equitable Administration of Justice
Reliable and Secure Critical Infrastructure
(return to Countywide Strategic Plan)
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