BSA Troop # 1742


Thanks to all who attended the First Nighter.  Everyone who wants to apply needs to bring their application with two personal reference forms to the Explorer meeting on Monday, 6 October, at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone will also take the entrance exam at the beginning of the meeting.  The Explorer meetings are held at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy located at 14601 Lee Road in Chantilly.  The application and study guide can be found below.

The Fairfax County Police Explorer Post is a youth run program open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and 20 with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement.  The program provides the opportunity to learn about law enforcement, serve the community through public service, and teaches important life skills such as leadership, public speaking, and self-confidence.

Explorers receive extensive training in various techniques used by law enforcement professionals. This training includes traffic stops, building searches, bomb threat response, hostage negotiation, accident reconstruction, and arrest & search techniques. Explorers become familiar with police radio procedures, patrol areas, vehicles, equipment, and methods of patrol. In addition, Explorers are eligible to participate in the Department's ride along program where they get to ride with a Patrol Officer and experience life through the eyes of an Officer.  Explorers are given an overview of the Fairfax County Police Department as a whole and its daily operations.