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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.
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Police Charge Charles Severance with Three Homicides

On February 6, Ruthanne Lodato was fatally shot in her home in the 2400 block of Ridge Road Drive. Police conducted an extensive investigation into this incident and on September 8, the Police Department announced it had charged Charles Severance in the homicide of Ruthanne Lodato, as well as Nancy Dunning and Ron Kirby. This outcome would not have been possible without the hard work and tireless dedication of detectives and Police staff. The department wishes to thank the citizens of Alexandria for their patience and support throughout this investigation. 



Information Services Fee Increase

Beginning July 1, 2014, the Alexandria Police Department’s Information Services Section will be raising the fees for criminal history records, insurance verification forms and accident reports. The new fees are as follows: 

  • Criminal History Record:  $10.00 per record
  • Insurance Verification Form:  $10.00 per request
  • Accident Reports:  $5.00 per report
Become a Police Officer

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.

The next Written Police Exams are:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and at 5:00 p.m. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and at 5:00 p.m. 

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and at 5:00 p.m. 

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and at 5:00 p.m. 

The location for all examinations is: Alexandria Police Station: 3600 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22304. In order to be admitted to the test, Applicants must bring their valid driver’s license, Social Security card, birth certificate or passport.


Civilian Employment Opportunities

Be part of the team! Civilian employees are integral to APD operations. While police officers are the front lines, the behind the scenes operations of civilian employees keep APD going.

The Police Department is currently looking to hire:

Do You Have an Alarm?
All Alexandria residents and business owners who have a building, commercial or residential alarm are required to register the alarm at the City's Alarm Prevention and Administration site, "The Cry Wolf Program": Law Enforcement personnel respond to thousands of false alarm calls yearly. These unnecessary responses result in an enormous burden in manpower and expense; which in turn reduces the time available to respond to real emergencies.Cry Wolf helps the Police Department manage, and even reduce, false alarms.  
Found Property

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.

Volunteer with the Police Department
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.
Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy Continues to Make Miraculous Recovery

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.

APD Group 2012Our Mission

The mission of the Alexandria Police Department is to provide competent, courteous, professional and community oriented police services.  We are committed to maintaining and enhancing a strong and productive partnership with the community to continue to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in all of Alexandria's neighborhoods.  We are dedicated to protecting life and property while assuring fair and equal treatment to everyone.

Alexandria maintains a modern, highly trained, technically skilled, energetic, diverse and well-equipped police department, with a current authorized strength of 320 sworn and 138 civilian employees. Our staff provides courteous, efficient and timely service to residents, visitors and businesses in our City.

The Alexandria Police Department has been internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 1986 and was reaccredited in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.  This is a significant accomplishment for the men and women of the department. CALEA accreditation is a rigorous and difficult process that, if achieved, affirms the professional status of law enforcement agencies worldwide.

Important Links

The Police Department is located at 3600 Wheeler Avenue. The telephone number for police emergencies is 911.
For non-emergency calls and general information, please call 703.746.4444 or the Department's TDD line at 703.838.4896.

3600 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
TDD 703.838.4896

Fax: 703.838.4978

Information Services Section
Fax: 703.746.1936

Chief of Police
Fax: 703.746.1945

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