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
Email Capt. Washington

Lieutenant A. Bercovicz
Email Lt. Bercovicz


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Lieutenant K. Kernicky
Email Lt. Kernicky

Lieutenant M. Owens
Email Lt. Owens


Monthly Transportation Safety Highlight: Child Passenger Safety Week is September 17-23!

During Child Passenger Safety Week, which takes place from September 17 – 23, ACPD is partnering with U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remind the community of important safety measures they can take to ensure the wellbeing of child passengers in their vehicles!

According to data from NHTSA, car crashes have been deemed one of the leading causes of death for children. Nationwide, 710 children (under 13) were killed in passenger vehicles in 2021 and more than one third of those children were unrestrained during those crashes.

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. Drivers are encouraged to make sure children riding in their vehicle are secured properly with a seat belt and are sitting in the appropriately sized car seat. To determine the right size car seat for your child, visit NHTSA’s Find the Right Seat webpage

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