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Public Safety Committee

What We Do

The Public Safety Committee monitors proposals before the Board of Supervisors or its committees to establish, expand, or reduce programs of the police and fire departments and proposals to expand or alter the physical facilities of those departments.

To see what we have done since 2013, click here

Coming Up

Hybrid Federation Membership Meeting and Public Safety Program

In-person and Virtual
Thursday, November 16

(note this is the THIRD Thursday, not the usual fourth Thursday)

At the Mason District Government Center
6507 Columbia Pike
, Annandale, VA  22003

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  Meeting ID: 856 3934 9848
  Passcode: 360916
  Join via Phone: 301 715 8592
  Meeting ID: 856 3934 9848
  Passcode: 360916



+ Tonight's program is to advocate for and promote Youth Safety

+ Presenters will articulate community engagement that focuses on Youth programs like mental health, harm reduction and promotion of recovery from addition, and IT safety practices

+ The Fairfax County Community Services Board will provide a Narcan Training for in-person attendees

Patrick Smaldore
, FCFCA Public Safety Committee Chair

Lourdes Venes
, Public Safety Member


Kelly Rankin

LCSW, CSAC, Fairfax County Public Schools Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist


Brian Cramer

Special Agent, FBI

Washington Field Office, CR-23

Desk: 703-686-6038 | Cell: 202-503-7057


Shane Dana

Special Agent, FBI

Mark Atwood

Chairman, Chris Atwood Foundation

6:30 pm - Welcome & Announcements

6:35 pm - Ice-cream social in remembrance of Flint Webb (tribute can be found here)
Past Federation officer and long-time Chairman of the Environment Committee
Everyone welcome

7:00 pm - Meeting and Program
 (Full Agenda)


For committee-specific inquires, contact our Chair, listed HERE.

Recent Actions

Resolution on Increased Funding for Fairfax Police (April 28, 2022)

The Federation's Public Safety committee proposed, and the board approved, a committee resolution to the Fairfax County Board to Increase funding for the Fairfax County Police Department for eventual approval by the Federation Membership on April 28th.

Under the advice of the Federation Budget Committee this resolution was not included in the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Association Letter and Resolution on the Fairfax County FY 2023 Advertised Budget

The member-approved resolution was forwarded to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The Federation received the following reply from Board Chair, Jeff McKay

Thanks so much for sharing the Federation's resolution with me and for all you do for our community.

I couldn't agree more, which is why the budget I unveiled last week did include targeted compensation adjustments for our lower ranking public safety officials. This was in addition to the full compensation increases for all employees that were already included.

Specifically, my budget included $6.1 million to advance employees in the Police Department, Fire and Rescue Department, and Office of the Sheriff one additional step on their respective pay plans. To qualify, employees must have been hired on or before June 30, 2021, have received a satisfactory performance evaluation, and be a uniformed public safety employee on the O, F, or C pay scales. This adjustment, which targets job classes that have seen higher level of resignations, almost exclusively benefits employees at the first two ranks in their respective departments. In total, uniformed employees who qualify for this adjustment, as well as a step or longevity increase and the 4.01% market rate adjustment, will see total compensations increase of up to 14.01% in FY 2023.

Thank you again for your advocacy and all you do.


Jeffrey C. McKay, Chairman


Patrick Smaldore
Public Safety Committee Co-Chair

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