Barry M. Barnard Biography Our Mission & Values Quick Facts
Chief of Police
1 County Complex Court
Prince William, VA 22192
Colonel Barry M. Barnard 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 Barnard 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 845 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.
Police Chief Barry Barnard was named Police Chief effective June 28, 2016. He had been Acting Chief of Police since the retirement of Chief Steve M. Hudson in March 2016. Barnard has been a member of the Prince William County Police Department since 1976, and has more than 40 years of law enforcement experience. He was Deputy Chief of Police since 2009, and served as Assistant Chief of Police from 2000 to 2009 as a Commander of both the Operations and Administrative Divisions.
Barnard is a graduate of George Mason University with a master's degree in Public Administration. In addition, he has a bachelor's degree in Criminology from Florida State University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy; the University of Virginia Senior Executive Institute; the University of Richmond Professional Executive Leadership School and the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute.
Barnard is a member of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Alumni and the Police Executive Research Forum.
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The mission of the Prince William County Police Department is to enhance the quality of life by providing police services through shared responsibility with the public.
The Prince William County Police Department is responsible for protecting constitutional guarantees and impartially enforcing the law.
We believe that integrity is the basis of public trust and that honesty and equality in the delivery of police services is essential.
We commit ourselves to uphold these values and to foster cooperation and respect within our community.
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Here are some "quick" facts about the Prince William County Police Department:
- Total FY 2018 adopted budget: $101,348,292
- Total FY 2018 staffing: 871 (673 sworn)
- Annual Training totals (2016): 59,408 hours (recruit training); 47,222 hours (annual in-service training); 4,892 hours (firearms training)
- County Population (June 2016): 449,864
- Former Police Chiefs
FYI18 Budget is effective July 1, 2017
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