The Alexandria Police Department is actively investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on February 6, in the 2400 block of Ridge Road Drive. Police continue to search for the suspect, who is described as an older white male, balding with gray hair and a full beard, wearing a tan jacket. Police do not believe there is a specific danger to the public at this time, but anyone with information about this case is urged to call detectives at 703.746.6864.
Get to know your Police Department! The 10-week Alexandria Police Citizens Academy provides an opportunity for residents to learn about various aspects of the Police Department, such as administrative philosophy, internal policies and the guiding principles of law and ethical conduct governing the delivery of police services. Classes are a combination of lecture and interactive activities. Class topics will include patrol operations, gangs, crime prevention, crime scene investigations, criminal investigations and the Special Operations Team. The academy will be held every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m.to 10 p.m. at the Police Department’s new Headquarters, 3600 Wheeler Avenue, in the Community Room, located on the first floor. Classes begin on March 12, 2014, and end with a formal graduation ceremony on May 21, 2014. The application
deadline is February 15.
The City of Alexandria Virginia Police Department is a nationally recognized and accredited law enforcement agency providing police services to a diverse community of over 140,000 residents. The City of Alexandria Police Department offers a variety of benefits to include a defined pension plan, health & life insurance, deferred compensation plans, uniforms and equipment provided, take home car program, numerous lateral job opportunities that include K-9, SWAT, Detective Section, Motor Officers, Honor Guard, School Resource Officers and Crime Scene Investigations as well as promotional opportunities and much more.
Recently Police Chief Earl L. Cook announced the promotion of several Police Department employees. Those promoted include:
- Sergeant Jerry Newcomb promoted to Lieutenant
- Sergeant Matthew Weinert promoted to Lieutenant
- Officer Thomas Ground promoted to Sergeant
- Officer Nicholas Lion promoted to Sergeant
- Officer Brandon Jackson promoted to Sergeant
- Patrick Coke promoted to Records Supervisor
Pursuant to the provision of section 4-1-16 of the code of the City of Alexandria, the Alexandria Police Department located at 3600 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304 is now in possession of unclaimed bicycles, mopeds, lawn equipment, money, scooters, and other items. All persons having valid claim to the property should file a claim to the property with reasonable proof of ownership or the items will be sold, destroyed, converted or donated. For a complete listing click here or contact the Police Property Unit at 703.746.6709.
The volunteer program was established by the Chief of Police to have citizens get involved in supporting their community by volunteering their time and support to the Police Department. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available in administrative and support activities, allowing sworn personnel to spend more of their time and specialized skills on law enforcement and crime prevention activities.
On April 23, 2013, Officer Peter Laboy returned home after spending nearly two months in the hospital recovering from a gun shot would to the head sustained on February 27. Family and friends are overjoyed to have Officer Laboy home. His homecoming represents a step forward in Officer Laboy's rehabilitation, which is expected to take up to a year. On February 27, 2013, Officer Peter Laboy was seriously injured during a routine traffic stop that resulted in a shooting. At 11:44 a.m., an officer with the Alexandria Police Department issued a look out for a yellow cab regarding a minor offense. Almost immediately, a Motor Unit officer spotted the suspect vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Shortly after, the Department of Emergency Communications began receiving 911 calls for an officer down. The officer was flown to Medstar with life-threatening injuries.
On December 5, 2003, Alexandria resident Nancy Dunning was found deceased in her home from several gunshot wounds. Nancy was a well-known real estate agent and wife of then Alexandria Sheriff, James Dunning. This case is still active. The death of James Dunning in 2012 has not had an impact on the investigation. It is currently under a complete review, including interviews of possible witnesses and a review of all forensic evidence. Forensic technology that was not available ten years ago is being utilized. The Department plans to use all available avenues of investigation to solve this crime. Anyone who has additional information about this crime is asked to call the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6864. Callers may remain anonymous.