Crime Reports, Annual Reports, and General Orders

Weekly Crime Reports


The city distributes a weekly crime report, usually on Tuesday or Wednesday. The report is not a definitive list of all criminal activity and is subject to change upon investigation. Please call the non-emergency line, 703-248-5053 (TTY 711), if you have any information regarding any of these crimes. Media may contact the Public Information Officer at 703-248-5210.

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Annual Reports


The City of Falls Church Police Department compiles annual reports in the spring of each year. Look below for the latest reports.
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General Orders

General Orders are statements of policy and procedure dealing with major operational and administrative areas.

While the manual does set forth specific procedures to which adherence is expected, it is not intended to address all situations encountered by members of the Department. The judicious exercise of discretion is often required; and, with this in mind, the manual serves as a supplement to individual training and experience. This document will be periodically updated and amended to reflect changes in law and to meet the needs of its users in terms of policy and procedure.

The underlying purpose of the document is to achieve uniformity and an orderly approach to the accomplishment of our goals.

Certain information, such as tactics, may be redacted or omitted so as not to compromise the safety of officers.

  • Chapter 1 (PDF, 58 pages)
    • Department Goals and Objectives
    • Ride Along Program
    • Line/Staff Inspections
    • Media and Community Relations
    • Crime Analysis
    • Serious Incident Notification
    • Relationships with Other Agencies/Referrals
    • Radio and Vehicle Issue and Maintenance
    • Number Identification System for Personnel
    • Planning and Research
    • Fiscal Management
  • More Chapters Coming Soon