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Fairfax County Police Department is Proudly First in the Nation to Join
Public Safety Cadets Program
We’re always looking for ways to
show young people the benefits of becoming a police officer, so we’re
excited to announce our latest endeavor! We will be the first of many agencies
across the nation to join the Public Safety Cadets program. This is a new,
national organization that partners with law enforcement agencies to provide
leadership, ethics, and career preparation training to young men and women who
are 14 to 21 years old and have an interest in a career in public safety. We
have three units of Public Safety Cadets across the county with our officers
serving as mentors.
The program will enhance our opportunity to
reach out to our community’s youth and encourage them to consider a career with
the Fairfax County Police Department after they complete the program. Cadets
will be able to compete in national events and career skills competitions,
receive academic credits for community service, attend the Leadership
Development Academy and learn firsthand from officers that serve our community.
This program also encourages parents and family members to get involved and see
what the cadets are experiencing!
Law enforcement agencies nationwide can begin
to register for the program tomorrow, December 1. If you or someone you know
may be interested in joining one of our three units, we will be accepting
applications for the Public Safety Cadet program in Fall 2019. Potential
cadets will not be turned away if they cannot afford the membership fees.