Photo courtesy of the Prince William County Police Department
Community members have received the latest news from law enforcement.
The Prince William County Police Department (PWCPD) released its 2020 Annual Report on Friday.
Available on the county’s website, it provides updates from this past year. Challenges associated with COVID-19 and the hiring of new Chief of Police Peter Newsham are among them.
The annual report also shares details about various programs the police department offers, including the Community Police Academy (CPA), Ride-Along Program, and Santa Cops.
Information about the Community Satisfaction Survey and highlights of the PWCPD’s history are included, as well.
Established on July 1, 1970, the agency began with 42 sworn officers, six dispatchers and a secretary.
Since then, it has grown to nearly 700 sworn police officers, more than 200 professional staff members, and over 100 public safety communications employees.
The department was mainly run out of the Gar-Field government building in Woodbridge, and administration was set up at the old Bennett School in Manassas.
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