Public Safety Partnerships
The Alexandria Sheriff's Office is committed to fulfilling its role as Alexandria's secondary law enforcement agency. In addition to its primary duties, the Sheriff's Office supports the Alexandria Police Department, as needed, to ensure that Alexandrians are provided the best in public safety services. Working in partnership, the Sheriff's Office and Police Department serve together on law enforcement related projects to produce a safer Alexandria.
The Sheriff's Office facilitates public safety in Alexandria through its:
The Sheriff's Office has worked in partnership with the Alexandria Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in the region on special projects to target specific crimes and offenders. These include participation in the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force operated by the U.S. Marshals Service.
Sheriff's Office vehicles traverse the City each day, providing additional law enforcement presence and crime deterrence.
Alexandria Deputy Sheriffs are present at City's special events, providing security and assurance to citizens and visitors to parades, street festivals, school and park events, and all public gatherings.
Deputy Sheriffs provide safe service of protective orders, providing peace of mind to victims of domestic violence.
Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
CIT was developed in collaboration with the Department of Community and Human Services, Police Department and Sheriff’s Office to improve staff interactions and outcomes with persons with mental illness and substance use disorders. Alexandria’s program includes staff from all first responding agencies to ensure that a comprehensive, City-wide approach is in place to assist those with mental illness. Learn more through the CIT page.
Sex offender checks
In cooperation with Virginia State Police, Alexandria Deputy Sheriffs conduct home site checks of sex offenders living in Alexandria, helping to ensure that sex offenders are regularly tracked.
Annual Halloween detail
Alexandria Deputy Sheriffs and Police Officers work together every Halloween to protect our most vulnerable citizens in their annual hunt for goodies.
Trained Deputy Sheriff's provide support to the Police during DWI/DUI checkpoints, to help keep impaired drivers off Alexandria's roadways.
The Sheriff's Office Warrant Unit vigilantly captures fugitives from justice, promoting safer communities for Alexandria and the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Sherman, the Office's bomb sniffing canine, works in partnership with Alexandria Deputy Sheriff John O'Hara to help make sure the City is free from threats by bombs or other incendiary devices.
The Sheriff's Office is the City's lead agency for VINE (Victim Information and Notification Every Day). VINE is a nationwide database that tracks the movement of offenders within correctional facilities, providing up to date information to victims, families and the general public about the custody status of incarcerated offenders. VINE also provides offender release information to victims and others interested in knowing when an offender is being released from incarceration. Learn more from the VINE website.