PRESS RELEASE February 25, 2021 Prince William Police Department

by Sheila Koester
(Woodbridge, VA)

Prince William County Police Headquarters

Prince William County Police Headquarters

Here is an interesting email I received today.

February 25, 2021 Prince William Police Department
Public Information Office

Prince William County Police Participate in School System's Virtual "Introduce a Girl to STEAM Day"

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA – During Prince William Public Schools’ virtual event, “Introduce a Girl to STEAM Day,” on Feb. 25, students will have the opportunity to watch a 16-minute video created by the County Police Department educating them on how science, technology, engineering, the arts and math play a significant role in helping the police investigate crimes.

During the video titled, “How We Use STEAM,” Lieutenant Heather A. Vance explains how the police use radar and lidar devices, license plate readers, mobile identification equipment, full spectrum imaging and facial composite software to identify and solve crimes in the field and at the department offices.

The video provides a detailed walk-through of the evidence collection and analysis process for a fictional scenario. Courtesy of the video, students can experience the forensics portion of a criminal investigation firsthand.

“How We Use STEAM” is available for public viewing by visiting
Prince William County is the second-largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a population of nearly 467,000. A highly-educated, racially and ethnically diverse population makes the county one of the most globally represented communities in the region. AAA Bond Ratings, awarded annually from all three ratings agencies, confirms a commitment to a thriving and robust economy. Prince William County encompasses a total area of 348 square miles and includes independent cities and towns, state and federal park properties, and Quantico Marine Corps Base. Steeped in rich history, surrounded by beautiful parks and open space, Prince William County is a community of choice where individuals, families and businesses choose to live, work and play.
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