Notes: Fairfax County police commit to avoiding Alexandria name confusion

(Updated 11:20 a.m.) Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!

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At long last, the Fairfax County Police Department will start using community names rather than referring to parts of Fairfax as “Alexandria”.

Mislabeling areas like Fort Belvoir or Mount Vernon as Alexandria has long been the White Whale of blogger Dave Statter.

The change has already won some gratitude from Alexandria leadership.

“I think having a commitment by the Fairfax County police and other elements of the Fairfax County government to be more accurate in how they communicate to the media particularly, but also to the public, is really, really important,” Wilson told FFXnow. “I think [the change] will go a long way because there’s so many times where you’ll turn on the TV, and you’ll hear NBC or Fox…saying this incident, this stabbing, this whatever has occurred in Alexandria, and we’ll get a call from people saying, ‘Wait, where did this happen?’ And we’ll say, ‘No, it was actually in the county, it wasn’t in the city.’”

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