Stafford American Legion Post 290

Post 290 Law & Order Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program


2022 Dates TBD

~ Interviews for the 2022 Class  will take place on

January 31, 2022, at 7 p.m at the Post Home, 1141 Mountain View Road~

Please bring your completed application and Driver's License to the interview

The Law & Order Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program is a weeklong training curriculum for high school students who have completed their junior year.  Cadets experience a life similar to a trooper-in-training, complete with daily room inspections and instruction by state police troopers on Department operations, crime scene investigations, officer survival, undercover operations, driver improvement, scuba training, defensive tactics, and firearms safety.  As part of their training, the cadets also undergo a variety of physical agility exercises used in the Virginia State Police applicant testing process.

"The daily instruction and exercises give the young men and women a glimpse into the life and training a Virginia State trooper undergoes, " said Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Superintendent of the Virginia State Police.  "It's a valuable experience, especially for teenagers who have an interest in pursuing law enforcement as a career.  More importantly, the Law & Order Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program is one of the best ways for our Department to make contact and build positive relationships with today's young people."

Students currently in the 11th grade who are interested in applying for the Law & Order Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program should download and fill out an application, or pick one up from their guidance counselor, and be prepared to participate in an interview process.  Contact Mike Robinson, 540-760-3255, for additional information.