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Fairfax County Police Chief Col. Edwin C. Roessler

The Federation invites you to Meet Col. Edwin C. Roessler, Jr, Chief, Fairfax County Police Department

Residents of Fairfax County are invited to meet Col. Edwin Roessler, the new Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD). Chief Roessler will explain his vision for the future of the FCPD and will talk about the functions of each elements of the Department. His presentation will be followed by a period for Questions and Answers (Q&A).


Chief Roessler began his law enforcement career with the New York City Department of Investigation before joining the Fairfax County Police Department as a patrol officer on July 17, 1989. Roessler has served in every rank up to and including deputy chief.

Prior senior command assignments have included the Internal Affairs Bureau, director of the Criminal Justice Academy, managing the department’s budget and human resources and leading a Patrol Bureau division that included the Animal Services Division, the Crime Analysis Unit and the construction of the Sully District Station.

In addition to these command assignments, he led efforts that created the Incident Support Services program serving department members and their families, the Athletic Trainer Coordinator program and several other innovative employee support service programs.

Roessler received an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and a graduate degree from George Washington University. During his career, he has graduated from a variety of professional development programs including the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Executive Institute; National Academy, American University’s Key Executive Graduate Program; the United States Military Academy West Point Leadership Program; and Leadership Fairfax.

Roessler’s professional affiliations include the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Major Cities Chiefs Human Resource Committee, FBI National Academy Associates and the Society for Human Resource Managers.

Col. Roessler is married and has 3 children.

Excerpts from: Fairfax Times.com; July 30 2013 http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/article/20130730/NEWS/130739906/board-of-supervisors-n&template=fairfaxTimes

This public meeting will be held at 7:30-8:30 pm, on Thursday, 21 November 2013, in the Mason Governmental Center located at 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003.
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Federation Officers and Committee Chairs Toured the Fairfax Emergency Operations Center on 13 March 2013.

To familiarize our new Public Safety Committee Chair, Daniela Cockayne, with some of the county’s emergency response abilities, our 2nd VP, Linda Boone, arranged for a tour of both the co-located Fairfax Emergency Operations Center and the 911 Response Center.

Participating were Eduction Co-Chair Ed Saperstein, 2nd VP Linda Boone, Recording Secretary Ed Wyse, Past President Jeff Parnes (taking the picture), Public Safety Chair Daniela Cockayne and her husband, John. We all appreciated the time and effort of our FEOC tour guide Marcelo Ferreira (third from the right).

Increase in door-to-door salespersons

There has been a notable increase in door-to-door salespersons who allegedly offer home improvement services (i.e.: roof repairs; new windows; new siding; etc.). Citizens have reported that these salespersons did not seem to have the required Fairfax County identification (license) and appeared to be more interested in finding out times the family may be home, rather than talking about the services offered.

Important Safety Information:

    Fairfax County requires peddlers and solicitors be licensed before they solicit door-to-door. Should such a person come to your residence:
  • Ask for his or her license.
  • If he/she does not have a valid license, ask him/her to leave.
  • Close and lock your door.
  • Immediately call Fairfax County Police (non-emergency) at 703-691-2131 to report the event.

LICENSE: The Fairfax County Solicitor's License is a laminated card that displays the solicitor's photograph, name, and personal information on the front side. The back side of the license displays the solicitor's business information and thumbprints. It is valid for one year from date of issue. ]

Solicitors License Front Solicitors License Back

Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN)

In today's global environment, it is important to stay alert in the event of an emergency. Fairfax County's Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN) delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates during a major crisis or emergency, in addition to day-to-day notices about weather and traffic. Messages will be delivered to all devices you register: email account, cell phone, text pager, satellite phone, wireless device. Please sign up for the CEAN on the county's website to stay alert in the case of an emergency available at CEAN .

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