Fairfax County Police Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: 24/7 Emergency Response; Office and Program Hours Vary
703-691-2131 TTY 711 (Non-Emergency)
12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
Kevin Davis
Chief of Police



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Contact a recruiter today at JoinFCPD@fairfaxcounty.gov or call (703) 246-7563.

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Additional Information for Applicants

We are currently hiring for our 2024 academy classes!

If you are hired, you will attend a non-resident police academy for six months (Monday – Friday) from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Generally, an applicant is hired approximately 2 - 4 weeks prior to the start of the academy; but earlier hire dates have been granted on a case-by-case basis and left to the Commander’s discretion. 

As a Police Officer I, you may work a varied shift schedule:

  • Day shift: 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Midnight shift: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.;

Work days alternate weekly. (1st week, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday / 2nd week Wednesday and Thursday).

Click here view all open positions with FCPD.

For specific information about positions, please view the pages below.

The application process is comprised of the following steps:

  • Initial application
  • Personal History Questionnaire
  • Polygraph exam
  • Background interview and investigation
  • Physical Ability Test
  • Medical examination
  • Psychological evaluation

There is no written entrance exam. The background application process generally takes 3-4 months and we do our best to consolidate phases of the process to accommodate out of state applicants.  

For specific information, please view the position pages via the links below.

Complete your initial application HERE.

Our current salary (FY2024) for the position of police officer is $65,747.34.  

This figure is the base salary only and does not take into consideration any "preferred qualifications" you may have, including:

  • Prior military service
  • Prior law enforcement experience
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • College degree (Associates and higher)  

We give an additional 5% salary step increase for every preferred qualification you have, subject to command review and approval.

Sworn personnel are also eligible for overtime pay for duties outside of regular working hours. (Court attendance, shift differential, mettings, etc...)

Send requests and supporting documents to one of the following:

Information about Fairfax County Police Positions

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