Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Attendees will be guided through a presentation opening their eyes to what’s right in front of them. This program begins with a setup of a teenager’s bedroom which includes close to 100 “red flags” indicating risky behavior. Parents are encouraged to touch everything and identify these red flags.
Afterward is a PowerPoint presentation detailing the red-flag props the room contained and how they indicate or are used in risky behavior. Police include up-to-date statistics and local trends, and law-enforcement officers will share experiences they’ve had in the community identifying risky behavior and helping put teens on the right path to a healthy life.
Register at https://bit.ly/hipsdec22. Or register for other, upcoming presentations dates at https://bit.ly/fcpdhips. Registration is required, and seats are limited for this free event. For further information or to arrange a presentation for an organization, club or group, email PFC Meg Hawkins at FCPDHIPS@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Catalytic converters are stolen due to the valuable metals contained within them. Making matters worse, they’re easy to remove and difficult to trace, once stolen. It can cost the vehicle owner an average of $1,000-$2,500 to replace a catalytic converter, and it’s illegal to drive without one.
During the free etching event, G&C will apply anti-theft labels to people’s catalytic converters. These ultra-destruct labels are laser cut with a unique code and the URL of a secure, accredited database – the International Security Register (ISR).
They’ll break into pieces if an attempt is made to remove them. Furthermore, a fluid that etches into metal is applied to the labels so that, even if they are removed, the code and URL will remain clearly readable. This service will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointments are necessary.
To make local children’s Christmas bright, individuals, groups, places of worship, businesses and civic organizations may drop off new and unwrapped toys, books and games before Monday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. Place these gifts in the marked, blue boxes in the lobby of the Sully District Police Station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.
Donations may also be brought by then to two other locations: Poplar Tree Elementary, 13440 Melville Lane, and St. Timothy Catholic School, 13809 Poplar Tree Road, both in Chantilly.
Please drop off or mail these cards, from now until Dec. 16, to: Saly Fayez, director, Victim Services Division, 12099 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax, VA 22035. Gift cards will be distributed to the children’s families by Dec. 17 to enable them to have meals and presents and a happier holiday. For more information, contact Fayez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-246-2465.