Chief Steve Hudson is the commanding officer of the
Prince William County Police Department, and is committed to providing
efficient and interactive police service to the residents of Prince
County. Chief Hudson is responsible for the planning and direction of all
Department activities, and is the final authority in all matters of policy
operations and discipline.
The mission of the Prince William County Police
Department is to enhance the quality of life of our residents by providing
police services through shared responsibility with the public. The more
than 850 members of this department - sworn and civilian -
accomplish our mission by embodying our values in both our professional and
personal lives, and through accountability to our citizens.
We believe that integrity is the basis of public
trust, and that honesty and equality in delivery of police services is
essential. This has been a hallmark of our Department since its inception and
proud of our standing in the community.
Stephan (Steve) M. Hudson has been a member of the
Prince William County Police Department since 1982. Prior to his appointment as
Chief of Police in February 2013, he was an Assistant
Chief of Police
since 2008, serving over the Operations and Criminal Investigations
Divisions; he previously served as the Commander of the Vice/Narcotics (now
Special Investigations), Internal
Affairs, and Special Operations
Bureaus. Prior to his first promotion, he served for 13 years in officer
and detective positions.
Chief Hudson is a graduate of American Public
University with a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. In addition, he has a
bachelor’s degree in Business Management from National-Louis
University. He is
a graduate of the FBI National Academy; the Professional Executive Leadership
School at the University of Richmond; and the Police Executive Research Forum's
Management Institute for Police.
Chief Hudson is a member of the International
Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Alumni, the Police
Executive Research Forum, and the Virginia Police Chiefs