Written By: Prince William County Police Department
In March 1970, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Resolution 11 to establish a Police Department for Prince William County.
On July 1st, 1970, a group of 42 individuals met at the Old Bennett School in Manassas as the first members of the Prince William County Police Department. Their resources in numbers were limited, and the Police Department would grow and change tremendously over the subsequent decades to become the leading organization it is today.
Today marks a historic milestone, as we reach our 50th anniversary. Countless individuals over the years have made innumerable contributions to the development and success of this Department and helped establish its excellent reputation. We honor these achievements and invite you, our citizens, to celebrate the Department’s 50th anniversary with us.