FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

Ms. Ginwright, an advocate for public safety and community engagement, was selected for having demonstrated outstanding contributions to her community through service.
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Recent News

Public Safety Careers and Education

There are some great careers in public safety.  Unfortunately, many of our children are not aware of these careers.  COTC has established an “Education” subcommittee.  Currently this committee is researching the establishment of a Public Safety Academy…  Read More

Restorative Justice – Reducing the “School to Prison Pipeline”

The Fairfax County School is using Restorative Justice, a formal victim-centered process for responding to harm and wrongdoing, to address discipline in schools. Restorative Justice practice is a philosophy based on…  Read More

Crime Mapping – Increasing Community Awareness

Did you know you can track crime related incidents in your neighborhood or anonymously give a crime tip to the FCPD? In June of 2016, the Fairfax County Police Department entered into…  Read More

Community Engagement

We work daily to improve relationships between our communities and public safety organizations. This is through forums to discuss issues and concerns of our citizens, Public Safety Days to engage our children, parades to support our communities, and meetings to learn more about community programs. Learn more about our efforts on the ``Events``

Shirley Ginwright, COTC Chair, discusses who we are and what we are doing in the community.