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

Teen Police Academy

July 16 - 20, 2018

Considering a career in law enforcement? The Teen Police Academy provides high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the Fairfax County Police Department, understand core police functions, explore careers in law enforcement, and participate in hands-on activities.

2018 Teen Police Academy Application

Deadline:  May 14, 2018

You will learn about:

  • Patrol
  • Crime scene investigations
  • Use of force
  • Careers in law enforcement
  • SWAT
  • Police vehicles
  • Public safety communications (911 call center)
    And more… 

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


Classes will be held July 16-20, 2018:

  • 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 14, 2018


The program is offered free of charge and is open to all Fairfax County high school students who meet the following criteria: You must currently be enrolled in criminal justice classes, and entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Class size is limited to 25 students. 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 Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement program for high school girls.