About Us

The Fairfax County Police Explorer Program is for teens 14-21 who are interested in a career in law enforcement (LE) or related Criminal Justice field. Explorers gain awareness of the Criminal Justice system through training, practical experiences, competition, and community outreach activities (e.g. Special Olympics Fundraising, Crime Prevention Demonstrations, etc.) and many more. Our program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship, and patriotism. Explorers learn leadership, discipline, professionalism, and team building; in a fun, supportive environment.  


Minimum qualifications include:

  • 2.0 GPA
  • 14-21 years of age
  • Good moral character
  • Ability to regularly attend meetings (2X a month on Mondays 7:00pm-9:00pm)
  • Ability to attend training, community events, and fundraising activities after school and on weekends.


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