File Your Non-Emergency Issues Online with the Prince William County Police
Prince William County, VA has an outstanding police force. And they have just rolled out a new way to report non-emergency issues online at http://www.pwcgov.org/police. I’ve always called the non-emergency dispatch number of 703-792-6500. In fact, I have the number stored in my cell phone for those occasions when I see a stranded vehicle, a dog on the loose or other incident that doesn’t merit an 9-1-1 call.
The online reporting is meant for incidents that meet the following criteria:
It’s not an emergency
It occurred in Prince William County, VA NOT in City of Manassas or Manassas Park
You do not know who committed the crime or perpetrated the incident
You are at least 18 years old
You have an email address where you can receive information
Examples of crimes you can report online include:
- Harassing calls, texts or emails
- Hit & Run
- Lost Property
- Supplement to a Report Already Filed
The Prince William County Police encourage their residents to use this new tool responsibly. They are reminding citizens that filing a false police report is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by jail time of not more than 12 months, or a fine of not more than $2,500.