The Arlington County Police Department remains committed to providing essential law enforcement services to our community. Out of an abundance of caution and to help mitigate and reduce any unnecessary exposure and spread of COVID-19, the Police Department has made adjustments to the way certain services are delivered to the public. While the Department remains operational, certain non-essential online and in-person services and/or processes may be delayed or suspended. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Effective Monday, April 13, Police Property and the Office of Records Customer Service will be open to the public during the following hours:
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please note: At this time, we are unable to process new licenses or renewals for taxi cab operators and vendors. There will be a 60-day grace period on expired licenses.
The Arlington County Police Department will divert some non-emergency incidents to the online reporting system. This will help reduce cross contamination within our community while ensuring department maintains a healthy workforce to address emergency calls for service and in-progress crimes. Officers continue to respond to in-progress crimes and emergency calls for service where there is an immediate threat to life, health or property.
The following non-emergency crimes should be reported online:
- Credit card fraud
- Fraud/false pretenses
- Harassing phone call or email
- Identity theft
- Theft from motor vehicle
- Suspicious circumstances
- Vehicle tampering
Precautions During Public Interaction
Arlington County Police Officers are adhering to the advice of the CDC and, whenever possible, practicing social distancing. Reporting parties and witnesses of emergency calls for service may be asked to step outside to speak to responding officers. The public may also observe officers wearing protective gear such as gloves, masks or eye protection to help reduce exposure.
In accordance with Governor Northam’s closure of all DMV customer service centers, the validity of drivers licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, and escort vehicle driver certificates have been extended.
The enforcement of motor vehicle safety inspections has been suspended in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Directive Eight.
Other Service Changes
- Residential Parking Permit (RPP) enforcement has been suspended due to the closure of the Treasurer’s Office public window, effective March 17, 2020. This closure would limit residents in RPP zones from obtaining their permits.
- The Rosslyn Pedestrian Safety Initiative (RPSI) Detail has been suspended effective March 18, 2020 through March 27, 2020 due to a significant reduction in the volume of vehicle traffic.
- The police ride-along program has been suspended.
- Child safety seat inspections have been suspended.
- Bicycle registrations will not be processed until May 1, 2020.