Practice Emergency Interactions

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The Arc of Northern Virginia is partnering with the Arlington County Police Department to offer a great opportunity for people with disabilities and their loved ones to practice police interactions.

For this event, participants can engage in a mock traffic stop with Arlington County Police officers. Participants will simulate having their car pulled over by a patrol car with its lights and siren. Officers will approach the car and conduct a mock traffic stop or car accident response, just as they would if it were real. In addition to the officer conducting the traffic stop, participants can also have an officer in the car, explaining what’s happening and how best to respond to a stop or accident. Afterwards, participants are also welcome to exit the vehicle and talk with officers, ask questions, and share your concerns. This is a learning opportunity for the officers, too. In addition to police officers, members of the Arlington County Fire Department will also participate.

This event is open to anyone with any disability or general anxiety about police interactions, regardless of where they live. The person with a disability can be the driver (licensed or unlicensed and getting ready to drive), or a passenger or bystander.


  • Saturday, October 08, 2022 | 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA, 22204, View Map

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