Prince William Co. Police to host Neighborhood Watch training

WASHINGTON — From violent attacks, to burglaries and street crime, the key to preventing them is awareness: Someone has to notice what’s going on and report it.

The Prince William County Police Department wants to help people learn ways to help, so it’s hosting a Neighborhood Watch training and meeting Wednesday night.

“With all that is going on in the world, the Neighborhood Watch program is a fantastic way to get people thinking about crime prevention in their communities,” police spokeswoman Sharon Richardson said in a news release.

The Crime Prevention Unit hosting the event wants to make sure it has enough training materials on hand for everyone planning to attend. So please RSVP to

Along with a Q&A session, police expect to discuss “crime reporting, emergency preparedness, Watch patrolling, and active violence,” according to the news release.

Full details below:

Wednesday, Dec. 9

7 p.m.

Prince William County Development Services Building

Room 107 A&B

5 County Complex Court

Woodbridge, Va. 22192

The meeting is expected to last an hour. People with questions can call 703-792-7270.

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