Fairfax County at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
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Full-time law enforcement staff, Fairfax County Police Department
- 1,430 Officers
- 338 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 1.28 Fairfax County
- 2.2 National average
Federal grant funding for Fairfax County
Data was last updated April 2, 2023
We identified over $42.3M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023
Grant funding over time
Grant funding by federal department
Military equipment transfers
Data last updated January 10, 2023
$32.9K value of military equipment has been transferred to the Fairfax County Police Department
The highest-value stock number reported is RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER with 19 items valued at $499.00 each
Recent equipment transfers
|Ship date||Item and National Stock Number (NSN)||Quantity||Acquisition value, each||Acquisition value, total||DEMIL code||DEMIL IC|
|19||19 @ $499.00||$9,481.00||D||1|
|2||2 @ $499.00||$998.00||D||1|
|37||37 @ $499.00||$18,463.00||D||1|
|6||6 @ $499.00||$2,994.00||D||1|
Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements
Data last updated January 26, 2022
We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $3,340,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
A former D.C. firefighter, Elon Wilson, will receive $390,000 from Fairfax County to settle the federal lawsuit he filed in July after being wrongfully arrested.
Elon Wilson, now 27 years old, was pulled over and arrested by then-officer Jonathan Freitag in April of 2018. Freitag found a large quantity of oxycodone and two handguns in the car. Wilson claimed that these items were not his. Wilson was fired from the fire department, faced a ten-year minimum sentence, pled guilty, and sentenced to three years and one month in July of 2019. Internal investigations into Freitag’s traffic stops showed that he made a number of “pretextual” traffic stops, where an officer uses a false reason to pull someone over and search or arrest them. No criminal charges were filed against Freitag. In April of 2020, Freitag was arrested after crashing his car into another vehicle while under the influence and fleeing the scene. That case is pending. Wilson was released from prison after serving 21 months of his sentence.
In 2015, Fairfax County, Virginia agreed to pay $2.95 million to resolve a wrongful death lawsuit.
In 2015, Fairfax County, Virginia agreed to pay $2.95 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of John Geer, who was shot and killed by a county police officer in 2013.