There are some great careers in public safety. Unfortunately, many of our children are not aware of these careers. COTC has established an “Education” subcommittee. Currently this committee is researching the establishment of a Public Safety Academy, within Fairfax County Schools. This academy will include the Fairfax County police and fire departments, Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation and VA State Patrol. Discussion is being held with the DC Public Schools, who have implemented a Public Safety Academy at Anacostia High School. This would be the first for Fairfax but well worth the investment in our children and public safety. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of youth interested in public safety careers.