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A Message From The Chief

Peter Newsham - Chief of Police

On behalf of the men and woman of the Prince William County Police Department, I want to welcome you to our website dedicated to recruiting the very best candidates for a rewarding career in law enforcement. I hope this site will provide background of our agency, the opportunities we offer, and answer any questions you may have about our hiring process. If you’re interested in learning more about who we are, our recruiters are ready to speak with you.

Prince William County is a wonderful community in which to live, work, and visit. Just 30 miles south of our Nation’s Capital, our growing and diverse community is the perfect location to raise a family with our excellent schools, parks and recreation facilities, and all the conveniences of living in the suburbs with top attractions and museums, exciting events and festivals, outlet shopping, live music venues, and a multitude of art and agricultural treasures.

The Prince William County Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency that has maintained high satisfactory ratings from our community over the past several years. Our agency offers a variety of opportunities for our members in professional advancement, career development, and investigative and specialty team experience. We serve as role models and mentors for our youth, and we take great pride in being a progressive agency that provides exceptional service to everyone based on a foundation of equality, integrity, and honesty.

Law enforcement is a service-minded profession centered on giving back to the community by providing the highest quality of professional police service to everyone. The Prince William County Police Department embraces the opportunity to work with our residents, listen and implement change, and build a stronger community. We are committed to keeping our community safe and are continuously looking for those candidates who are deeply committed to helping transform policing and committed to excellence.

We hope you’ll see yourself here and join Northern Virginia’s finest police agency by applying with us today.

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