Message From Chief of Police

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department is one of the largest police departments in Northern Virginia and is comprised of 225 sworn officers, 34 Traffic Control Officers, 5 Safety Service Patrol personnel and 11 civilian administrative employees at Ronald Reagan Washington National and Dulles International Airports.  The Police Department is responsible for enforcing Airports Authority Regulations, County Codes in three separate county jurisdictions, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The Police Department works closely with our federal law enforcement partners and has several officers assigned to federal task forces.  Our officers are fully certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The Police Department is a full service police agency with traditional functions as well as security responsibilities that are unique to the airport environment.  Our airports serviced more than 44 million passengers in 2015.  

Work at our airports brings our employees into contact with a diverse group of people.  They range from families going on vacation to visitors and government officials from the U.S. and other countries around the world as well as our internal airport community of employees and tenants.  

In addition to policing in an airport environment, the department has primary jurisdiction on the Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Access Highway. 

The men and women of the department are justly proud of their fine tradition of law enforcement professionalism and look forward to you joining our team.

If you are considering a career in law enforcement this website provides a substantial amount of information about our department.  

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.