Chief Andy Penn invites community members, organizations and businesses to join him at a series of Community Conversations with the Chief throughout Arlington this summer.
Dedicated to the Community
The Arlington County Police Department wants the community it serves to have pride in its police department. It is our goal to proactively police our neighborhoods to prevent crime. We are committed to building strong partnerships with the community and to communicate effectively to ensure the public’s trust. Our dedication to fighting crime and improving the quality of life in Arlington County includes maintaining the safety of the millions of visitors that visit the Washington Metropolitan area each year. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, and feel free to contact our department with any questions, comments or concerns. We strongly encourage you visit our Facebook or Twitter page to keep abreast of current events.
Our Commitment to You
Each day, our agency strives to provide professional law enforcement services to the Arlington community. Learn more about how we work to engage the community, build a diverse workforce, train our officers to de-escalate situations, and ensure accountability and transparency.
The role of Arlington County law enforcement is to keep our community safe, not to enforce federal immigration laws. The Arlington County Police will continue to work with residents, civic associations and others to maintain strong relationships vital to public safety.
Three Key Initiatives
Three key initiatives guide our agency as we we fulfill our responsibilities to the community.
- Transportation Safety
- Community Engagement
- Crime Prevention and Control
Join our Team
Each day officers serve the community with duty, honor and commitment to the safety and security of Arlington County’s residents and visitors. If our values sound like yours, consider a rewarding career in law enforcement.
Opioid Awareness and Response
Opioid use and cases of overdosing continue to rise in Arlington and across the nation. The Opioids Awareness page is intended to help individuals, families, parents and friends understand the risks associated with opioids and learn where and how to get help.