The Prince William County Police Department's Community Engagement Section consists of:
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.
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.
For more information, please contact the Community Engagement Section by calling 703-792-7270 or email.