Join Our Next Citizens’ Police Academy

Interested in learning more about local law enforcement? The Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) is designed to give participants a look behind the badge and to provide information about training, policies, and all the different units and divisions within the Fairfax County Police Department.

We are now accepting applications for our spring session. The academy is a 10-week educational program that is free of charge for anyone who lives or works in Fairfax County. We typically offer two sessions a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The spring session will run from March 16 – May 20, 2017. Classes will be held on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., except the last class, that will be on Saturday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class locations will rotate to our various police facilities, giving residents a look at all the different areas we cover in Fairfax County.

Class size is limited to 40 participants all of whom are required to undergo a background check. We ask everyone to commit to attending at least eight (8) of the ten (10) classes. Applicants should submit their application no later than December 15 for consideration for the spring session. Applications may be sent to or Fairfax County Police Department Citizens Police Academy I/C Operations Support Bureau 3911 Woodburn Road Annandale, VA 22003.


CPA Class 27 Graduates