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.
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
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:
September 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
September 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and at 5:00 p.m.
October 9, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and at 5:00 p.m.
October 24, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and at 5:00 p.m.
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.
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:
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": www.crywolf.us/oss/alexandriava
. 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.
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.
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.
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.