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About Community Engagement

​The Prince William County Police Department's Community Engagement Section consists of:

COMMUNITY LIAISION UNIT

The Prince William County Police Department's Community Liaison Unit establishes, maintains, strengthens and enhances the relationship between the Department and specific groups within the community. The Unit serves as a personal contact for community leaders, residents and businesses within the community and maintains an open line of communication with all citizens by increasing interaction with community members.


CRIME PREVENTION UNIT

The Prince William County Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit consists of crime prevention officers and a crime prevention specialist. All members have received Crime Prevention Specialist certification through the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. They are highly trained in all areas of crime prevention including personal safety, senior scams, active violence, home security, and identity theft.

The Crime Prevention Unit's members are here to help communities establish active Community Watch programs, assist businesses and residents with preventing crime, and work with Patrol Officers to address neighborhood issues and facilitate problem-solving methods.

All members of the Unit are trained in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies. The Unit works with the County's Planning Office to apply CPTED strategies and identify safety risks of future developments within Prince William County, as well as providing security assessments of various existing County-owned and privately-owned buildings.

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    Business Resources

    The Crime Prevention Unit offers many services such as site assessments, the Emergency Contacts program, Business Watch program, and Construction Site Security service.

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    Crime Alerts

    Stay up-to-date on crime alerts in the County and learn about scam deterrence tips. These alerts notify residents and businesses of crime trends observed in the county or in neighboring jurisdictions.

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    Safety Resources

    Being safe and feeling safe are important for our community. The Crime Prevention Unit offers a variety of resources to help with that.

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    Watch Programs

    Want to help take a bite out of crime? The Crime Prevention Unit offers many watch programs for businesses, neighborhoods, places of worship, and for fleets.

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    Vehicle Theft

    Help Eliminate Auto Theft (H.E.A.T.) by protecting your ride! H.E.A.T. is a program offered by the Virginia State Police to help deter and stop vehicle thefts.


For more information, please contact the Community Engagement Section by calling 703-792-7270 or email.