Respect, Responsibility & Results
It is the mission of the Alexandria Sheriff's Office to protect the life and property of our citizens and those placed in our custody and to provide quality services to the people of the City of Alexandria. We will serve our community with honor, integrity, and compassion, and will fulfill, with dedication to excellence, all legal mandates prescribed by our federal, State, and local governments.
The Alexandria Sheriff's Office operates according to its Core Values, those principles or beliefs that guide our Office both internally and externally, and which allow us to fulfill our mission. They are non-negotiable and serve as our foundation for excellence. View Our Core Values >>
The Alexandria Sheriff's Office is responsible for the operation of the Detention Center, courthouse and courtroom security, service of all court legal documents, execution of court orders, transportation of prisoners, execution of arrest warrants, and general public safety and law enforcement.
Several members of the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office are showing their
support of the fight against breast cancer by wearing special pink badges this
month. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne authorized deputies to wear the custom-made badges
throughout October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some deputies ordered the badgesafter a fellow
deputy lost her battle against the disease last year and others wearing
them are breast cancer survivors who share their experiences to promote the
importance of early detection and to support others battling the disease.
Artwork by inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center
will be exhibited at Art on the Avenue, the annual arts and music festival, on
Saturday, October 4. Sheriff’s Office staff will display 13 drawings by inmates
at the ASO tent on the west side of Mount Vernon Avenue between East Custis and
East Windsor. Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., festival goers can vote for their
favorite by dropping a ballot in a box.
Explore the Alexandria Sheriff's Office highlights of 2013! View a copy of the most recent annual report and learn more about the important work and helpful services performed by the Sheriff's Office, including jail and courthouse security, community outreach, programs for youth,and cost saving projects by the Inmate Work Detail.
Congratulations to the latest graduates of the Crisis Intervention Team
(CIT) training academy! Deputies Darold Crawford, Jeffrey Hines, Fallon
Norloff, and Gerald Resseguie and Local Probation Officer Kaelyn Branch were
among those recognized at a graduation ceremony on Friday, September 19 at
police headquarters. Other graduates include members of the Alexandria Police
Department, Alexandria Fire Department, and Adult Protective Services.
Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and his staff recently honored six inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center for their educational accomplishments. Three inmates who passed their GED examinations and three who earned food safety certifications were recognized during a graduation ceremony at the jail on Thursday, August 28.
The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office provides child safety seat inspections for City residents. This free service is available by appointment only. To request this service, please call 703.746.4114 during regular business hours and a deputy will follow up to schedule an appointment.
Get connected with the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office through social media! The Sheriff’s Office is now on Facebook and Twitter, so “like” and “follow” us for the latest information about community outreach, staff achievements, detention center news, employment opportunities and more.
The Detention Center Operations and Support Services Bureau is the largest of the Sheriff’s Office's three organizational bureaus. Under the command of Chief Deputy Doug Schuler, the Bureau is responsible for managing the Alexandria Detention Center's security as well as the facility itself. The Security Division and Support Services Division comprise the Bureau. The Security Division supervises Security Teams, Special Management Sergeant, and Visitors Center operations, among other responsibilities. The Support Services Division maintains the physical plant, manages fire safety and sanitation, supervises the preparation and delivery of all staff and inmate meals, and maintains inmate records.
The Judicial and Special Operations Bureau, under the command of Undersheriff Timothy Gleeson, is the arm of the Sheriff’s Office most visible to the general public, with of its work performed in the streets and neighborhoods of Alexandria, or under the watchful eye of citizens who frequent the Alexandria Courthouse. The Bureau encompasses the Judicial Operations and Special Operations Sections, which are responsible for functions that serve the courts and perform security, warrant service and other special operations functions in the communities of Alexandria.
Under the command of Chief Deputy Wendy Webb, the Administrative and Inmate Services Bureau is responsible for administrative functions like developing and managing the agency’s annual budget, developing policy and technology, hiring and training all Sheriff's Office employees, and for managing the Office's financial affairs. It also provides direct services to inmates through intake and classification, a volunteer program, local probation and pre-trial services, alternative programs, and education, religious and life skills programs.
Volunteers are an essential part of the work of the Sheriff’s Office. Many rehabilitative programs offered to inmates are conceived of or delivered by volunteers, and our volunteers are at the heart of Detention Center programming. Regardless of your skills, your interest in being a volunteer with the Sheriff’s Office is much appreciated so please explore the opportunities and procedures to joining our team and making a difference in our community!