Chief M. Jay Farr Releases Video Message on Police Department's

Published on May 09, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. — On Sunday, May 13, 2018, the Arlington County Police Department's new organizational structure will take effect. Due to a significant reduction in staffing, the police department recently completed a strategic restructuring by reallocating positions within the agency. The new organizational structure maximizes available resources by focusing on core services and ensures the services provided to the community are effective and efficient.

Chief of Police M. Jay Farr recently sat down with members of the Chief's Advisory Council to explain the strategic restructuring, discuss key impacts to the community and how the police department is looking forward as an agency to improve staffing levels.

Video Message from Chief Farr

"While our department's strategic goals and our commitment to providing professional law enforcement services to Arlington County have not changed, we recognize that our allocation of resources must adapt to meet our current staffing challenges," said M. Jay Farr, Chief of Police. "Although the strategic restructuring has forced us to make difficult decisions, the Arlington County Police Department remains committed to proactively policing our neighborhoods to prevent crime and effectively communicating to ensure the public's trust. I am confident that, together, we can continue to maintain Arlington County as a safe place to live, work and visit."

Media Advisory: Chief M. Jay Farr will be available for media interviews today between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. at police headquarters, located at 1425 N. Courthouse Road. To schedule an interview, contact Public Information Officer Ashley Savage at 703-228-4331 or