M. Jay Farr

M. Jay Farr

M. Jay Farr

Adjunct Faculty

Community policing, crime mapping, criminal behavior, tactical critical events planning, police administration and mapping

M. Jay Farr is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society.  He currently serves as Chief of Police in Arlington County, Virginia. With thirty-nine years of law enforcement experience, he has had a broad range of assignments, including work in operations, criminal investigations, and administrative services.  Mr. Farr is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Naval Post Graduate School of Homeland Security, Senior Institue for Police Management, Boston College.

He currently serves on the United States Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technolgy Advisory Committee as well as the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments, Homeland Security Executive Committee, Advisory Group. 

Courses Taught

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Policing in America


B.A. (Criminal Justice), George Mason University

M.A.I.S. (Justice Management), George Mason University

C.P.M. (Certified Public Manager), George Mason University

FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA

Senior Institue for Police Management, Boston College