New Police Station to Bring Focused Beats
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — For the first time in the department’s history, a new policing district will be created for the Prince William County Police Department.
The $912 million 2013 budget passed by county officials this year funds a new police station that will be built at Davis Ford Road and Prince William Parkway. The new Central Police District that will come with the new station will sit in the middle of the county and employ officers who focus on patrolling portions of Dale City, Lake Ridge, Independent Hill and the Lake Jackson area near Manassas.
The new station will alleviate crowding at the county’s two other police stations – the Eastern District Station on Donald Curtis Drive in Woodbridge and the Western District Station on Wellington Road in Manassas, according to a newsletter distributed by Prince William County Supervisor Mary Nohe.
In addition to patrol services, the new station will also house units for criminal investigations, special operations, and the Office of the Chief – which is now located at the McCoart Building at the county’s government center in Woodbridge.
Supervisors approved a $79 million operating budget for the department which, according to county documents. The cost of telephone services for the department increased by $641,000 this year, while funding from the state decreased by $512,000. That cost was absorbed by the county’s general fund, documents state.
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