The Mission of the Fairfax County Police Department is to prevent and fight crime.
Ethical Leadership through engagement with the community to:
Prevent and fight crime
Provide a culture of safety at work and in the community which preserves the sanctity of all human life
Keep pace with urbanization
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).