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.
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.
Recently Police Chief Earl L. Cook announced the promotion of several Police Department employees. Those promoted include:
• Sergeant Brian Thompson 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.
The Alexandria Police Department is Hiring Police Officers.
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 K9, SWAT, Detective Section, Motor Officers, Honor Guard, School Resource Officers and Crime Scene Investigations as well as promotional opportunities and much more.
The starting salary for Police Officers is $43,617.60. Starting salaries may be increased for applicants with prior Virginia police certification and experience. Please refer to the Police Officer 1 job announcement for more information and requirements regarding the following test dates:
November 14, at 8:30 a.m. and
December 19, at 8:30
a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Location for all
examinations is: Alexandria Police
Headquarters: 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.
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.
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.
For information on becoming a police officer, please review the Police Officer 1 vacancy announcement.
We also have openings for Parking Enforcement Officers (accepting applications now).
Research these openings, search for new vacancies and apply online at Current Alexandria Job Vacancies.
- The Alexandria Police Department is currently hiring Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) certified law enforcement officers.
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.