Fairfax County at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Fairfax County Police Department

  • 1,463 Officers
  • 250 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 1.32 Fairfax County
  • 2.2 National average

Federal grant funding for Fairfax County

Data was last updated December 18, 2022


We identified over $42.2M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Fairfax County
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$1,000,000.00 10/1/2022
9/30/2025
COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS COMPRISED OF 1493 SWORN OFFICERS SERVING A POPULATION OF APPROXIMATELY 1.2 MILLION RESIDENTS. THE DEPARTMENT REGULARLY GENERATES VAST AND INCREASING AMOUNTS OF DIGITAL EVIDENCE FROM BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SOURCES THAT ARE USED BY LOCAL AND FEDERAL COURTS … Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.835 Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Prime
$128,362.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, … Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$84,400.00 9/1/2021
8/31/2024
COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA SECURITY PROGRAM GRANT Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program Sub
$130,000.00 9/1/2020
8/31/2023
COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA SHSP LOCAL 2020 Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program Sub

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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

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
5/3/2006 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
1005-00-073-9421
19 19 @ $499.00 $9,481.00 D 1
4/28/2006 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
1005-00-073-9421
2 2 @ $499.00 $998.00 D 1
1/25/2005 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
1005-00-073-9421
37 37 @ $499.00 $18,463.00 D 1
1/24/2005 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
1005-00-073-9421
6 6 @ $499.00 $2,994.00 D 1

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated January 26, 2022


Settlements

We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $3,340,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

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.

Compensation
$390,000.00
2015

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.

Compensation
$2,950,000.00