A Message From The Chief

Peter Newsham - Chief of Police

Do you have the courage to make positive change in your community?


Law enforcement is a rewarding career centered on service to our community and seeking positive changes. Those dedicated individuals who take on this challenge will often face scrutiny, our willingness to adapt to change, build trust, and serve all community members remains at the foundation of what it means to be in our profession. Officers are committed to the oath we take and must serve as role models for our community.


Prince William County is rich in diversity, our differences are what makes our community unique and strengthens our bond. There are many benefits to Prince William County, and it’s a great place to live, work, socialize, and raise a family. Our schools provide a world class education for our multicultural community, and our parks and recreation facilities allow an escape from the crowded highways of the D.C. Metro area.  All the conveniences of living in the suburbs are here, as well as 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 embraces the opportunity to work with our diverse community, listen and implement change, and build strong relationships. Performing our duties with respect is paramount, and we need those who are adaptable and desire to serve everyone.  We take great pride in being a progressive agency that provides exceptional service to everyone based on a foundation of equality, integrity, and honesty. We strive every day to help make Prince William County extraordinarily safe and we need people who are deeply committed to helping transform policing and committed to excellence.


Do you have the courage to step forward and take on this awesome responsibility? If you are willing to help affect positive change in a great community then you have what it takes to be a Prince William County police officer. 

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