Making a Difference; New Police Officers to Graduate Tonight

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
News Release:13/263/LHC
September 20, 2013


  Making a Difference
New Police Officers to Graduate Tonight


            A first-generation, multilingual Korean young woman from Centreville; she’s spent years working as an office administrator in healthcare settings.

            A former bartender and fitness trainer from a small town in Bulgaria; raised in a family of farmers tending to the vineyards.

            A 56-year-old retired Fire Department Deputy Chief who was deployed to Haiti as a part of Virginia Task Force One and has years of experience in disaster and crisis response, human resources, and managing safety programs.

            These three individuals, along with 23 other dedicated recruits, have just completed a rigorous, intense 24 week training period at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy. Among their experiences over the past six months, they have covered 320 hours of academics, 84 hours of precision driver training, 94 hours of firearms instruction, 110 hours of defensive tactics conditioning and 130 hours of defensive tactics.

            Like thousands before them, these new Fairfax County Police officers hail from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and ages. The FCPD looks for candidates like these; honest, hard-working, diligent individuals who have heard the call to public service and decided to answer it.

            The graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, September 20 at the George Mason University Harris Theater at 7 p.m.; media is invited to attend and may arrive as early as 6 p.m. for interview opportunities.

            The Fairfax County Police Department is now hiring and is accepting resume submissions for upcoming academy sessions in 2014. Learn more about the Fairfax County Police Department. To apply, visit the FCPD’s Employment Opportunities web page. Currently, the agency is accepting applications for both Police Officer I and Police Cadet positions.

             It’s your career. Your community. Make a difference.


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