Teen girls explore law enforcement careers

Participants in the law enforcement academy for teenage girls watch as the FCPD helicopter unit takes off in response to a reported stabbing incident.

A group of 32 teenage girls from Northern Virginia received an introduction to career opportunities in law enforcement last month in a week-long program conducted by the Fairfax County Police Department.

Dozens of law enforcement personnel, most of whom were women, gave demonstrations and discussed their careers with the high school students. The program offered leadership and team-building activities, classes on defensive tactics and firearms safety, and sessions on law enforcement tasks ranging from traffic stops to homicide investigations.

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Washington Post, September 3, 2015