Considering a career in law enforcement? The Teen Police Academy provides high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the Fairfax County Police Department, understand core police functions, explore careers in law enforcement, and participate in hands-on activities.

You will learn about:

  • Patrol
  • Crime scene investigations
  • Use of force
  • Careers in law enforcement
  • SWAT
  • Police vehicles
  • And more…

Submit your application now! For more information, please call (703) 246-3332 or e-mail

Classes will be held July 15-19, 2024:

  • Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm at Fairfax County Public Safety Headquarters (12099 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA)
  • Participants are expected to attend all classes
  • Application deadline is June 28, 2024

The program is free to all Fairfax County high school-age students (public, private, or home-schooled) entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grades during the 2024-2025 school year. Class size is limited to 30 students. While many students will provide their own transportation, to meet the needs of our large community, transportation can be offered to those who need it on a case-by-case basis. If you require transportation assistance, please email Captain Deanna Weand at when you submit your application.

You may also be interested in the Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement program for high school girls.