Motor Unit

Motor Unit

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office motor unit is responsible for service of civil process, traffic management and enforcement, incident response and community relations events (parades, escorts, recruiting events).

Basic Motor Operations School: Candidates selected to become members of the Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit are required to successfully complete a minimum of an 80-hour training course sanctioned by the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Annual Training: To maintain certification, Motor Unit deputies are required to complete a minimum of 32 hours of training each year. Generally, this requirement will be satisfied through participation in at least four of the six bi-monthly training sessions conducted by the Motor Unit annually. Each member is encouraged to participate in and pass a requalification course offered by the Fairfax County Police Department