Fairfax County Police Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-691-2131
TTY 711 (Non-Emergency)

12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Kevin Davis,
Chief of Police

Police Leaders of Tomorrow

June 14 - 18, 2021

Police Leaders of Tomorrow was created in recognition of the need for diversity in policing. A police department that is as diverse as the community it serves will be more effective in providing services and fighting crime

Although the Fairfax County Police Department is more diverse today than in previous years, the Department continues to seek opportunities to ensure its membership is reflective of the community it serves. Through opportunities such as Police Leaders of Tomorrow, the Fairfax County Police Department seeks to create an agency as diverse as the community it serves. There are two goals of the Police Leaders of Tomorrow program. The first is to encourage those who attend to consider a career in law enforcement. The second is to educate young adults about policing.

In an effort to increase diversity, interested applicants between the ages of 18-24 are selected to attend a one week training course. Police Leaders of Tomorrow offers a variety of activities and opportunities for attendees to learn about the police profession, the importance of service to the community, and maintaining good character.

2021 Police Leaders of Tomorrow Application

Applications are due by May 17, 2021

You will learn about:

  • Fairfax Criminal Justice Academy Tour
  • Helicopter Division
  • Crime scene investigation
  • K-9 demonstration
  • Ride-along
  • Traffic Stops
  • Leadership panel
  • Crisis Intervention and De-escalation
  • Applicant hiring standards
  • And more…

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

Details

Classes will be held Monday through Friday June 14 – 18, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Three days will be held at the Public Safety Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia (June 14, 15 and 18), and at an alternate location on June 16 and 17.  Due to COVID restrictions, in the event an alternate location cannot be secured, the June 16 and 17 classes may be conducted remotely.  

Eligibility

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

Police Leaders of Tomorrow is offered free of charge and is open to young adults with diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds between the ages of 18 and 24 in the Metro Washington Area.

Class size is limited to 15 students. Participants are expected to provide their own transportation and bring a bagged lunch.

Acceptance into the program is subject to a successful review of applicant’s criminal record and police contact history.

You may also be interested in our Teen Police Academy and Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement programs.

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