The Citizens Advisory Committee recently honored two police officers for their work to help a Chantilly community break free from drug trafficking and other criminal activity.
PFC Adam Jantosciak and MPO Garrett Polowy worked for over six months, starting in January 2012, to crack down on suspected drug dealers in the Chantilly Lace community, according to a nomination by 2nd Lt. Paul Cleveland, an officer with the Neighborhood Patrol Unit at the Sully District Station. In September, the Citizens Advisory Committee presented Polowy and Jantosciak with plaques honoring the two as Officers of the Quarter.
Jantosciak and Polowy began their efforts by making observations, conducting surveillance, shifting through criminal records, and talking to community members, along with other methods, Cleveland said in the nomination. On several occasions, the two made traffic and other stops that led to additional information. They worked together with the Narcotics unit to execute search warrants and on several occasions found drugs, weapons and stolen property.
"MPO Polowy and PFC Jantosciak have done an outstanding job in attempting to rid the Chantilly Lace area of problematic residents. The efforts of these officers have led to numerous arrests and convictions in Fairfax County General District and Circuit Courts," Cleveland wrote.