All residents are encouraged to work together to help make the neighborhood undesirable for any sort of criminal activity. Report any suspicious activity to the Fairfax County Police and store the non-emergency number in your phone, 703-691-2131.
When returning home, try not to leave purses, cash or keys near an entryway.
Promote safety by using the exterior lights on your home.
Lock your doors, even when you are home.
Keep garage doors closed.
Secure your bicycle with a lock everywhere you leave it, even at home.
Record and keep all serial numbers from your electronic equipment.
Lock vehicle doors at all times - most thefts from cars occur in unlocked cars.
Park vehicles in well-lit areas.
Do not leave valuables (e.g. cell phones, laptops, tablets, GPS, wallets, purses, etc.) or keys in vehicles.
Items that must be left in vehicles should be kept hidden from view.
Don't leave garage door openers inside unattended vehicles and ensure your vehicle is locked.
Home Safety Assessment
Please be aware that you can receive a free home safety assessment where someone from the Fairfax County Police will come to your home and make recommendations and offer suggestions to better safeguard your home. Call the non-emergency number to set an appointment.
Vintage Place is a community with many children and pets. There have been several complaints regarding people speeding and not obeying traffic signs. Please be considerate of your neighbors and their safety and obey all traffic laws posted in the neighborhood.
Safety Resources and Tools
There are many resources and tools available to Vintage Place residents courtesy of Fairfax County:
The Reston District Police Station offers links to on-line reporting, neighborhood news, station information, the Reston Reliance and other information.
Sign up to receive police alerts on a variety of their electronic devices. In partnership with the County’s Office of Emergency Management, a new public safety category on the Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN) enables the police to send geographically targeted alerts, to include timely information on significant criminal incidents in neighborhoods and important announcements.
The Citizens' Advisory Committee provides a forum for citizens to express concerns about specific areas, provides a forum for obtaining citizen input about the delivery of police services and provides a formalized process to facilitate citizen and community cooperation with the police. If you have any interest in this, meetings are held at the Reston District Police Station on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. There are no meetings in July or August. For more information on this call 703-478-0904.
Fairfax County Air Pistols Law
Discharge of BB-guns, air pistols, air rifles and pellet guns is prohibited in Fairfax County.
The Board has received complaints regarding children using air pistols in Vintage Place. There are places designated for the discharge of firearms in the county which does not include residential areas. Please note the use of these guns is illegal and dangerous. If you see someone using these kinds of guns, please contact the Fairfax County Police at 703-478-0904.