The Prince William County Police Department is responsible for, and dedicated to, keeping the community informed about crime and other police-related events that occur in our County. The Public Information Office serves as the direct link between the Prince William County community and the Police Department through coordination with local media and by using multimedia and social media platforms. These vital tools assist the Department in providing timely and accurate information to the public.
One of the responsibilities of the Public Information Office is to compile a Daily Incident Report which is posted on our website every week day, Monday through Friday (with the exception of major holidays). The Public Information Office is also responsible for all external Department communications which include News Releases of Department events and awards, as well as, community partnering events. The Public Information Office is also tasked with managing and updating the Department's website and social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Individuals or insurance companies wishing to obtain verification of a police report, should call the Prince William County Police Records Bureau at 703-792-6562. If you are inquiring into a crime or incident you have heard about, please contact the Public Information Office at 703-792-5123.
The Prince William County Police Department's Public Information Office strives to be as responsive as possible and to act in the best interest of our agency, the news media and the residents of Prince William County. Routine inquires and other information requests are handled during normal business hours. During post-business hours, weekends and major holidays, a Public Information Office staff member is always on-call for emergencies or significant breaking news events. The on-call member will generally not have information regarding routine arrests or incidents or have information about cases being jointly investigated with other agencies.
On-call members should only be contacted in incidents of high importance as outlined above. Please note, because the on-call Public Information Officer changes periodically, news outlets should call the Prince William County Public Safety Communications Center at 703-792-6500 and request the contact information of the on-call PIO.
The Public Information Office maintains an email distribution list for breaking news and other police related advisories. In order to be added to this distribution list, the media outlet needs to be credentialed by either the Virginia Association of Broadcasters or the Virginia Press Association and must provide proof to the Public Information Office staff.
For more information, please contact the Public Information Office by calling 703-792-5123 or email.