Arlington County Police Department
|Arlington County Police Department|
Badge of an Arlington County Police Department officer
Seal of the Arlington County Police Department
Flag of Arlington County, Virginia
|Common name||Arlington County P.D.|
|Formed||October 1, 1963|
|Annual budget||$58 million|
|Operations jurisdiction||Arlington, Virginia, USA|
|Map of Arlington County Police Department's jurisdiction.|
|Size||26 square miles (67 km2)|
|Legal jurisdiction||Arlington County|
|Governing body||County of Arlington|
|Headquarters||Arlington County, Virginia|
The Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) is the primary law enforcement agency servicing 207,627 people within 26 square miles (67 km2) of jurisdiction within Arlington County, Virginia.
The ACPD was created on February 1, 1940 as the Arlington County Division of Police with Harry Woodyard as the first Chief of Police. It assumed its current name on October 1, 1963 after a departmental reorganization.
On February 1, 1940, the first Arlington County policing department was formed, under the name of the "Arlington County Division of Police". A few years later, the first ACPD auxiliary force was created.
In 1960, Arlington County Police arrested people for violating Virginia's segregation laws.
In 1963, the agency assumed its present name.
Since the establishment of the Arlington County Police Department, 7 officers have died in the line of duty, the most recent in 2016 as a result of an illness caused by the September 11 attacks of 2001.
Chief of Police
The Chief of Police as of August 2017 is M. Jay Farr. He was appointed by the County Manager in 2015.
The ACPD offers the following services:
- Residential Premises Security Survey
- Commercial Premises Security Survey
- Operation Identification Information
- Neighborhood Watch Information
- Crime Prevention Literature
- Program Presentation to a Group
Special operations section
- Auxiliary Officer Unit
- Crisis Negotiation Unit
- Crossing Guard Unit
- Parking Enforcing Unit
- Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit
- Traffic Unit
- Internal Affairs
Fleet and Equipment
|Vehicle||Country of origin||Type||Notes||Picture(s)|
|Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor|| United States (origin)
|Cruiser||Second generation model.|
|Ford Police Interceptor||United States||Cruiser||Sixth generation model.|
|Mobile command center||RV/bus|
ACPD equips their officers with Smith & Wesson M&P15 semiautomatic rifles chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO. These rifles are often equipped with red dot sights, weapon mounted lights, 30 round magazines, and slings. The department issued sidearm is a Glock22 or the smaller Glock 23 depending on the hand size and personal preference of the officer. These guns are loaded with .40 S&W Hollow-point bullet. However, as the FBI switches to the 9×19mm Parabellum, ACPD is planning to do the same and may soon begin equipping its officers with the Glock 17 or Glock 19, both chambered in 9mm. Previously, officers had the option of carrying 12 gauge Remington Model 870 shotguns, but these are being phased out by the AR-15 rifles. Officers can also carry backup weapons in addition to their issued sidearm, provided that their backup weapon is chambered for .380 ACP or greater. For less than lethal options, officers are equipped with Baton (law enforcement) and TASER X2 Defender tasers.
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- Smith, Leef (18 April 1997). "Arlington Officer Under Investigation". Washington Post. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
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- "Arlington County Police Department". Archived from the original on January 24, 2001. Retrieved May 26, 2019.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
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