This is our first edition of "Ask an Officer." If you have questions for the Prince William County police department, we'll pass them along to Officer Jonathan Perok and First Sgt. Kim Chinn, public information officers with the department.
This week's batch of questions was answered by Officer Jonathan Perok.
1.) What type of follow-up, if any, is done with crime victims? My home was robbed in Oct 2011 and I emailed the officer several times regarding the robbery and I never received a response, nothing since. Any suggestions?
Perok: Please contact me via email and let me know who the officer is so I can look into it.
2.) Is Virginia an open carry state? Where, or when, can you not carry, either open or concealed? Do you have to register firearms in Virginia?
Perok: Yes, Virginia is an open carry state. The Virginia State Police notes in this link where you cannot carry a firearm, concealed or open: http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_ResidentConcealed.shtm#WhereUnlawfultoCarry. There is no registration in Virginia, however there is an application for a concealed weapon permit which is accepted at the Circuit Court at the county courthouse.