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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.
Opioid Awareness and Response
Opioids (also sometimes called narcotics) are powerful substances related to chemicals found in the opium poppy plant. Some opioids are used medically for pain relief, but an overdose can cause respiratory depression (your breathing becomes slow or stops) and death. 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.
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.