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.
The Sheriff’s Office recently delivered boxes of nonperishable canned and dry goods to ALIVE!’s food program that were collected during the Office’s annual food drive. Employees at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center and the Alexandria Courthouse donated food and money, the Alexandria Sheriff’s Association made a $250 donation and Wegmans contributed $100 store donation.
In honor of Black History Month, members of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club recently gave a presentation on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, the historic African American military regiments, to inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center. The guest speakers discussed ways their club honors the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers and used a display of artwork and books about the Buffalo Soldiers to help tell the story.
The American Correctional Association's Commission on Accreditation for Corrections has reaccredited the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center and recognized the Sheriff's Office for its high quality of jail management. The ACA accreditation focuses on all phases of jail operations, including administration and management, physical plant, institutional operations and services, and inmate programs. Alexandria received 100 percent approval on each of the applicable mandatory standards. With the ACA accreditation, the Adult Detention Center has maintained its “Triple Crown Award” from the National Sheriffs' Association.
Proper preparation, equipment and training are vital to being able to respond to active shooter situations and traumatic medical injuries, and deputies now have a new way to render potentially life-saving treatment during a critical incident. The Sheriff’s Office recently received twenty tactical emergency casualty care responder trauma kits from the Northern Virginia Emergency Response System (NVERS). These kits allow deputies and other first arriving responders to provide critical emergency care in extreme or lifesaving circumstances.
The Sheriff's Office is assisting the Alexandria Police Department with a SafeAssured Child Identification event for City residents. The next event is at Police Headquarters on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. SafeAssured Child Identification kits are being provided for free to families with children 16 and younger on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 703.746.1909.
The T.C. Williams girls’ basketball team honored breast cancer survivors at the fourth annual Pink Zone event on Tuesday, January 28. Before the game, coaches, players and cheerleaders presented several survivors including Lieutenant Monique Rea and Sergeant Lynn Oliver with pink roses before escorting them to courtside seats to watch the Lady Titans take on West Springfield. Lieutenant Rea and Sergeant Oliver proudly wore their pink breast cancer awareness badges as T.C. upset the previously undefeated Lady Spartans.
Check out the latest edition of "Behind the Star," the quarterly newsletter for the Sheriff's Office. See how the Office is reaching out to the community and partnering with other public safety agencies to improve the quality of life in Alexandria, and find out about achievements by Sheriff's Office employees, special efforts for youth and seniors, and what's new at the Detention Center.
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 Bureau is the largest of the Sheriff’s Office's four organizational bureaus. Under the command of Chief Deputy Clarke Stearns, the Bureau is responsible for managing the Alexandria Detention Center's security function and is comprised of the Security Division. The Security Division supervises Security Teams, Special Management Sergeant, and Visitors Center operations, among other responsibilities.
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.
The Administrative Services Bureau, under the director of Chief Deputy Wendy Webb, is responsible for developing and managing the agency’s annual budget, hiring and training all Sheriff's Office employees, providing administrative support and for managing the Office's financial affairs. The Bureau also provides for policy development and technology to support the Office's operations.
Inmate/Support Services is responsible for several important tasks that help facilitate the security and safety of the Detention Center through the intake/classification, case management inmate programming and facility maintenance.
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!