About Us

The Fairfax County Police Public Safety Cadets Program is for youth 14-21 who are interested in a career in law enforcement or related criminal justice field. Cadets gain awareness of the Criminal Justice system through training, practical experiences, competition, and community outreach activities. 


Minimum qualifications include:

  • 2.0 GPA
  • 14-21 years of age and at least in the 9th grade
  • Good moral character
  • Ability to regularly attend meetings on Mondays (7:00pm-9:00pm)
  • Ability to attend training, community events, and fundraising activities after school and on weekends.
  • $65 yearly dues (waiver available based on need) 


We accept applications once a year in September; please check our main page beginning in September for more information!