Fairfax County Police Explorer Post 1742

2015 First Nighter
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Post 1742 First Nighter.
Application packages will be accepted and the entrance exam will be provided at Post 1742's next meeting, October 5, 2015.  The meeting will be held at the Criminal Justice Academy located at 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly and will start at 7:00 p.m.  You can expect to be released between 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Parents may wait in the Academy's break room.
Extra copies of the application package can be found at the bottom of this page.
The Fairfax County Police Explorer Post is a youth run program open to young men and women between 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.

Applications are accepted each September after attending an informational meeting called a First Nighter.  Information about the next First Nighter will be posted on this page in August.


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