Police Union Contract (Fairfax County Police Department)

Shawn Breen filed this request with the Fairfax County Police Department of Fairfax County, VA.
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the most recent collective bargaining agreement/collective agreement between this department and the local police union/fraternal order/benevolent association, or other similar organization.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Tom Nash

From: Fairfax County Police Department

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Affairs Bureau
12099 Government Center Pkwy, 8th floor
Fairfax, VA 22035
(703) 246-4561

From: Shawn Breen

Hello. You indicated that there are no responsive documents to this request. It would be extremely odd for officers not to be represented by a union, and therefore the existence of a collective bargaining agreement between the officers representatives (the union) and their employer (their department).It would also be equally as odd for the employer not to possess a current copy of the collective bargaining agreement.

Based on information found online, it appears as though there is a Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #77 created to serve officers in Fairfax County. I wanted to follow-up to confirm that the county is not in possession of any collective bargaining agreements (contracts) between the county and the Fraternal Order of Police (national or local level).

Please see the links below for more information on this specific police union. It is unclear if Lodge #77 is a Labor or Fraternal union.



Thank you kindly

From: Fairfax County Police Department

Mr. Nash,

Your follow up letter in regards to 20-FOIA-449, as previously stated Virginia is a right to work state therefore there is no known collective bargaining agreement between Fairfax County and the Union.

Michael W. Cole
Fairfax County Police Department
Media Relations Bureau- Compliance Manager
Office Number 703-246-4561

From: Shawn Breen


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Shawn Breen