City of Alexandria, VA
A Message from the Sheriff
Dear Neighbors and Friends,
While the primary mission of the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office is focused on operation of the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center and providing security at the Alexandria Courthouse, our strong partnerships with other law enforcement agencies enhance the public’s safety and improve the quality of life in Alexandria.
Dana Lawhorne, Sheriff
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. All powers, responsibilities and duties of the Alexandria Sheriff's Office derive from common law, the Virginia Constitution, the Code of Virginia and the Alexandria Charter.
The Alexandria Sheriff's Office is a highly professional organization with 215 Deputy Sheriffs and civilian personnel. The Office is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. The Office has been honored by the National Sheriff's Association with the prestigious "Triple Crown Award" for achieving these national accreditations. The Office is also Virginia state certified by the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Department of Corrections.