Dedicated to a better and safer community

The citizens coalition for police accountability (CCPA) was founded in April 2010 by a number of private citizens, professionals and several well-respected local state and national organizations.  This advocacy group comprised of grass roots citizens was organized due to it's concerns of police misconduct, negligence and the absence of transparency regarding recent actions by Fairfax County Police.  Among several incidents of concern were the victims of a flawed system. You can read more about these incidents on our Incidents Page.

In all of these cases and others, there has been a lack of transparency on the part of the Fairfax County Police Department.  Victim's families have been unable to acquire information regarding these tragic incidents. Throughout the nation, police department's routinely release information which the Fairfax County Police Department fails to disclose.

If you or someone you know believe they have been the victim of misconduct by a member of the Fairfax County Police Department - you or they can obtain a Citizen Complaint form from the clerk at any Fairfax County District Police Station. When a complaint is filed with the Fairfax County Police, the CCPA will investigate all such allegations.   Send a copy of your complaint form with a cover note requesting the CCPA to further investigate the allegation.

In these bad economic times, many local governments including Fairfax County are suffering from budget deficits requiring severe cuts to public education, healthcare and safety.  Fairfax County can ill-afford satisfying court ordered judgments or Fairfax County Board of Supervisor's settlements in the millions of dollars to settle claims for Fairfax County Police Officer's misconduct or negligence. Our tax payor monies can be better spent.

The Virginia CCPA is a PRO-POLICE organization that respects the majority of police officers for their dedicated, honest and honorable service to the citizens of our community.  There appears to be a few officers who practice abuse of power, arrogance of power, and lack of respect toward the citizens they serve.

We are in the process of expanding our capabilities into most of the NOVA community and it is our hope to do far more once funding is attained.  Your financial support would be appreciated.

Your support of our efforts to promote a better citizen-police relationship will enhance the quality of life and safety in our community.  If you wish to join our coalition and volunteer your time and efforts - we welcome you.  Visit our Member / Volunteer Section for more information.

Board of Directors
President: John R. Smucker
Executive Director: Nicholas R. Beltrante
Secretary/Treasurer: Annie Whitehead