Teens Invited to Explore Police Careers: NEW Explorer Post Offered at W.T. Woodson High School

Teens, ages 14-20, and their parents are invited to learn more about Fairfax County Police Explorer programs at upcoming informational meetings. In addition to Posts #1742 and #2252, there is a brand new third post that will serve the central and northern sections of the county. Post 505 will meet at W.T. Woodson High School.


For teens that have ever considered careers in the challenging field of law enforcement, the Explorers are a good place to start.

Explorers serve police departments and their communities across the country and provide young people with opportunities to learn and practice skills that police officers use on a daily basis. Explorers gain experience in fingerprinting, processing crime scenes, staffing special events and helping officers spread the word about safety and crime prevention. They also learn leadership, public speaking and team-building skills.

The informational meetings will include a variety of equipment and police personnel, including the helicopter, K-9 teams, the Dive Team, Animal Control Officers, S.W.A.T. members, and many more.


There is no need to RSVP; attend this once-a-year informational session to learn more about these exciting opportunities:

  • FCPD Explorer Post #505, 6 p.m., Thursday, October 1, W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main Street, Fairfax, 22031
  • South County Explorer Post #2252: 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, West Potomac High School, 6500 Quander Road, Alexandria, 22307.
  • FCPD Explorer Post #1742, 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, Stone Middle School, 5500 Sully Park Drive, Centreville, 20120.

Learn more: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/getinvolved/explorers.htm