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 is proud to report that more than 200 children of local inmates are receiving special holiday gifts this season thanks to Operation Elf and the generous support of community members and organizations. This charitable effort not only assists families in need, but also helps keep families connected during the holidays, encouraging a smoother transition once inmates are released.
Congratulations to the latest deputies to graduate from the Crisis Intervention Team
(CIT) training academy! Deputy Kenneth Choi, Deputy Israr Haq and Deputy Jill
Staub were among those recognized at a recent graduation ceremony police
headquarters. Members of the Police Department, Fire Department, Code
Administration, Department of Community and Human Services, and Probation and
Parole Office also graduated in this session.
Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and his staff recently honored a dozen inmates for their educational accomplishments during a graduation ceremony at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center. Among those recognized were six inmates who became the first to complete
the “Thinking for a Change” program, a partnership with the Virginia Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Office to help prepare inmates for reentry into the community by improving their social and problem-solving skills.
Deputy Dawn Jefferies was among the public safety professionals recently honored at the annual Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Awards Luncheon. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne joined Mayor William D. Euille, Police Chief Earl Cook, Emergency Communications Director Jo-Anne Munroe and Liz Wixson of the Department of Community and Human Services in recognizing the accomplishments of CIT-trained deputies, police officers and 911 communicators.
The Sheriff’s Office recently honored its dedicated volunteers at the
annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon with the theme of “Volunteers are Priceless.” More than 200 volunteers provide
specialized assistance and outreach to inmates at the William G. Truesdale
Adult Detention Center, offering religious services, Bible study, substance
abuse recovery programs, tutoring, and even yoga and meditation.
Explore the Alexandria Sheriff's Office highlights of 2013! View a copy of the most recent annual report and learn more about the important work and helpful services performed by the Sheriff's Office, including jail and courthouse security, community outreach, programs for youth,and cost saving projects by the Inmate Work Detail.
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
use the online option any time or 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 Administrative and Support Services Bureau, commanded by Chief Deputy Wendy Webb, is responsible for managing and delivering services to the Sheriff’s Office staff, to inmates in the Detention Center, and to the community. From providing information technology support to staff to coordinating educational programs for inmates to offering neighborhood beautification services through the Inmate Work Detail, the diverse responsibilities of this Bureau are accomplished through two divisions, the Administrative Services Division and the Support Services Division.
The Detention Center Bureau, commanded by Chief Deputy Doug Schuler, manages the security of the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center which houses more than 400 inmates. The Bureau is responsible for controlling access to the facility and the safety of inmates, staff and visitors inside. Two Security Divisions, First Division which works during the daytime and Second Division which works overnight, comprise the Detention Center Bureau.
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 includes the Judicial and Special Operations Division which is responsible for functions that serve the courts and perform security, warrant service and other special operations functions in the communities of Alexandria.
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!