Public Information and Community Programs

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Mayor and ChiefThe Vienna Police Department's public information/community relations officer is the best contact for residents and media who are seeking information about the department. MPO Juan Vazquez can field just about any inquiry.

The public information/community relations officer also is available for speaking engagements. Presentations on nearly any police-related topic can be tailored to the needs of any group, class, or organization.  The officer also is responsible for fingerprinting services, incident inquiries, personnel training, DARE program administration, and business and home security inspections.

Community programs and services

In the 2018 National Citizen Survey, Vienna residents overwhelmingly expressed confidence in theCunningham Park School safety of the community and services provided through the Vienna Police Department. Ninety-seven percent of survey respondents rated as excellent or good their overall feeling of safety in Vienna, and 90% rated services provided by the Vienna Police Department as excellent or good – both of these ratings are higher than most benchmarked communities across the country.

These strong ratings reflect, in part, the Vienna Police Department’s commitment to community policing. Community policing requires officers to interact with residents, shopkeepers, and visitors on a regular basis and to do so always with professionalism and accountability. Community policing means that our police officers are an integral part of the Vienna community. In addition to being an integral part of everyday policing, the Town’s community policing philosophy is evident through many of the community programs offered by the department.


The Town's fingerprinting program is based on availability for Town of Vienna residents only. Appointments are required. Those interested or in need of fingerprinting should contact MPO Juan Vazquez by email or at 703-255-7845.

Those interested or in need of fingerprinting who reside outside of the Town of Vienna limits should contact the Central Records section at the Fairfax County Government Center at 703-246-2272.

Child safety seat inspections

Did you know that a correctly installed child safety seat is snug and moves no more than one inch from side to side at the seat belt path?  To ensure that Vienna’s youngest residents are traveling safely, the police department performs car seat inspections for Town residents only, free of charge.  Child safety seat inspections generally are scheduled on Tuesdays. Contact Sgt. Conor Tracy by email or call 703-255-7818 to schedule an appointment.  Please install the child’s seat in your vehicle before arriving at the police station for inspection.

Personal Safety for Women

For more than 30 years, the Vienna Police Department has proudly offered, in partnership with the Rape Aggression Defense System, a course that provides realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women.  This 12-hour program focuses on risk awareness, reduction, recognition, and avoidance in conjunction with basic physical self-defense techniques.  Scenario training in a safe and controlled environment is utilized to develop and enhance informed decision-making and strategic self-defense tactics.

Register for RAD System Classes

Each class consists of 4 night sessions, approximately 3 hours each from 6:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

2024 Class Dates:

  • May 15, 16, 21, and 23
    • Registration closed until April 1, 2024
  • June 18, 20, 25, and 27
    • Registration closed until May 1, 2024
  • July 30, August 1, 6, and 8
    • Registration closed until June 15, 2024
  • November 5, 7, 13, and 14
    • Registration closed until Sept 15, 2024

To register, or for more information, please contact Sergeant Kristin Ruddy by email at  If registering, please provide each student's:

  • Name
  • Age at the time of class 
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Email 

The class location and other details will be emailed in a confirmation reply.  There is an equipment fee of $15 due the first night of class.  Cash and checks made out to the Vienna Police Department are accepted.  Because change is limited, exact cash is always appreciated but not required.  

Eye-to-Eye pedestrian/bicycle safety

The Vienna Police Department reminds pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers to make eye contact with one another.  When pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers see eye-to-eye, crashes and injuries are reduced and lives saved.  No matter who has the right of way, all parties at intersections and crosswalks should travel defensively and make eye contact with other travelers before proceeding.

Cops & Kids Fun RunCops and Kids

The Cops and Kids Fun Run is a community event brought to you by the Town of Vienna Police Department to give the community an opportunity to interact with officers.  For more information, check out the Cops & Kids Fun Run. You can also contact Sgt. Andrew Slebonick by email or call 702-255-7848.

Santa’s Ride

Santa's RideEach year, the Vienna Police Department participates in Santa’s Ride, which benefits children who are hospitalized during the holiday or who are in need. Vienna residents can support this program by bringing donations of unwrapped toys, games, books, and other gifts to the Vienna Police Department.

Additional information

Annual report

Review the most recent edition of the Town of Vienna Police Department's Annual Report.

Press releases

See police department press releases.

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