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Fairfax police to team up with ATF on violent-crime task force

Supervisors to OK memorandum of understanding with federal agency

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on May 21 was expected to approve a memorandum of understanding between the county’s police department and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regarding participation in the Northern Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force.

The task force will investigate violent crimes related to firearms and narcotics trafficking in Fairfax County, as well as the origin, possession and ownership of firearms used in violent crimes or operations involving illegal narcotics.

The group’s mission will be to develop human intelligence and confidential informants to disrupt illicit trafficking of narcotics and firearms and seize illegal firearms.

Task-force officers will work out of the ATF’s Falls Church field office. The memorandum of understanding will expire Sept. 30, 2028.