Alaina GertzDeputy Director of Public Affairs
Fairfax County Police Department
Alaina Gertz currently serves as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the Fairfax County Police Department. Previously, she held the position of Lead Public Affairs Specialist in the Office of Communications for the Metropolitan Police Department (Washington, DC). In her new role, Alaina takes on the responsibilities of promoting police department activities and programs, coordinating media efforts for various incidents and events, and managing crisis communications through social media, press conferences, and media availabilities. Noteworthy events in her career include overseeing media relations for the US Capitol Insurrection, the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, and the 2019 Nationals World Series Championship.
Alaina earned her Master's degree in Strategic Communication from Pennsylvania State University and her Bachelor's in Public Relations and Strategic Communication from American University. An active member of the National Information Officers Association, Alaina continues to contribute her expertise to the field of public affairs and communications.