City of Alexandria, VA
Patrol Sector Three
Sector Three Commander
Captain Shahram Fard
Sector Three Assistant Commanders
Lieutenant Derek Gaunt– Day Shift
Lieutenant Scott Patterson– Evening/Midnight Shift
Patrol Sector Three is divided into six primary patrol service areas, which serve a diverse mix of residential neighborhoods and business districts. The residential neighborhoods vary from single family homes to high-density, multi-story apartment buildings. The business districts are comprised of small family owned businesses as well as the large corporate variety.
The policing philosophy in Patrol Sector Three focuses on utilizing effective and innovative problem-solving strategies with the goal of preventing and reducing crime. We aggressively address public order and quality of life issues as we strive to enable our constituents to live and work in a safe and pleasant environment. Our officers are committed to maintaining and enhancing our strong partnerships with the many civic and business associations in the West-End of the City.
Sector Three has created a Community Improvement Team comprised of police officers, deputy sheriffs, probation and parole officers, juvenile probation officers, Transportation and Environmental Services staff and personnel from Human Services. This multi-agency, multi-discipline team is designed to thoroughly examine issues in communities experiencing surges in public disorder, crime or quality of life issues and use innovative and service focused strategies to mitigate the problems. Team members use Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to address conditions that contribute to and facilitate criminal activity. This has been a productive and innovative partnership between City agencies interested in maintaining and elevating the quality of life in our neighborhoods. For more information contact Captain Timothy Dickinson.
703.746.6744: Watch Commander’s Office
703.746.6802: Daylight Patrol Supervisors
703.746.6803: Evening Patrol Supervisors
703.746.6801: Midnight Patrol Supervisors