The Police Department investigates cases of all persons - children and adults - reported to be missing from Prince William County. This includes any person, regardless of residence status, who was last known to be in the County, or any person who is a resident and it is unknown where they were last seen.
The Police Department remains committed to investigating all missing persons cases, regardless of the circumstances. We rigorously review these cases and utilize necessary resources to reunite loved ones with their families. To report a person missing in Prince William County, please call the non-emergency line at 703-792-6500. There is no time period to wait before you can report someone missing. We urge our community to report loved ones missing as soon as possible.
All law enforcement agencies in Virginia report missing persons, regardless of age, to the Virginia State Police.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of a missing person in Prince William County is asked to call the Police Department at 703-792-6500 or your local agency. If you would like to remain anonymous, please call the tipline at 703-792-7000 or complete an online tip form.
The Prince William County Sheriff's Office runs a program called Project Lifesaver which provides personalized radio transmitters for victims of Alzheimer's and other related developmental disorders, such as Down Syndrome and Autism. This program helps caregivers and local emergency agencies locate individuals who become lost and cannot help themselves.
The National Missing & Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a national information clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases across the United States. The system brings people, information, forensic science, and technology together to help resolve missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases nationwide, while providing support to victims and their families.
For more information, please contact the Public Information Office by calling 703-792-5123 or email.