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Respect, Responsibility & Results

Sheriff Dana Lawhorne
 Sheriff Lawhorne
Sheriff's Message

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Alexandria Sheriff's Office to protect the life and property of our citizens and those placed in our custody and to provide quality services to the people of the City of Alexandria. We will serve our community with honor, integrity, and compassion, and will fulfill, with dedication to excellence, all legal mandates prescribed by our federal, State, and local governments.

Core Values

The Alexandria Sheriff's Office operates according to its Core Values, those principles or beliefs that guide our Office both internally and externally, and which allow us to fulfill our mission.  They are non-negotiable and serve as our foundation for excellence. View Our Core Values >> 

Office Overview

The Alexandria Sheriff's Office is responsible for the operation of the Detention Center, courthouse and courtroom security, service of all court legal documents, execution of court orders, transportation of prisoners, execution of arrest warrants, and general public safety and law enforcement.

Sheriff Lawhorne Authorizes Pink Badges for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Several members of the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office are showing their support of the fight against breast cancer by wearing special pink badges this month. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne authorized deputies to wear the custom-made badges throughout October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some deputies ordered the badgesafter a fellow deputy lost her battle against the disease last year and others wearing them are breast cancer survivors who share their experiences to promote the importance of early detection and to support others battling the disease.
Inmate Art Exhibited at Detention Center and Art on the Avenue

Artwork by inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center was exhibited at Art on the Avenue, the annual arts and music festival in Del Ray, on Saturday, October 4. Sheriff’s Office staff displayed 13 drawings by inmates at the ASO tent and more than 3,000 festival goers voted for their favorite by dropping a ballot in a box. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and voted!

2013 Annual Report Now Available
Explore the Alexandria Sheriff's Office highlights of 2013! View a copy of the most recent annual report and learn more about the important work and helpful services performed by the Sheriff's Office, including jail and courthouse security, community outreach, programs for youth,and cost saving projects by the Inmate Work Detail.
Sheriff's Office Offering Child Safety Seat Inspections

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office provides child safety seat inspections for City residents. This free service is available by appointment only. To request this service, please use the online option any time or call 703.746.4114 during regular business hours and a deputy will follow up to schedule an appointment.

Five Members of Sheriff’s Office Graduate from Crisis Intervention Team Training
Congratulations to the latest graduates of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training academy! Deputies Darold Crawford, Jeffrey Hines, Fallon Norloff, and Gerald Resseguie and Local Probation Officer Kaelyn Branch were among those recognized at a graduation ceremony on Friday, September 19 at police headquarters. Other graduates include members of the Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Fire Department, and Adult Protective Services.
Connect to Sheriff's Office with Social Media

Get connected with the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office through social media! The Sheriff’s Office is now on Facebook and Twitter, so “like” and “follow” us for the latest information about community outreach, staff achievements, detention center news, employment opportunities and more.

Detention Center Operations and Facility Services Bureau

The Detention Center Operations and Support Services Bureau is the largest of the Sheriff’s Office's three organizational bureaus. Under the command of Chief Deputy Doug Schuler, the Bureau is responsible for managing the Alexandria Detention Center's security as well as the facility itself. The Security Division and Support Services Division comprise the Bureau. The Security Division supervises Security Teams, Special Management Sergeant, and Visitors Center operations, among other responsibilities. The Support Services Division maintains the physical plant, manages fire safety and sanitation, supervises the preparation and delivery of all staff and inmate meals, and maintains inmate records.

Judicial and Special Operations Bureau

The Judicial and Special Operations Bureau, under the command of Undersheriff Timothy Gleeson, is the arm of the Sheriff’s Office most visible to the general public with of its work performed in the streets and neighborhoods of Alexandria or under the watchful eye of citizens who frequent the Alexandria Courthouse. The Bureau includes the Judicial and Special Operations Division which is responsible for functions that serve the courts and perform security, warrant service and other special operations functions in the communities of Alexandria.

Administrative and Inmate Services Bureau

Under the command of Chief Deputy Wendy Webb, the Administrative and Inmate Services Bureau is responsible for administrative functions like developing and managing the agency’s annual budget, developing policy and technology, hiring and training all Sheriff's Office employees, and for managing the Office's financial affairs. It also provides direct services to inmates through intake and classification, a volunteer program, local probation and pre-trial services, alternative programs, and education, religious and life skills programs.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an essential part of the work of the Sheriff’s Office. Many rehabilitative programs offered to inmates are conceived of or delivered by volunteers, and our volunteers are at the heart of Detention Center programming. Regardless of your skills, your interest in being a volunteer with the Sheriff’s Office is much appreciated so please explore the opportunities and procedures to joining our team and making a difference in our community!

2003 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.746.5033

Office Hours:
24 Hours