Wednesday, March 19, 2014

City of Manassas on 30 Safest Cities in VA List‏

City of Manassas, VA . . . The City of Manassas has been recognized as one of the 30 Safest Cities in Virginia by  SafeWise combined data from recent FBI Crime Reports with their own research to create a list of the safest communities in Virginia.  In creating this list, SafeWise analyzed the number of violent crimes, as well as property crimes, then calculated the chance of these crimes happening out of one thousand persons in order to level the playing field for cities of varying populations.

“I am pleased that the City has received this recognition and confident in our efforts to keep residents safe,” said City Manager William Patrick Pate.  “The Manassas City Police Department has been recognized with the highest designation for law enforcement –CALEA’s Gold Standard with Excellence, which will be formally presented at the March 24 City Council meeting.”

On their website, SafeWise commented that, “Manassas exemplifies 21st century hometown America.”  They also recognized the City’s community events, arts and shopping, along with the City’s 11 parks and bicycle paths.

The SafeWise report stated, “Dedicated to family health, Manassas is a safe city that will help every member of your family feel good.”  According to SafeWise, there’s a low chance of being a victim of a violent crime or a property crime when you call the City of Manassas home.

“This designation, along with achieving CALEA’s highest accreditation, demonstrates the commitment and hard work of the members of the MCPD and City Government to ensure our residents and visitors are safe,” said Chief of Police Doug Keen.

Patty Prince
Public Affairs Specialist
City of Manassas, VA
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