Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
Wednesday, November 26  •  43°Light Rain Air Quality: Green
CloseWeather Forecast
Today: High 42° Low 32°
Rain/SnowAir Quality: Green
Thu: High 44° Low 31°
Partly CloudyAir Quality: Yellow
Fri: High 40° Low 30°
SunnyAir Quality: Yellow
Sat: High 48° Low 39°
Mostly CloudyAir Quality: Yellow
Sun: High 60° Low 48°
Partly CloudyAir Quality: Yellow
Alert
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule of Services -- Updated 11/25/2014 10:55:23 AM
All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Residential trash and recycling will be collected on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, beginning at 6 a.m.
Read More...
City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Commonwealth's Attorney
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated Sep 8, 2014 1:56 PM
CloseComments

No Comments Posted Yet

A Message from Your Commonwealth's Attorney

"The qualities of a good prosecutor are as elusive and as impossible to define as those which mark a gentleman. And those who need to be told would not understand it anyway. A sensitiveness to fair play and sportsmanship is perhaps the best protection against the abuse of power, and the citizen's safety lies in the prosecutor who tempers zeal with human kindness, who seeks truth and not victims, who serves the law and not factional purposes, and who approaches his task with humility". 

--Justice R. H. Jackson

Though written many years ago, these words of Justice Jackson embody ideals which I believe should govern my service as your Commonwealth's Attorney. Historically, the concerns of the criminal justice system have focused on the accused, while the needs of crime victims and witnesses received only minimal attention. Justice, however, belongs to all citizens, and I believe we have made great strides in recent years to relieve the inequity of this situation.

The successful prosecution of crime in Alexandria is impossible without the support, assistance and cooperation of our citizens. In our mutual endeavor to make Alexandria a safer place in which to live and work, I ask for your cooperation and assistance, and promise to do all I can to ensure that the ends of justice are served. Thank you.

 Bryan Porter
Commonwealth's Attorney


Recent Updates: 

Courthouse, 520 King St., Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4100
Fax: 703.746.4466
E-mail

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.