A Message From The Chief

Barry M. Barnard


As Chief of Police, I am honored to serve alongside the highly motivated, well trained men and women of the Prince William County Police Department. We have a dedicated group of sworn officers and civilian employees who work together to ensure Prince William County is a safe place to live, work and visit. Diversity, education and experience are valued in our personnel, as it reflects the unique community we serve.

We offer many exciting opportunities for motivated, professional individuals who desire to make a difference in the community. The Prince William County Police Department offers a wide range of assignments and opportunities for advancement and professional development. No matter your interests, from Criminal Investigations, K-9, Forensic Science, Bicycle Patrol, or SWAT, we have divisions and specialty units to fit any career goal.

I am proud of the success and outstanding reputation this Department has achieved. We set high standards for ourselves and pledge excellence, initiative and integrity in all we do. We believe in and support diversity and Fair and Impartial Policing. Because of this, our Department consistently achieves a high community satisfaction rating, which was 94% as of the last biennial community survey. We continually strive to build strong partnerships with community members and foster an environment of cooperation and respect.

If you are looking for unique and challenging experiences, our Department is the place for you. We seek applicants who value honor, professionalism, integrity and equality, and possess the highest ethical standards. I welcome your interest and encourage you to learn more about our community and the Prince William County Police Department.



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