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November 25, 2014

Media Alert: Incarcerated Mothers Holiday Program

Arlington Detention Center hosts program for moms and their children. Moms and children will participate in holiday activities, and receive gift bags. This event is open to media; prior registration required.
September 08, 2014

Media Alert: Arlington Remembers 9/11

Arlington County Government invites residents to join their neighbors, County officials and first responders to commemorate the lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and express gratitude to all those who responded that day.
Arlington Sheriff Wins Federal Certification for New Jail Safety Standards
August 19, 2014

Arlington Sheriff Wins Federal Certification for New Jail Safety Standards

The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized the Arlington County Detention Facility as the first jail in the National Capital Region to meet national Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The measures were established two years ago by a federal commission.
Arlington County Sheriff's Office Awards Scholarship to Wakefield High Student
May 27, 2014

Arlington County Sheriff's Office Awards Scholarship to Wakefield High Student

The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute, on May 27, 2014 presented Arlington resident Kiana Carter a $1,000 scholarship
Arlington Certifies First Two Commercial Buildings for First Responder Network
April 22, 2014

Arlington Certifies First Two Commercial Buildings for First Responder Network

Chairman Jay Fisette and Arlington’s public safety chiefs today presented Monday Properties (for 1812 N. Moore Street) and Penzance (for 3001/3003 Washington Blvd.) with the County’s first certifications for public safety operable communications within a commercial building. The installation of the First Responder Network enables public safety officials – including fire, rescue, and police – to communicate within the building during any emergency.
December 13, 2013

Update on Deputy Craig Patterson

On December 13, 2013, Deputy Craig Patterson was found guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter.
August 23, 2013

Arlington to Hold Sept. 11 Commemoration Ceremony

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 9:30 a.m. at Courthouse Plaza In recognition of 184 victims at the Pentagon Open to the public ARLINGTON, Va. --- Arlington County will hold a ceremony to commemorate the 184 victims who lost their lives at the Pentagon on ...
June 18, 2013

Arlington County Board Authorizes Joint Venture with MWAA on Firearms Training Facility

The 25-year agreement with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) will provide the Police Department and Sheriff’s Office with a firing range and training facility on the property of Dulles International Airport. The training facility will include two 25-lane, 50-yard open firing ranges, along with a 300-yard rifle deck.
Sheriff Arthur Presents Virginia Sheriffs' Institute Scholarship
June 06, 2013

Sheriff Arthur Presents Virginia Sheriffs' Institute Scholarship

Sheriff Beth Arthur recently presented the Virginia Sheriffs' Institute Scholarship to Arlington resident Elizabeth Dodson, who will be graduating from Washington-Lee High School with a 4.0+ GPA. Elizabeth will attend Longwood University where she will be pursuing a dual major in Criminal Justice and Psychology.
May 22, 2013

Off Duty Deputy Involved Shooting

Early Wednesday morning, May 22, the Arlington County Sheriff's Office was notified by the Alexandria Police Department that an off duty Deputy Sheriff had been involved in a shooting.  The deputy is a 17-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office and has been placed on administrative leave pending Alexandria PD's investigation.
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