Special Operations Division:
The Special Operations Division encompasses the Community Services Section, Motor Section, Investigations and Traffic Enforcement. The Community Services Division also offers educational presentations for organizations and schools, attends Neighborhood Watch meetings and oversees various special events in town. Town Hall is where you would request a parade permit. We also offer car seat installations. Call 540-347-1107 to schedule an appointment
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UPDATE: The attachment is a composite sketch that was produced based on the victim's description of the suspicious person described in the narrative below. Based on the information given by the victim, the sketch artist believes the suspect may have a "rougher/ homeless" appearance than the sketch.
On Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at approximately 10:30 A.M., officers responded to Breezewood Drive for a suspicious person. Upon the arrival of the officers, the suspicious person had left the area and was not located. It was reported that a juvenile left a residence and observed a black male across the street in the neighborhood. As the black male crossed the street towards the juvenile, the juvenile became frightened after it appeared the black male removed something from his pocket. The juvenile ran back into the residence and reported the incident to a family member.
There was no conversation or physical contact between the suspicious person and juvenile. The person is described as being a black male who is approximately 30 years of age, last seen wearing a black leather jacket with a blue sweatshirt and hood, torn blue jeans, and wearing socks but no shoes. The black male was last seen going toward Windward Court on Breezewood Drive.
The area was checked thoroughly, but officers were not able to locate the described person. The suspicious person had not been seen in the neighborhood before, and has not been seen since the incident.
There have been no additional reports of similar circumstances.
Please report all suspicious activity and persons by calling the Warrenton Police Department at 540-347-1100 or 9-1-1 if it is an emergency.
The authorized strength of the Criminal Investigations Division consists of three full-time detectives who are charged with investigating all major crimes and serious misdemeanors reported in the Town of Warrenton. The Criminal Investigations Division also collects and preserves evidence of crimes, and handles other non-criminal property issues for the department. Property and evidence may be sent to the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other laboratories for analysis. The Criminal Investigations Division has other responsibilities including assisting patrol officers with investigations, conducting background investigations of applicants, and acting as a liaison with other law enforcement agencies.
The Special Operations Unit plays an active role in traffic enforcement. The unit is involved in enforcing traffic laws in various areas of the town. Targeted enforcement is concentrated in areas as needed. The unit is a supplement to the regular patrol officers who also engage in traffic enforcement.
The Special Operations Unit also provides a bicycle patrol. Bicycle patrols are used at special events and specific areas of enforcement within the town. The community and department both benefit with officers being more accessible to the community.
The Special Operations Unit assists with the following events:
- Kids Safe at Fauquier Hospital
- Old Town Merchant Sidewalk Sale
- Bike Rodeos
- Community Picnic and Health Fair
- Old Town Spring Festival
- Labor Day Parade
- Fauquier High School After Prom Party
- Evening Under the Stars
- Memorial Day Parade
- Fauquier County Park &Recreation Annual 5K Run
- Kids Night at the Warrenton Branch Greenway
- Fauquier High School Homecoming Parade
- Fathers Day Car Show
- Halloween Parade
- Bluemont Concerts
- Veterans Day Ceremony
- Bike Virginia Tour
- Yuletide in Old Town
- July 4th Parade
- Optimist Christmas Parade
- National Night Out
- First Night in Old Town