The Arlington County Police Department was formed on February 1, 1940 with nine members. While a lot has changed in Arlington County since then, our dedication to providing high quality police services to the residents, visitors and businesses of Arlington County has not.
Today, the Arlington County Police Department has over 350 sworn officers and approximately 100 civilian members serving the public. Operationally, the County is divided into 10 police beats and officers forge relationships with their respective geographically based civic associations, business alliances, and community organizations. In addition to proactively patrolling Arlington County, the police department provides various services, to include:
Arlington County Police – February 1, 1940
The mission of the Arlington County Police Department is the reduction of the incidence of crime and the improvement of the quality of life in Arlington County by making it a place where all people can live safely and without fear.