Transportation Safety


The Special Operations Section

Ensuring the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and maintaining the safe and orderly flow of traffic is the primary mission of the Police Department’s Special Operations Section. As part of the Department’s traffic safety program, the Special Operation Section works with other County agencies and community members to address areas of concern. Resources are deployed based on the following priorities: Accident Reduction, School Zone Safety, Bike/Pedestrian Safety and other areas of concern as identified by citizens.


In order to fulfill our mission, the Special Operations Section shall:

  • Conduct selective enforcement in problem areas
  • Respond in a timely and effective manner to community complaints and concerns
  • Participate in local and regional traffic safety programs
  • Collaborate with public and private entities to efficiently and effectively address transportation safety concerns




Meet the Special Operations Section Supervisors
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Captain D. Washington
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Lieutenant A. Bercovicz
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Lieutenant K. Kernicky
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Lieutenant K. Riley
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Monthly Transportation Safety Highlight: Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 22
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Warmer weather means more travelers are utilizing our roadways to arrive at their vacation destinations. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 11,813 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes throughout the United States in 2021. That’s why the Arlington County Police Department is partnering with NHTSA to remind drivers about the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seat belt during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign. This high-visibility national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, runs from May 22 through June 4, 2023.

Virginia law requires everyone under the age of 18 to be properly secured in a safety belt or child safety seat, no matter where they are sitting in the vehicle, and the driver is responsible for making sure this happens. Everyone wants you to arrive at your destination safely, so it’s critical to practice safe driving habits, like buckling your seat belt, every time, on every trip. For more information on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s NHTSA Click It or Ticket high-visibility campaign, visit their website.