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The Council holds bimonthly meetings to conduct Council business, review current crime trends, receive specialized crime prevention training and provide speakers on various topics. The meetings are open to the public.
The purpose of the Worship Watch Program is to involve members of the church, synagogue, mosque or temple with the Police Department and the surrounding community in working together to create and maintain a safe environment by utilizing accepted crime prevention practices. There are 25 Worship Watches within Prince William County!
The main objective of the Council is to support Neighborhood Watch activities, projects and training in Prince William County. Currently there are over 327 neighborhood watches in Prince William County!
This is a program which uses businesses with mobile communication capabilities. The employees have been trained by the Police Department to report suspicious or dangerous activity. This program enhances the safety of the community by putting hundreds of extra "eyes" on the streets of Prince William County. There are 40 active Fleet Watches in Prince William County!
CERTIFIED CRIME PREVENTION BUSINESS PROGRAM / BUSINESS WATCH:
The Council supports the Certified Crime Prevention Business Program / Business Watch program. The program is intended to encourage businesses to become more involved in reducing the opportunity for crimes to occur at their establishments. This is accomplished by raising awareness and knowledge through written policies and training, implementing recommended security applications, and by increased communication and cooperation between businesses and the Police Department. We currently have 63 Businesses participating in the Watch program.
NEWSLETTER - THE WATCHDOG OBSERVER:
The Council's newsletter is edited by the Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit and distributed to over 25,000 area crime prevention supporters quarterly. It is also available on the County web site: www.pwcgov.org/police. The newsletter provides current crime statistics and Council activities.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT:
The Council supports full participation in the National Night Out program. National Night Out is recognized on the first Tuesday in August. All residents going outside to show a united force against crime. This is done by neighbors holding a block party or event which helps everyone get to know each other. Residents are encouraged to turn their outside light on in support of NNO and 'fight against crime.