Cadets prepare students for law enforcement

The Public Safety Cadet (PSC) Unit 505 is a program spread out across FCPS, organized to teach students about a career in law enforcement.
This program provides valuable experience to students through hands-on training programs, practical experiences and activities to educate and prepare students for a career in public safety.
The program also instills important values in its cadets, including how to be fair and impartial in law enforcement and build relationships and trust with the community.
“By fostering a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in all aspects of their operations and services – PSCs come to know and value the importance of integrity, fairness, impartiality, courtesy, respect, and compassion,” school resource officer (SRO) David Curcio said.
The cadets also explore the best ways to respond to 911 emergency calls, how to shoot pistols and firearms, and self defense tactics.
This program can also act as a launchpad for students to get involved in a career in public safety.
“PSCs who have gone through our program have a better understanding of the commitment they will be asked to make as a law enforcement professional,” Curcio said. “We also offer a salary enhancement and hiring benefit to all PSCs who complete two years of satisfactory service with one of our three Units.”
PSC meetings are held on Monday nights from 7pm – 9pm, with various community outreach events and fundraisers held in an effort to expand the program.
Students between the ages of 14-21 years old with 2.0 GPA or higher may email SRO Curcio at [email protected] to get involved with PSC Unit 505.