Auxiliary Police Officer


Interested in assisting law enforcement officers? Do you have what it takes to meet the high standards to become an FCPD Auxiliary Police Officer? Learn more about the duties & rewards of becoming one of these essential volunteer officers. 

The Fairfax County Auxiliary Police Unit is currently accepting applications to become an Auxiliary Police Officer (APO).  The next APO Basic Academy is set to begin in the fall of 2014 or early in 2015.  If you are interested in applying to this program or learning more about it, email AuxiliaryPolice@FairfaxCounty.gov and a member of the Auxiliary Police Unit will contact you.

 

Consider becoming an Auxiliary Police Officer. 

Auxilary Officers 

What do Auxiliary Police Officers do?

What are the qualifications to become an Auxiliary Police Officer?

What training is provided?

What topics will I learn more about?

Are there any mandatory time requirements I must provide to the Fairfax County Police Department?

What resources/gear will the FCPD provide to me?

Where can I learn more about becoming an APO? 

What do Auxiliary Police Officers do?

  • Augment patrol officers
  • Cover officers on traffic stops/traffic control at crash scenes/crime scene security
  • Assist during community events
  • Assist during DWI check point events
  • May be assigned to various police units such as; animal control, court liaison, criminal investigations

What are the qualifications to become an Auxiliary Police Officer?

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien with application for naturalization filed and pending with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Good health
  • Pass background investigation: polygraph exam, driving record, financial assessment
  • Pass an interview process

What training is provided?

  • Six months of training, taught by FCPD Criminal Justice Academy staff
  • Two weeknights & select Saturdays for mandatory training
  • Range & track trainings
  • Approximately 200 hours per volunteer 

What topics will I learn more about?

  • Ethics
  • Constitutional law
  • Use of Force
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Report writing and note taking
  • Traffic, crowd and crime scene control/security
  • First aid and CPR
  • Parking enforcement
  • Evidence collection and chain of custody

Are there any mandatory time requirements I must provide to the Fairfax County Police Department?

  • Must provide 24 hours of service per month/288 hours per year

What resources/gear will the FCPD provide to me?

  • All uniforms and equipment
  • Custom-fitted ballistic vest, gas mask
  • Uniform shirts and pants
  • Duty belt (OC spray, handcuffs, baton, flashlight)
  • Portable radio
  • On-duty insurance
  • Uniform cleaning allowance

Where can I learn more about becoming an APO?

  • Call 703-280-0576
  • E-mail AuxiliaryPolice@FairfaxCounty.gov

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