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Prince William County Police Department Crime Prevention Unit Western District Station 8900 Freedom Center Blvd Manassas VA 20110 Phone: 703 -792 -7270 Email: [email protected] org
Special Operations Bureau n Crime Prevention Unit § First Sergeant § Three Sworn Officers § One Crime Prevention Specialist (civilian) § Western District Station in Manassas § Schedules vary daily/weekly § Typically Adult Education
Community Watch Programs n 346+ Neighborhood Watches n 39 Fleet Watches n 30+ Worship Watches n 70+ Business Watches Total: 485 Watches (and always growing)
Crime Prevention Specialists Each member certified – DCJS n Basic 40 hour Crime Prevention Class n General Instructor certification n Additional 80 hours of Crime Prevention related material n Re-certify every three years n
Community Outreach / Education Training - Citizens Crime Reporting n Home Security n Personal Safety n Identity Theft n Community programs n Terrorism Awareness Prevention (TAP) n
Training - Businesses n Crime Reporting n Personal Safety n n n Terrorism Awareness n Shoplifting / Theft Prevention n Bad Checks n Credit Card Fraud Work Place Violence Robbery Prevention
Security Assessments -CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Site Plans n Lighting Surveys n Residential Security Assessment n Business Security Assessment n
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (C. P. T. E. D) n based on a theory that the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to: n. A reduction in the incidence of crime and the fear of crime. n An improvement in the quality of life.
What does that mean? n Basically, CPTED is about using your environment to reduce crime and improve the quality of life.
Crime Prevention Events n n n National Night Out– August 5 th Crime Prevention Month – Oct. 18 th Event Golf Tournament with Crime Prevention Council. June 6 th Community events Neighborhood Watch Training- Monthly Public Education
Crime Alerts n Incidents in county n e-mail notification http: //www. pwcgov. org/ eservices/enotifications /subscribe. asp
Police Representatives Health and Safety Council n Clean Community Council n Citizen Corp Council n Chamber of Commerce n Emergency Operations Committee n Fair and Impartial Policing Committee n
Online Crime Reporting
Online Crime Reporting Using the Prince William County Police Online Reporting System, you can report the following incidents: • Larceny / Theft From Auto • Suspicious Incidents • Vandalism • Hit and Run • Harassing Calls, • Texts and Emails • Lost Property • Vandalism to Auto • Supplement to a Report Already Filed …as long as there is not a suspect at the time of reporting…
Questions? Prince William Police Crime Prevention Unit 703 -792 -7270 Crime. [email protected] org