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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
Police Investigating Ridge Road Drive Homicide

The Alexandria Police Department is actively investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on February 6, in the 2400 block of Ridge Road Drive. Police continue to search for the suspect, who is described as an older white male, balding with gray hair and a full beard, wearing a tan jacket. Police do not believe there is a specific danger to the public at this time, but anyone with information about this case is urged to call detectives at 703.746.6864.



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:

June 19, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
July 15, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
July 26, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.
August 7, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
August 22, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. and 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.


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.  
Alexandria Police Department Announces Promotions

Recently Police Chief Earl L. Cook announced the promotion of several Police Department employees. Those promoted include:

  • Sergeant Jerry Newcomb promoted to Lieutenant
  • Sergeant Matthew Weinert promoted to Lieutenant
  • Officer Thomas Ground promoted to Sergeant
  • Officer Nicholas Lion promoted to Sergeant
  • Officer Brandon Jackson promoted to Sergeant
  • Patrick Coke promoted to Records Supervisor
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.

Nancy Dunning Homicide, 10-Years Later; Police Actively Investigating Crime
On December 5, 2003, Alexandria resident Nancy Dunning was found deceased in her home from several gunshot wounds. Nancy was a well-known real estate agent and wife of then Alexandria Sheriff, James Dunning. This case is still active. The death of James Dunning in 2012 has not had an impact on the investigation. It is currently under a complete review, including interviews of possible witnesses and a review of all forensic evidence. Forensic technology that was not available ten years ago is being utilized. The Department plans to use all available avenues of investigation to solve this crime. Anyone who has additional information about this crime is asked to call the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6864. Callers may remain anonymous.

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.