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Conversation with the Chief

Conversation with the Chief, Prince William County Police, Chief Barry Barnard

Provided by Prince William County Police Chief Barry Barnard of the Prince William County Police Department will host a “Conversation with the Chief.” The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Minnieville Elementary School, 13639 Greenwood Drive, Woodbridge, beginning at 7:00 p. m.. We would like to extend an invitation to those who live in the community and the surrounding area to come out, meet the …

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Police Looking for Facilities for SWAT Training

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police The Prince William County Police SWAT Team is looking for facilities to conduct Active Violence scenarios.  This allows the team to train in a variety of different buildings. It also helps familiarize the team with the layout in the event we need to respond to a real-world incident at that facility. Scenarios may last …

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Beware of the “Momo Challenge”

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police The Momo Challenge starts as a game on WhatsApp. It also has ties to YouTube and Facebook. The challenge begins by asking the user to add Momo as a contact. The Momo contact then encourages the user, generally youth or young adults, to harm themselves and possibly commit suicide. The Momo contact uses bullying techniques by threatening …

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Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Scams

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police You may receive appeals to donate money for disaster relief after Hurricane Florence. Be sure to do your due diligence before responding to such requests. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) offers these tips on how to donate or volunteer right, and what not to do. TO DONATE TO RELIEF EFFORTS The most effective …

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First Responders Team Up to Support Good Cause

The Redskins versus the Cowboys. The Giants versus the Dodgers. Every sports team has a rival, and that is no different for the teams that played in the second-annual Guns and Hoses hockey game this past weekend. Prince William County’s Police and Fire and Rescue Departments challenged each other on the ice in order to support a good cause. A …

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Vacation Rental Scams

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police With July 4th right around the corner, plenty of us are still running around trying to book a last-minute vacation rental. If that’s you, here’s what you need to know: scammers are ready with fake vacation rental ads. Rental scammers try to get your rental booking and take your money. However, when you show …

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Threat of Arrest Phone Scam

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police There is a growing trend nationwide of citizens receiving fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be affiliated with law enforcement. Similar to the IRS scam, callers threaten that you’ll be arrested if you do not comply with their demands. This can be very stressful. These scams are designed to make people panic. The caller demands money and …

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Ceremony Celebrates Opening and Dedication of New Police Station

Charlie T. Dean Police Station Opening

Provided by Prince William County​ During a recent ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Central District Police Station, Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors Corey Stewart told the story of the first time he and retired Prince William Police Chief Charlie T. Deane toured the new station. Stewart said he asked Deane how he liked the facility, and Deane …

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Conversation with the Chief

Chief Barry Barnard of the Prince William County Police Department will host a “Conversation with the Chief” on Wednesday, June 27 at the Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department, 11310 Coles Road, Manassas, beginning at 7:00 p. m.. If you live in the community and the surrounding area, please come out, meet the Chief, and engage in conversation. Chief Barnard will personally answer questions and discuss any topics of concern …

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Commercial Burglaries in Prince William County

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police There has been a recent increase in commercial burglaries and burglary attempts in the Woodbridge (22191) area. Criminals are gaining access by smashing or prying the door. Cash and items of value are the items targeted. Do not hide cash in the business. Obtain a safe to store cash and other valuables. Fire safes are …

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