City of Alexandria, VA
Patrol Operations Bureau
The Patrol Operations Bureau provides the most visible police services to the community. Officers assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau are those with whom the public is most likely to come in contact. They respond to emergencies, alarms, reports of crimes, calls for service and provide traffic enforcement. The services provided range from preliminary investigations of major crimes, to problem solving complex quality of life issues. Officers provide these services 24-hours a day, 7-days-a-week and are assigned to one of three patrol sectors (see below). While on patrol, officers focus on outstanding public service with an emphasis on proactive responses to neighborhood crime and public order issues.
The Alexandria Police Department is dedicated to fair, compassionate and respectful treatment of all people who seek police services, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion or sexual orientation.
Deputy Chief David Huchler is in command of the Patrol Operations Bureau.