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Monday, September 21, 2015

New Explorer Post formed for teens interested in law enforcement

Police explorers learn about the FCPD helicopter unit.
Teens interested in learning more about careers in law enforcement are invited to join the newly formed Explorer Post #505, which meets at Woodson High School in Fairfax.

There will be an information meeting about this new post Oct., 1, 6 p.m., at Woodson.

Explorer Posts are sponsored by the Fairfax County Police Department for youths age 14-20. They provide training in various techniques used in law enforcement, such as accident reconstruction, hostage negotiation, and arrests; offer opportunities for community service; and teach life skills, such as leadership and public speaking. Explorers are given an overview of the Police Department, take part in ride-alongs, and compete in regional and national events.

Post #505 is the third FCPS Explorer Post and the first serving the Annandale/Mason area. The others meet at West Potomac High School in Alexandria and Stone Middle School in Centreville.


  1. This is excellent to hear! Exploring provides a great opportunity for youth to learn about a career they may be interested in! Exploring is actually a branch of the Boy Scouts of America!