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Welcome to the Police Newsroom

The Police Newsroom includes all press releases and crime reports distributed by the Police Department. Listed below are links to learn more about announcements, general news releases, and reported crime in Prince William County. This page is intended to provide updates to our community and media partners regarding significant incidents, as well as, keep the public informed about events and campaigns our department participates in throughout the year. The Police Department's Public Information Office is responsible for content on this page. If you have any questions regarding an incident in your neighborhood or anything listed on this page, please call the Public Information Office main line at 703-792-5123. For continuous updates after business hours, on weekends, and major holidays, we encourage you to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Cold Case Corner

The Cold Cases Corner lists all murder cases that remain unsolved and are not part of a recent investigation. These cases date back to the early 1970's and most leads in the investigations have been exhausted. Investigators are requesting information from the public that can aid in an arrest or other significant development in these investigations. We hope to one day give the families of these victims closure and bring their killers to justice. To learn more about the Police Department's cold cases, please click here.

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Daily Incident Report

The Police Department remains committed to keeping our community informed of significant criminal incidents in the county. The Daily Incident Report is a compilation of police briefs from reports regarding major, significant investigations. These investigations include homicides, violent felonies, malicious assaults, sexual assaults, fatal crashes, and residential burglaries. Not all crimes and incidents in the county are listed in these reports. To view the latest Daily Incident Reports, please click here.

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General News Releases

In addition to keeping our public updated about crime in Prince William County, the Police Department also seeks to inform our community about special events and other information about our personnel and department. These releases include announcements about staff promotions, recruit graduations, Animal Shelter news, varying community outreach events, and our ongoing enforcement campaigns. To view the latest News Releases, please click here.

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Unsolved Homicides

The Police Department's Homicide Unit works tirelessly to investigate murders in the county. These cases utilize a large number of staff hours and department resources to investigate. In these recent murder investigations, time is of the essence and our investigators seek any information that can help solve these heinous crimes while also preserving any evidence which may potentially still be available. To learn more about the Police Department's active homicides, please click here.

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Anyone with information on any crime which occurred in Prince William County is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 703-670-3700. You can also submit an anonymous tip online by clicking here or by texting "PWC" plus your tip to 274637. If your information leads to an arrest or significant development in the case, you could be eligible for a reward.

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