Arlington County Police Department, Virginia

About Arlington County Police Department, Virginia

Arlington County, Virginia is a world-class community and tourist destination located across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital. It is geographically the smallest self-governing county in the U.S. occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools, and enlightened land use. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America’s preeminent places to live, visit, and conduct business.

The Arlington County Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency in the County. We serve a diverse, urban, and engaged community with an emphasis on community policing and problem solving in support of the Department’s key initiatives: community engagement, transportation safety, and crime prevention and control.

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Investigative Assistant

June 2021 - August 2021 Arlington County, VA
“Very involved job, lots of insight gained from working here. ”


May 2018 - June 2018 Arlington County, VA
“I enjoyed learning about how the court system works from an internal perspective. There are millions of Americans involved in our criminal and civil courts every day, but few people know how it actually works. It is a far more complicated process than I ever imagined. ”
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