Fairfax County Police Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr.,
Chief of Police

Police Leaders of Tomorrow

June 11 - 15, 2018

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.

2018 Police Leaders of Tomorrow Application

Deadline:  April 30, 2018

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 process
  • 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 11 – 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at various police facilities across Fairfax County, including the Criminal Justice Academy in Chantilly, Public Safety Headquarters in Fairfax, and the Pine Ridge Facility in Annandale. Classes are a combination of presentations and facility tours. Participants are expected to attend all classes as well as participate in a ride along with a sworn police officer.

Application deadline is April 30, 2018.

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.