Fairfax County Police Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711 (Non-Emergency)

12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr.,
Chief of Police

Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement

August 10 - 14, 2020

Haven't decided on a career path?  Come and explore careers in law enforcement for women.  Learn first-hand about core police functions such as patrol, K9, and crime scene investigation.  Meet today's women leaders in law enforcement in Fairfax County.  Explore what it takes to become a police officer and skills you will learn in the police academy.  Discover your potential to become a future woman leader in law enforcement.

2020 FWLLE Application

Deadline:  May 20, 2020  June, 10, 2020

You will learn about:

  • Patrol
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Women in law enforcement
  • Recruiting process
  • Law enforcement career opportunities
  • Defensive tactics
  • Leadership skills
  • K-9
  • Helicopter division
  • And more…

For more information, please call (703) 246-4315 or e-mail us at CPA@fairfaxcounty.gov


Classes will be held August 10 - 14, 2020:

  • Monday through Thursday:  9:00am to 4:00pm at Falls Church High School
  • Friday:  12:00pm to 7:30pm at the Public Safety Headquarters building in Fairfax
  • Participants are expected to attend all classes
  • Application deadline is May 20, 2020  June 10, 2020


The program is offered free of charge and is open to all Northern Virginia high school girls who will be entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2020-2021 school year.

Class size is limited to 25 students. All applicants will be notified of their status in mid-June. Students are expected to provide their own transportation and bring a bagged lunch.

The Fairfax County Police Department seeks people from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds when selecting participants for its Citizens Police Academy programs. Candidates of different ethnicities, professions, cultural backgrounds, orientations, age groups, and communities throughout Fairfax County are encouraged to apply in order to enrich class discussions and strengthen community relationships. 

You may also be interested in our Teen Police Academy program.

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