Manassas City Police Department
Community Services Section
9518 Fairview Ave
Manassas, VA 20110
Sergeant A. Barahona, Community Services Sergeant
Sarah Maroney, Crime Prevention Specialist
Welcome to the MCPD Community Services Section!
The Community Services Section coordinates the crime prevention and community outreach initiatives of the Manassas City Police Department. Below is information on the services and programs the Community Services Section has to offer. Please visit the "I Want Police at My Event" page on the left to make a request.
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)
The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Basic Physical Defense Program for Women is a 12-hour course offered exclusively to women and young women. A variety of topics are covered, with an emphasis on the "4 Risks of Personal Safety", physical defense techniques, and responsibility in decision-making. To learn more about the R.A.D. program visit the link on the left-hand side of this page.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Etching is one of the most effective means to deter auto theft that is currently available. Etching is a fast, safe and simple process of having a vehicle's VIN engraved onto its windows using a chemical solution. Once the VIN has been etched on all the windows, a thief must strip and replace every piece of glass in order to profit off the sale of the stolen vehicle or its parts. Doing so it a time-consuming and expensive feat, which deters many thieves from stealing VIN-etched vehicles in the first place. Upcoming VIN Etch dates will be posted on the Manassas City Police Department's Facebook page.
National Night Out
National Night Out (NNO) is "America's Night Out Against Crime" - a time when neighbors come together and take a stand against crime. NNO helps send the message to criminals that the Manassas community does and will continue to fight back against crime. It also raises safety and drug awareness, strengthens community spirit, and enhances the partnership between residents and first responders which makes every effort of safety possible. For vendor and event information click the link on the left-hand side of this page.
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, or CPTED (pronounced "sep-ted"), is a common-sense strategy used to deter crime and create a safer environment by influencing human behavior and inhibiting criminal activity. While none of its strategies is guaranteed to eliminate future crime, CPTED is an internationally accepted method of deterring crime, both real and perceived. Live in the City? You can request a security survey by clicking the "I Want Police at My Event" link on the left-hand side of this page.
Starting or joining a community’s Neighborhood Watch is an easy way to help protect yourself and others. Neighborhood Watch can receive free training from the Manassas City Police Department on how to effectively observe and report suspicious activity, conduct meetings, organize volunteers and other topics. To request a Neighborhood Watch presentation click the "I Want Police at My Event" link on the left-hand side of this page.
Refuse To Be A Victim
The Refuse To Be A Victim program is FREE two hour seminar promotes awareness and prevention of criminal confrontations. Seminar topics include home, automobile, phone, technology, travel and personal security. Seminar participants are presented with a variety of common sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies and devices they may integrate into their daily lives. To request a Refuse to Be A Victim class for your group click the "I Want Police at My Event" link on the left-hand side of this page.