Fairfax County Public Safety Cadets

Fairfax County Public Safety Cadets Mentoring young adults to serve their communities by providing knowledge, skills and practical experiences through education and training delivered by public safety professionals that build character, physical fitness and respect for the rule of law
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Fairfax County Police Department
12/24/2019

Fairfax County Police Department

On Saturday our Mount Vernon station hosted a toy giveaway, made possible through generous donations from local businesses and members of our community. Thank you to all who donated and helped make the holidays brighter! 🎁
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#FCPD #HappyHolidays #CharitableGiving #PoliceOfficers

Fairfax County Police Department
10/25/2019

Fairfax County Police Department

On this day in 2008, we tragically lost Second Lieutenant Francis “Frank” Joseph Stecco, who drowned while participating in a helicopter water rescue training scenario. He proudly served our community for 19 years, and today we memorialize him and honor him for his service.
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#EOW #endofwatch #FairfaxCounty #lawenforcement #firstresponders #FCPD

09/30/2019

Good day Fairfax! Please join us tonight as we have our last interest meeting for the Public Safety Cadet program.

West Potomac HS - 6500 Quander Rd. Alexandria, VA 22307
7pm - 8pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPm8C7S5eFo

Fairfax County Public Safety Cadets's cover photo
09/30/2019

Fairfax County Public Safety Cadets's cover photo

Fairfax County Public Safety Cadets
09/30/2019

Fairfax County Public Safety Cadets

Fairfax County Police Department
09/19/2019

Fairfax County Police Department

Officers from the Franconia district and Public Safety Cadets were busy and very well fed on Sunday spending time at a Vietnamese community picnic! 👮👨‍👩‍👧
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#Community #FairfaxCounty #FairfaxVA #lawenforcement #firstresponders #police #policeofficer #communitypolicing #publicsafety #policeofficers #BeGood #PublicSafetyCadets

09/09/2019

For those interested in the FCPD Public Safety Cadet Program (Police Explorers), Unit 505 will be holding their First Nighter event tonight!

September 9, 2019 @ 6pm. 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale VA 22003 (Annandale HS).

If you can not attend, we have two more scheduled:

Unit 1742: September 16, 2019 @ 6pm. 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly VA 20151 (Criminal Justice Academy).

Unit 2252: September 30, 2019 @ 7pm. 6500 Quander Road, Alexandria VA 22307 (West Potomac HS).

Fairfax County Police Department
04/11/2019

Fairfax County Police Department

Today, we had the opportunity to share our learning on the benefit of our Public Safety Cadets program with visitors from Africa! 🌍 Through the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program, our guests are visiting locations across the country to learn about career education and innovative opportunities to get young people interested in future-looking careers.

Our Public Safety Cadets and their mentors presented on the program, sharing the benefits of recruiting young people to learn more about policing at a young age, and discussing ways that they can take these opportunities back to their communities!
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#helpingothers #cops #publicsafety #lawenforcement #firstresponders #police #policeofficers #collaboration #globalcollaboration #workingtogether #FairfaxCounty #FairfaxVA #FCPD

Today we remember Lieutenant Francis "Frank" Joseph Stecco who died in the line of duty during a training accident in 20...
10/25/2018

Today we remember Lieutenant Francis "Frank" Joseph Stecco who died in the line of duty during a training accident in 2008. We are proud to have named Explorer Post 2252 after his badge number to commemorate Lt. Stecco. COME OUT to Walt Whitman middle school on Saturday Oct. 27th to donate blood in honor of Lt. Frank Stecco from 1-9pm. Hope to see you there!!!
Address for Walt Whitman middle school: 2500 Parkers Ln, Alexandria, VA 22306

On this day in 2008, we tragically lost Second Lieutenant Francis “Frank” Joseph Stecco, who drowned while participating in a helicopter water rescue training scenario. He proudly served our community for 19 years, and today we memorialize him and honor him for his service.
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Last meeting is tonight. See you soon!
09/24/2018

Last meeting is tonight. See you soon!

Interested in a career in law enforcement? 👮‍♂️👮‍♀️ Join us for our First Nighter Event! Stop by early before each event for an informal “meet & greet” with Explorers & Police Officers at 6:30 pm. If you can’t make it, you can always go to our website to learn more and fill out an application.

We look forward to seeing you there!

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/getinvolved/explorers

#LawEnforcement #PoliceOfficers #FCPD

Fairfax County Public Safety Cadets's cover photo
09/17/2018

Fairfax County Public Safety Cadets's cover photo

Happy holidays from our family to yours!!! Please help us congratulate the FCPD Advisors and Explorers of the year!!! We...
12/19/2017

Happy holidays from our family to yours!!! Please help us congratulate the FCPD Advisors and Explorers of the year!!! Well deserved by all!

Explorers assisted the Police and Sheriff’s Departments with a recruiting initiative in the Gum Springs Community of Fai...
12/09/2017

Explorers assisted the Police and Sheriff’s Departments with a recruiting initiative in the Gum Springs Community of Fairfax County. If you are interested in becoming a Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Animal Protection Police Officer, or Police Dispatcher, please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov and apply!! #wearehiring

A family that trains together, stays together!! The FCPD Explorers are busy preparing for the National Law Enforcement E...
11/28/2017

A family that trains together, stays together!! The FCPD Explorers are busy preparing for the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference scheduled for July, 2018. Let's cheer them on!!!

Fairfax County Public Safety Cadets's cover photo
11/28/2017

Fairfax County Public Safety Cadets's cover photo

The first month of the new school year is quickly coming to an end and the Explorers have been busy! The students took a...
09/26/2017

The first month of the new school year is quickly coming to an end and the Explorers have been busy! The students took a break from their studies to volunteer their time at the Dulles Plane Pull and the Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes' Run. #weheartourcommunity

09/25/2017

Tonight is our last First Nighter of the school year. It's not too late to apply to any post. Please come and learn about our program!

7 to 9pm at West Potomac HS, Entrance 1A.

09/18/2017
Fairfax County Police Department Explorer Program

For those interested in becoming an Explorer, we have 2 more interest meetings!!

September 18th (Post 1742) - 7 to 9 pm at the FCPD Criminal Justice Academy (14601 Lee Rd. Chantilly, VA 20151)

September 25th (Post 2252) - 7 to 9 pm at West Potomac HS Entrance 1A (6500 Quander Rd. Alexandria, VA 22307)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9VL2MA_RcU

Fairfax County Police Department Explorer Program For more information please visit: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/getinvolved/explorers.htm http://www...

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2017 Potomac Boundary Advisory Association (PBAA) Leadership Academy! Explorers ...
07/18/2017

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2017 Potomac Boundary Advisory Association (PBAA) Leadership Academy! Explorers from local jurisdictions trained together for one week in York, Pennsylvania. The students were challenged physically and mentally and completed their week with leadership skills that will support them as they return home and conquer the world!! #communityleaders

Congratulations to the 2017 Explorer Graduates!!!! These aspiring leaders worked hard this school year and completed all...
06/23/2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Explorer Graduates!!!! These aspiring leaders worked hard this school year and completed all requirements to become FCPD Explorers. All three posts celebrated their journeys with a graduation ceremony where the new Explorers received badges and certificates. Job well done!!! #dreamers #futureleaders #unstoppable

#TBT In preparation for the upcoming Explorer graduation, Srgt Meeks taught a few young men the art of shaving. #mentori...
06/15/2017

#TBT In preparation for the upcoming Explorer graduation, Srgt Meeks taught a few young men the art of shaving. #mentoringtheyouth #welovewhatwedo

Explorers from post 1742, 2252, and 505 participated in the Autism Awareness Fair at the Fairfax County Police Departmen...
06/12/2017

Explorers from post 1742, 2252, and 505 participated in the Autism Awareness Fair at the Fairfax County Police Department's Range. They assisted with parking and interacted with several adults and kids on the Autism spectrum.

The Explorers have not only been working hard in the classroom, they have also shown great improvement in physical fitne...
05/23/2017

The Explorers have not only been working hard in the classroom, they have also shown great improvement in physical fitness. The students are taught to do their best and never give up, even when they are pushed to the limit. Explorers, your advisors want you to know how proud we are of all of you for persevering and showing true grit as we challenged you physically and mentally. #futurewarriors #unstoppable

Explorers volunteered at the National Police Week 5K. We then ran the race to honor all fallen officers, especially thos...
05/15/2017

Explorers volunteered at the National Police Week 5K. We then ran the race to honor all fallen officers, especially those who served with the Fairfax County Police Department. After the race, Explorers participated in the annual Explorer Wreath Laying Ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial. This year's honoree was the late Corporal Jamel Clagett who worked for the Charles County (MD) Sheriff's Office and was a former Explorer Advisor. Corporal Clagett died in a single-vehicle accident at the end of his shift. #NPW5K #PoliceWeek2017 #gonebutnotforgotten #heroes

Explorers have been busy participating in community outreach projects this Spring. We love to connect with our community...
05/01/2017

Explorers have been busy participating in community outreach projects this Spring. We love to connect with our community not only through service but also education. If you would like the FCPD Explorers to assist with an event in your community, please contact the Crime Prevention Officer at your local district station.

Explorers were given the opportunity to experience the department's Youthful Driver program. This class is facilitated b...
04/24/2017

Explorers were given the opportunity to experience the department's Youthful Driver program. This class is facilitated by FCPD Driving Instructors who teach students how to respond to dangerous road conditions, as well as other risks and realities of being a teen driver.

Youthful Driver is open to any Fairfax County resident with a valid driver's license between the ages of 16 and 19. For more information, please visit: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/traffic/youthful-driver-program.htm

Explorers from Post 2252 assisted with the Second Annual Ides of Bark at Grist Mill Park in the Mt. Vernon District. Dog...
03/30/2017

Explorers from Post 2252 assisted with the Second Annual Ides of Bark at Grist Mill Park in the Mt. Vernon District. Dog lovers throughout the county came together to register their pets, watch demonstrations by the FCPD K-9 Unit, and participate in other fun activities.

Explorers from Post 505 participated in the Osian Hall Park community clean up event this past weekend. Helping to beaut...
03/27/2017

Explorers from Post 505 participated in the Osian Hall Park community clean up event this past weekend. Helping to beautify our community, one chunk of trash at a time. #weheartourcommunity #dontlitter

Members of Explorer Post 1742 recently visited the Transportation Security Administration's Freedom Center for a capabil...
03/24/2017

Members of Explorer Post 1742 recently visited the Transportation Security Administration's Freedom Center for a capabilities briefing. The Explorers also received a briefing from the Federal Air Marshal Service on the law enforcement challenges associated with a unique operating environment. Our Explorer Posts visit federal law enforcement agencies to learn about their duties and careers in federal law enforcement.

#TBT Take a look at our past PBAA Leadership Academies. This is a 6-day camp designed to provide Explorers with extensiv...
03/23/2017

#TBT Take a look at our past PBAA Leadership Academies. This is a 6-day camp designed to provide Explorers with extensive training to improve their leadership, teamwork, physical training, and law enforcement practices. The next Leadership Academy is scheduled for July 9th - July 14th, 2017. Please sign up!! #futureleaders

The Explorers have been busy training with officers from many different specialties. Here's a small glimpse of what the ...
03/20/2017

The Explorers have been busy training with officers from many different specialties. Here's a small glimpse of what the students have been learning this year.

Check out these summer programs.
03/11/2017

Check out these summer programs.

We have two specific programs for teenagers coming this summer where they can explore careers in law enforcement. Learn first-hand about core police functions such as patrol, K9, and crime scene investigation. Meet today's leaders in law enforcement in Fairfax County. Explore what it takes to become a police officer and skills you will learn in the police academy.

The first program will be held July 10-15, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a half day on Saturday. Classes will be held at Falls Church High School, located at 7521 Jaguar Trail in Falls Church. Participants are expected to attend all classes and is free of charge. This session is open to all Fairfax County high school students enrolled in criminal justice classes and entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2017-2018 school year.

The second session is for young women only, our Future Women Leaders In Law Enforcement, and is from August 14-19, Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Classes will be held at the FCPS Gatehouse Administration Building, located at 8115 Gatehouse Road in Falls Church. The program is offered free of charge and is open to all high school girls in Northern Virginia who will be entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2017-2018 school year.

We start taking applications this Monday, March 13 and they are due by May 5, 2017.

To apply, visit our website: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/

Mr. Jim O'Farrell and Mr. Brian Lambert, representatives of the Travis Manion Foundation, presented their "Character Doe...
02/28/2017

Mr. Jim O'Farrell and Mr. Brian Lambert, representatives of the Travis Manion Foundation, presented their "Character Does Matter" lecture to Explorers from Post 2252. They also awarded the "If Not Me, Then Who..." medal to the post's first recipient, Explorer Sergeant Zulemy Loza, who was chosen by her peers as exemplifying the spirit of Travis Manion and other heroes. Mr. O'Farrell and Mr. Lambert also donated 28 books on Character and Leadership to begin the Post 2252 Character Library. #preparingfutureleaders #THANKYOU !!

Explorers from Post 505 participated in the Polar Plunge Special Olympics which was held in Prince William County, Febru...
02/27/2017

Explorers from Post 505 participated in the Polar Plunge Special Olympics which was held in Prince William County, February 2017.

Long time no see! But no worries, we have been busy!!! Explorers volunteered at the VA Polar Plunge in VA Beach and Fanq...
02/07/2017

Long time no see! But no worries, we have been busy!!! Explorers volunteered at the VA Polar Plunge in VA Beach and Fanquest at Woodson HS; both benefited the Special Olympics. Explorers also showed off our fancy cruisers at the Elite Performance Car Show at Hayfield HS, which supported Toys for Tots and the United States Marine Corps. #weHEARTourcommunity

Happy holidays!! Explorers from Post 2252 surprised a special family with gifts and a Christmas tree, December 2016. #we...
12/26/2016

Happy holidays!! Explorers from Post 2252 surprised a special family with gifts and a Christmas tree, December 2016. #weheartourcommunity #santaselves

We would like to thank MPO Brad Carruthers for the Fraternal Order of Police's (Lodge 77) generous donation to all three...
12/16/2016

We would like to thank MPO Brad Carruthers for the Fraternal Order of Police's (Lodge 77) generous donation to all three Explorer posts. Post 2252 would especially like to thank Mr. Jim O'Farrell and representatives from the Travis Manion Foundation for their donation to the Explorer Program. We will strive to pay it forward and give back to our community, our #1 supporters! #ifnotusthenwho

Explorers from Post 2252 helped sort food for the homeless that was donated by local Boy Scout troops at the United Comm...
11/16/2016

Explorers from Post 2252 helped sort food for the homeless that was donated by local Boy Scout troops at the United Community Ministries food pantry, November 2016. #weheartourcommunity #UCM #donate #volunteer #advocate

Field Trip!!! Explorers from Post 505 spent the day touring a few of the FCPD facilities, including Animal Control, Heli...
11/15/2016

Field Trip!!! Explorers from Post 505 spent the day touring a few of the FCPD facilities, including Animal Control, Helicopter Unit, and the physical agilities course.

Hello Autumn! Explorers and advisors from Post 2252 helped community members beautify their lawns by raking and disposin...
11/03/2016

Hello Autumn! Explorers and advisors from Post 2252 helped community members beautify their lawns by raking and disposing of leaves and debris, October 2016. #weheartourcommunity

Trunk or treeeeaaat!! Explorers from Post 505 participated in Reston's Trunk or Treat event, October, 2016. Kids were ab...
11/02/2016

Trunk or treeeeaaat!! Explorers from Post 505 participated in Reston's Trunk or Treat event, October, 2016. Kids were able to show off their costumes while trick or treating from trunk to trunk.

Eight years ago on October 25, 2008, we lost Second Lieutenant Francis “Frank” Joseph Stecco, who proudly served our com...
10/25/2016

Eight years ago on October 25, 2008, we lost Second Lieutenant Francis “Frank” Joseph Stecco, who proudly served our community for 19 years. Today we remember, honor, and memorialize him and his service. #GoneButNotForgotten #2252

Mount Vernon Officers and Post 2252 Explorers beautify the memorial garden, built as a tribute to Frank Stecco, located at the Mount Vernon Police Station, where Frank served for the majority of his career. (EOW 10/25/08). Pictured are several members of the department and Frank's beloved dog, Jack.

Explorer Captains McKenzie Moskowitz (1742), Benjamin Fornshill (2252) and Gari Jimenez (505), along with Explorer Lieut...
10/21/2016

Explorer Captains McKenzie Moskowitz (1742), Benjamin Fornshill (2252) and Gari Jimenez (505), along with Explorer Lieutenant Shane Cleveland (1742) and Explorer First Class Keshawn Williams-Wilson (2252) all attended the Chief's Council on Diversity Recruitment meeting, October 2016. These student leaders were asked to talk about why they joined the Explorer program as well as cultural and linguistic diversity within their post.

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Fairfax County Public Safety Cadets is a youth run program open to young women and men ages 14 (enrolled in high school) to 20 years old 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. Cadets 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. Cadets become familiar with police radio procedures, patrol areas, vehicles, equipment, and methods of patrol. In addition, Cadets 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. Cadets are given an overview of the Fairfax County Police Department as a whole and its daily operations. For more information please check out www.publicsafetycadets.org

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