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Prince William County Police Department

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    The Prince William County Police Department aims to deliver efficient and effective police services through shared responsibility with the community that enhance quality of life and foster public trust. The Department is nationally accredited with an authorized strength of 701 sworn officers, 148 professional staff, 92 crossing guards, 30 animal control staff, and is composed of four divisions and 13 bureaus.

    Message from the Chief
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    5036 Davis Ford Rd.
    Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
    Peter Newsham
    Peter Newsham
    Chief of Police

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Prince William County Police Department is to enhance the quality of life by providing police services through shared responsibility with our community.

VALUES STATEMENT

The Prince William County Police Department is responsible for protecting constitutional guarantees and impartially enforcing the law.

We believe that integrity is the basis of public trust and that honesty and equality in the delivery of police services is essential.

We commit ourselves to uphold these values and to foster cooperation and respect within our community.

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    Follow Us!

    Follow our social media pages to stay informed of breaking incidents, events, and other news and information!

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    Become a Police Officer

    Are you looking for a meaningful career that will allow you to make a difference in the community? The Prince William County Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of police officer.

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    Community Safety

    The Prince William County Police Department has developed a variety of resource guides to help residents, children, senior citizens and businesses stay safe.

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    Crime Mapping

    The Police Department offers current community members and prospective residents the opportunity to explore police calls and crime in their neighborhood. In doing so, our community stays informed of the activity in their area and can make choices to ensure their safety.

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    Adopt a Pet Today

    The Prince William County Animal Control Bureau adopts out a wide variety of animals, including dogs, cats, small domestic animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, etc.), reptiles (snakes, lizards, etc.), birds, livestock and poultry. All adoptions are completed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Emergency Alerts

PWC Alerts is an emergency notification system used by Prince William County government to send emergency alerts, non-emergency updates, as well as automated weather notifications to you through voice calls, texts, and/or emails before, during, and after a major crisis.
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Parking Enforcement

Parking complaints are one of the most common complaints received by the Department. We ask residents for your patience as these matters are prioritized and addressed. Learn more about how to file a complaint.
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Background Checks

Need to obtain a Criminal History Background Check? We have you covered. Background checks can be completed in person or through mail.
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Fingerprinting Services

The Police Department offers County residents fingerprinting services through our Licensing Section located in Manassas. You must have an appointment in order to be fingerprinted. This service is not available for immigration purposes.
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