Fairfax County Police Public Safety Cadets Unit 2252

About Us

***The 2018 application process is complete! The next process will take place in the Fall of 2019.***

We are now moving away from the Boy Scouts of America Explorer program and joining the Public Safety Cadet program. See below for more details.

The Public Safety Cadets is a new, national non-profit organization founded and managed by active and retired law enforcement officers and business leaders dedicated to preparing young adults, ages 14-21, for careers and leadership in the public safety profession. 
Although formed with a law enforcement-centric career focus, there is a view for future development of other public safety career sectors to include Fire-Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Corrections, Cyber and Forensic Sciences as well as Critical Incident Management.
  • National Events, Marksmanship and Career Skills Competition
  • Leadership Development Academy
  • Scholarships
  • Mentor training
  • Unit program accreditation
  • Youth Safety Training program for all participants
  • Academic credits for community service
  • Building a recruitment pipeline and pathway for employment
  • Reasonable membership dues
  • Liability Insurance for participants and sponsoring agencies (separate, one-time event liability coverage will be available)
  • Local input and full transparency
  • State and Regional Associations encouraged (state association presidents will be ex-officio members of the national committee)
  • Advisory Board of distinguished law enforcement and public safety professionals