Public Safety

“Turn Around, Don’t Drown” Prepping for Tropical Strom Isaias

Tropical Storm Isaias is rapidly approaching our area; we are currently under a tropical storm/ flash flood/ coastal flooding watch. The current track has the storm moving up the coast with the heaviest impact being to the area along and east of I-95. (See the latest storm updates.) Please remember to never drive into standing […]

Prince William Police officer kneels to talk to a child at a BLM family protest
Equity & The Path to Reconciliation

Our community is shifting into an unapologetic anti-racist stance as we come together for peaceful vigils, marches and rallies, and taking a hard look at how County policies can be made more equitable so that they offer all of our residents equal opportunity and protection under the law. “Equality means treating everybody the same…When you […]

Meet the Covid-19 ‘long-haulers’ whose symptoms won’t seem to go away | Advisory Board Daily Briefing

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), patients with Covid-19 typically recover from the disease in about two weeks’ time, but there are a number of patients who have had Covid-19 for months—and experts aren’t entirely sure why they can’t shake the disease.What we know (so far) about the long-term health effects of Covid-19 Meet […]

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Ahead of jail board vote, ICE says 579 local residents have been deported since 2018 under 287(g) agreement | News | princewilliamtimes.com

Data released on the eve of a consequential vote by the Prince William-Manassas jail board shows that 579 people booked into the local jail have been deported from the U.S. since 2018 under the county’s agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – including 125 who had not yet been convicted of a crime or […]

BOCS Meeting Recap: Promoting Civil Rights, Responding to COVID-19

Once again, the Board Chambers were a space for lively debate and heartfelt community input this past Tuesday, with Public Comment spanning several hours. Thank you to everybody who took the time to engage with my colleagues and me. While you can view the meeting online occoq.org/6220bocsmeeting, I wanted to highlight some of the distinct […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Lessening Stress for Vulnerable Families

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Normally, the Prince William County Department of Social Services would host several events to spread the word, including inviting the public to plant a pinwheel garden in front of the McCoart Building. This year, it was just our Department of Social Services staff filling this area with the […]