The 126 sworn officers and 40 to 50 non-sworn personnel have simply outgrown the McLean District Police Station.
For now, they are waiting on the completion of their new $20.1 million home that is scheduled to open in September 2014.
Capt. Dan Janickey, commander of the station that covers Merrifield, Dunn Loring, Falls Church, McLean, Tyson’s Corner, and Great Falls, said he can’t wait for the new station to open.
“The roof has been leaking for years and we don’t have anywhere to park our cruisers,” Janickey said of the current station built in the 1970s. “It’s a good time to be at the McLean station.”
Construction on the state-of-the-art station, which will include more meeting rooms and an updated security system on top of more space, started in June of 2012.
There has been talk of possibly opening a new Tysons station located in a mixed-use development – potentially co-located with an office building – to help police the area as the Silver Line and other business open. Janickey said the McLean station would need at least 24 more patrol officers to help patrol the evolving Tysons area.