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Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation

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Causes: Crime & Law

Mission: The mission of the Fairfax County Law Enforcement (FCLE) Foundation is to strengthen and promote public safety by funding, coordinating and supporting a variety of educational activities that provide professional development for police officers and public safety personnel through the Fairfax Criminal Justice Academy. The FCLE Foundation provides leadership, innovation, and support for programs and services to the Fairfax County community.

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Rating: 5

The exercises we did at the end of each class were very realistic! They guided you on what you needed to do on your feet and what you should be thinking about if you're in danger. Also, they taught us that it's okay to be rude to avoid a situation that could cause you harm. Very productive and useful!



Rating: 5

Great foundation! I participated in a women's self-defense class and am confident I am better prepared to protect myself. Very informative! Thank you Fred Sanborn!



Rating: 5

The Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation (FCLEF) was formed to foster a public-private partnership enabling the community to assist the Fairfax County Police Department in financing projects and educational programs which are not funded by the standard county budget. With the focus on safety, awareness and the FCLEF supports programs which directly benefit the community such as woman’s self defense classes, crime prevention, encouragement for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and bicycle safety helmets for underprivileged children. Many Women's Self Defense class participants comment on how taking the course changed their lives. One classmate reported that she used techniques learned in the course to successfully repel an attacker, who fled when he realized that she was not going to be an easy target. These classes help women, who may have been victims in the past, realize that they have options.
The Foundation helps to fill the gaps that may otherwise leave the underprivileged without positive resources. “United for Sports,” was a FCLEF mentoring program that encouraged at-risk youths to play team sports, instead of being on the streets. There is also assistance for covering the basic needs of our retired K-9 corps, because their health benefits cease when they are released from service. Peer support for selected officers is another area where the Foundation assists, and a critical objective is promoting continuing professional education for our county police officers.
The Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation is an efficient organization of dedicated, caring volunteers