Community Watch Programs
Prince William County is a Certified Crime Prevention Community! A major factor in this designation is partnerships with residents to continue making Prince William County a safe place to live and work. To that end the Police Department offers several programs including Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Worship Watch, Fleet Watch and Apartment Watch.
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The Neighborhood Watch
program is designed to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life in your neighborhood. Neighbors commit to keeping their eyes and ears open as they go about their daily business, or they can organize patrols to monitor their neighborhoods. Have a question? Complete this Neighborhood Watch Inquiry form
Do you live in an apartment complex? The Neighborhood Watch
program can be implemented in your apartment complex. Typically, the management office coordinates the program.
The Business Watch program -- which includes Fleet Watch and the Certified Crime Prevention Business Program -- teaches Prince William County business owners, managers and employees how to combat crime such as bad check and credit-card fraud, robbery, and shoplifting as well as educates them on personal safety and workplace violence issues. Get a Business Emergency Contact form to register with the Police. Simply print it and mail it to the address shown on the form.
The Worship Watch
program is similar to Neighborhood Watch except that it is designed for members of a church, synagogue, mosque or temple. Have a question? Complete this Worship Watch Inquiry form
The Fleet Watch
program involves businesses and other organizations that have large fleets of vehicles equipped with some form of communication such as cell phones or radios. Police notify these businesses to have their drivers be alert if there is trouble.
For information please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 703-792-7270