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.
After launching its child safety seat program just over a year ago, the Sheriff’s Office reached a milestone in July when a deputy installed the 500th seat. The program began in summer 2013 after three deputies completed a week of training to become certified safety seat technicians and joined a fourth who was already certified. The team began offering inspection and installation services in July 2013 and recently installed its 500th seat. City residents may schedule an appointment for this free service by calling 703.746.4114 during regular business hours.
This summer, the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office and Alexandria Police Department are offering a free five-day program for young people ages 11 to 15. The 2014 Law Enforcement Youth Academy will be held Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8. Kids will explore the criminal justice system through tours, tactical demonstrations and hands-on activities at Police Headquarters, the Detention Center and the Alexandria Courthouse. Download an application with waiver now, and contact Deputy Wright at 703.746.5017 for more information. Don’t delay – space is limited!
The Sheriff’s Office congratulates its five deputy sheriffs who recently graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. The deputies formally graduated with Session 130 in a ceremony at Dominion High School in Sterling on Thursday, June 26. Their graduation follows nearly six months of deputy and law enforcement training, including emergency vehicle operations, firearms training, defensive tactics, jail and courthouse procedures, crash investigation, basic legal training and other important areas.
Three Sheriff’s Office employees and one volunteer successfully completed facilitator training in the Thinking for a Change (T4C) curriculum for offenders. The four-day training at the Alexandria Probation & Parole Office concluded on Thursday, June 26, with Lisa Stapleton, Chief of Alexandria Probation & Parole, and Chief Deputy Wendy Webb congratulating all the participants, including Reentry Counselor Denise Costley, Classification Counselor Andrea Hancock, Deputy Todd Stubblefield and Michael Price, a Sheriff’s Office volunteer.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Washington Field Office is sharing tips on how to keep kids safe this summer. The Sheriff’s Office encourages parents to review these tips, download the Child ID App and check out other helpful links on the FBI’s summer safety page.
Karen Parker Thompson, an expert in creating and enhancing effective family, school, and community engagement systems, was the guest speaker at a program for inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center on Thursday, June 19. She discussed ways for inmates to help prepare themselves for healthy and successful relationships.
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!