Responsibilities of the Public Information Office

The Prince William County Police Department is responsible for, and dedicated to, keeping the community informed about crime and other police-related events that occur in the county. The Public Information Office serves as the direct link between the Prince William County community and the Police Department by corresponding with local media, and through this website and social media, to provide timely and accurate information to the public.

One of the responsibilities of the Public Information Office is to compile a daily incident report which is posted on this website every week day, Monday through Friday (with the exception of some holidays). The Public Information Office is also responsible for all internal and external department communications which include news releases of awards, and community partnering events. The Public Information Office also manages and updates the Department's website and social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Individuals or insurance companies wishing to obtain verification of a police report, should call the Prince William County Police Records Bureau at (703) 792-6562. If you are inquiring into a crime or incident you have heard about, please contact the Public Information Office at the information below.

 

News Media Notice

The Prince William County Police Department's Public Information Office strives to be as responsive as possible and to act in the best interest of our agency, the news media and the residents of Prince William County. Routine inquires and other information requests are handled during normal business hours. During post-business hours, weekends and major holidays, a Public Information Office staff member is always on-call for emergencies or significant breaking news events. The on-call member will generally not have information regarding routine arrests or incidents or have information about cases being jointly investigated with other agencies.

On-call members should only be contacted in incidents of high importance as outlined above. Please note, that because the on-call Public Information Officer changes periodically, news outlets should call the Prince William County Public Safety Communications Center at (703) 792-6500 and request the number of the on-call member.

The Public Information Office maintains an email distribution list for breaking news and other police related advisories. In order to be added to this distribution list, the media outlet needs to be credentialed by either the Virginia Association of Broadcasters or the Virginia Press Association and must provide proof to the Public Information Office staff.

 

Freedom of Information Act [FOIA]

Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council

 

Public Information Office Contact Information

Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Supervisor, First Sergeant Kim D. Chinn:

     8900 Freedom Center Blvd

     Manassas, VA 20110

     Office: 703-792-7245

Public Information Officer, Jonathan L. Perok

     15948 Donald Curtis Dr

     Woodbridge, VA 22191

     Office: 703-792-4159

General Line: 703-792-5123

Email: policedept@pwcgov.org

 

Additional Public Information Office Staff

Ms. Sharon Y. Richardson, Communications Specialist II

Ms. Machelle L. Montgomery, Social Media Liaison

Officer Dennis J. Jensen, Part-Time Public Information Officer

Officer Ericca K. Figueroa, Part-Time Public Information Officer

Officer J. Mark Merriman, Part-Time Public Information Officer

 

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