The Community Services Division offers a variety
of services in order to achieve our mission which include, but are not limited
to the following:
Resource Officer (CRO)
Community Resource Officers are specifically
trained to act as a liaison between the community and the police department in
all matters dealing with crime prevention.
Each CRO represents the police
department by providing a variety of subjects for presentation to citizen
groups. Some of the subjects available include personal safety, workplace
violence, burglary prevention, identity theft, holiday safety and gang
awareness. Contact the Community Service Division to schedule a presentation on
any of these subjects, or if you have a subject that is not listed but would be
relevant to your community’s needs.
contact is listed below:
Officer William Quesenberry 703-335-0822
Citizens Police Academy
City of Manassas
Watch this space for future classes.
Citizen Police Academy (CPA) provides an opportunity for citizens to learn
directly about police operations. Through a series of lectures, field trips, and
simulated activities, citizens are provided training similar to that of
an actual police officer. The CPA is of benefit to the community and the
department because it builds relationships and creates a cadre of citizens who
are better informed about the reality of police work.
academy runs for eleven weeks with most classes held between 6:30 p.m. - 9:30
p.m. on Wednesday nights.
Unless otherwise specified, classes are conducted at the Police Headquarters
(329 Manassas Drive Manassas Park, VA 20111). Some off-site visits are made to
other locations where transportation will be provided.
Instruction is provided by Manassas Park Police Department personnel, as well as
other legal authorities or agencies as needed.
Department Operations and Organization
Community Oriented Policing
Patrol Functions -
and the processing of calls for service
Must be a minimum of
18 years of age.
Must be either a
Manassas Park resident, business owner, employed in the city or connected to the
city in some way
Must pass a
criminal history background check
Citizen Police Academy Application
BEFORE CONTRACTING WITH A LOCKSMITH
business that sells, installs, or services locks must be licensed
by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).
contract for locksmith services must contain the Department of Criminal
Justice Services (DCJS) business license number. This number will begin
with "11" followed by a four-digit number. (Example: 11-5432)
can verify the business has a valid license number by visiting our website
[Facility Search] or by calling the Division of Regulatory Affairs at
individual that sells, installs, or services locks must be registered
by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).
The locksmith, that responds to a
call for service, must present credentials issued by DCJS (photo ID or letter of
registration) upon your request.
If they cannot produce valid DCJS
credentials, it is recommended that you do not do business with them.
You can verify the an
individual has a valid registration number by visiting our website at
Search] or by calling the Division of Regulatory Affairs at 804-786-4700.
If you would like to file a formal complaint with
the Department of Criminal Justice Services against a Locksmith business or
individual, please fill out our complaint form and attach all related
documents/contracts/correspondence that support your complaint.
A complaint form is available on our website at
more information about the Department of Criminal Justice Services, Division of
Regulatory Affairs, please visit
or contact us via e-mail at
and FRAUD Targeting Seniors
Every week, we hear of some new fraud or scam involving
seniors.. Here are a few to share with your seniors:
mortgage scams on the rise for seniors was published in the August issue of
scams on the rise in the Richmond area (Virginia Triad noted in the article);
lot scams targeting seniors:
school football charity scam:
call scams asking for money:
Consumer Action Handbook is an excellent
resource with contact information for federal, state, and local government
agencies and numerous useful tips.
FTC publications: there are many brochures
to choose from, but If you look under
the left toolbar under bulk orders:
you will find a number of excellent handouts to order.
Also, check out the FTC’s
most recent scam alerts to print what you need.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
has a list of common mail scams and frauds:
their latest scheme alerts, which are easy to print:
This information is provided
by the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia. Visit their website for news releases and to sign up for the citizens email update:
Watch is a powerful tool that brings citizens together to make their
neighborhood a safer place to live.
Residents are more familiar with
their neighborhood than anyone and are the most qualified to recognize when
something is amiss. Neighbors work in partnership with the police department to
identify suspicious or unusual people, vehicles, or activity that may indicate a
Interested? Questions? Concerns?
Active Neighborhood Watch Groups
Historic Manassas Park Neighborhood Watch
Blooms Crossing Neighborhood Watch
contact Heather Gustin at
Community Resource Officers are
available to assist with developing a
Neighborhood Watch Program in Manassas
Park’s residential communities.
Resource Officer (SRO)
Park School Board and the Manassas Park Police Department have joined forces in
an invaluable program which benefits Manassas Park’s greatest resources - its
Officers are considered a part of the staff at the school where they work. The
students and staff deserve the best protection from problems that are more
likely to come from outside their campuses. One police officer is posted full
time at Manassas Park Middle School and one at Manassas Park High School. These
officers frequently visit both Manassas Park Elementary School and Cougar
Elementary School. These officers are not there to serve as security guards, but
to provide a professional police resource to the staff and students.
Officers are available to assist students and staff in a number of ways. Not
only do they respond to problems which are criminal in nature, they are involved
in the classroom by sharing their particular field of knowledge on anything from
career presentations to government and civic classes. This arrangement has been
beneficial to both the Police Department and the School Board. While the school
has the officer available at a moments notice, the number of patrol officer
responses to the schools to handle problems has been dramatically reduced.
information is listed below:
Brann Manassas Park High School 703-361-9131
Manassas Park Middle School 703-361-1510
When the Going Gets Scruff Bullying Video
Crime Prevention Council is excited to unveil our new animated short video on
bullying, When the Going Gets Scruff<http://www.ncpc.org/about/when-the-going-gets-scruff>,
which is intended for children ages 5 to 9 to view in school and in after school
settings. Bullying has become an epidemic and a public health concern.
seven-minute animation features the long-standing crime prevention icon McGruff
the Crime Dog and his nephew Scruff®. From this video children learn that they
shouldn’t ignore bullying or enter physical altercations with their opponents.
The two take-away messages for children are, “Don’t bystand. Lend a hand,” and
“Stop, talk, and walk.” Additionally, NCPC has drafted discussion questions to
accompany When the Going Gets Scruff that can be used by facilitators to
encourage discussion among students after they’ve viewed the video.
The video and
accompanying discussion questions are available to download free of charge on
NCPC’s website (www.ncpc.org<http://www.ncpc.org>),
NCPC’s website for children (www.mcgruff.org<http://www.mcgruff.org>),
and various other video streaming sites such as YouTube (www.youtube.com/NCPC82<http://www.youtube.com/NCPC82>),
for use by parents, teachers, caregivers, and law enforcement.
Funded by the
Community Oriented Policing Services office of the U.S. Department of Justice,
the goal of this new animated short video is to increase the number of law
enforcement officers who partner with school staff and community stakeholders to
address and prevent bullying.
Watch works in the same way as Neighborhood Watch, except that it is tailored to
meet the needs of the business community.
This is achieved through
partnerships with various business and professional groups and the police
A business watch can keep
businesses within a geographical area aware of important crime trends and
As a service to
the citizens of the City, the Manassas Park Police Department offers free
vacation house checks. Officers will periodically check the exterior of your
home while you are away. This service helps to deter potential burglars and
provides for additional security while your house is unoccupied.
Request for House Check must be submitted in person, with a valid
I.D., to the Manassas Park Police Department from Monday at 9:00 am through
Friday at 4:00 pm.
eligible for the service are:
Houses unoccupied and under construction.
Houses unoccupied and listed for sale/show by realtors.
Houses where the owner has hired or appointed another person to periodically be
whose houses fall under these above exclusions may request an extra patrol.
information about vacation house checks or extra patrol requests may be obtained
by calling the Manassas Park Police Department at our 24 hour non-emergency
Community Resource Officers will
inspect a residential or commercial property at no cost to the property owner.
Once the inspection is complete the officer will provide a written report that
identifies areas where the owner has done a great job with security, and will
make recommendations on improvements in design elements such as locks, lighting,
or landscaping where needed. Call the Community Service Division at
703-361-1136 to schedule your Security Survey today!
Safer by Design
Safer by Design philosophy recognizes that neighborhood environments can either
encourage or discourage criminal activity. Crime Prevention officers utilize the
principles of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), a major
component of Safer by Design, to identify the design elements that make it
easier for criminals to operate. Through access control, territoriality, and
natural surveillance – the ability to observe the natural surroundings, Crime
Prevention officers help citizens take corrective measures to strengthen their
personal security. These are the same principles that are applied when officers
conduct residential or commercial security surveys, and when participating in
the City’s Site Plan Review Committee which reviews all new construction and
major renovation plans.
station tours are offered to the public by appointment only, between the hours
of 8am to 8pm, Monday through Friday. Request for tours must be made at least
3 days in advance. To schedule a tour, please contact MPPD at
includes an explanation of various sections and services offered by the Manassas
Park Police Department. Most areas of the police station will be toured as long
as no sensitive business or investigations are being conducted. An average tour
is approximately 30-40 minutes long with questions and answers.
should not exceed 20 individuals; smaller groups may be combined with other
be terminated if groups are disruptive; therefore, we ask that there be a
sufficient number of adults to provide supervision of children. No minors or
children under 18 will be permitted to tour the building without a
parent/guardian and/or appropriate care-giver of age present.
The Manassas Park Police
Department encourages citizens to assist us in maintaining safe neighborhoods
and streets. By completing the
Special Traffic/Criminal Activity Enforcement
Request, our Officer's will know where, and when to set up radar
or other proactive criminal enforcement efforts within the community in addition
to our normal enforcement goals.
To Be A Victim® is not a firearms instruction course, nor is the NRA directly or
indirectly endorsed by the City of Manassas Park or the instructor.
Contact the Crime Prevention Officer