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Police Department
Message from the Chief

  Stephan M. Hudson
  Chief of Police
  1 County Complex Court (MC 475)
  Prince William VA 22192

  Chief Steve Hudson is the commanding officer of the Prince William County Police Department, and is committed to providing efficient and interactive police service to the residents of Prince William County. Chief Hudson is responsible for the planning and direction of all Department activities, and is the final authority in all matters of policy operations and discipline.

The mission of the Prince William County Police Department is to enhance the quality of life of our residents by providing police services through shared responsibility with the public. The more than 750 members of this department - sworn and civilian - accomplish our mission by embodying our values in both our professional and personal lives, and through accountability to our citizens.

We believe that integrity is the basis of public trust, and that honesty and equality in delivery of police services is essential. This has been a hallmark of our Department since its inception and we are proud of our standing in the community.


Stephan (Steve) M. Hudson has served with the Prince William County Police Department since 1982. Prior to his appointment as Chief of Police in February 2013, he was  an Assistant Chief of Police since 2008, serving over the Operations and Criminal Investigations Divisions; he previously served as the Commander of the Vice/Narcotics (now Special Investigations), Internal Affairs, and Special Operations Bureaus.  Prior to his first promotion, he served for 13 years in officer and detective positions.

Chief Hudson is a graduate of American Public University with a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. In addition, he has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from National-Louis University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute and the FBI National Academy; the Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond; and the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police.

Chief Hudson is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Alumni, the Police Executive Research Forum, and the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation, among others. He currently sits on the IACP Policy Board.


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