Police Department

The Alexandria Police Department is committed to maintaining and enhancing a 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.

Page updated on Apr 20, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Our Mission

The mission of the Alexandria Police Department is to provide competent, courteous, professional and community oriented police services.  

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.

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Please be advised that starting on May 2, 2018, the Information Services Section (located at 3600 Wheeler Ave,  Alexandria, VA 22304) will be closed to the public on Wednesdays.  This closing will remain in effect until further notice. For more information about the Information Services Section, please call 703.746.6200.


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The Alexandria Police Department offers a variety of benefits to include a defined pension plan, health & life insurance, deferred compensation plans, uniforms and equipment provided, and a take home car program.  Additionally, there are numerous lateral job opportunities, including K-9, SWAT, Detective Section, Motor Officers, Honor Guard, School Resource Officers, Crime Scene Investigations, promotional opportunities, and much more. The next two police tests will be held at Police Headquarters, 3600 Wheeler Avenue on: 

  • Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m.


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The Alexandria Police Department (APD) formed a Community Advisory Team to assist the Department in implementing relevant recommendations from the final report of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. APD also developed the 21st Century Policing Plan which reflect the efforts of the department to promote positive relationships between the Department and the community it serves.


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You can now file police reports with the Alexandria Police Department online. The Alexandria Police Department’s Online Crime Reporting Program allows you to REPORT your crime to the police immediately, PRINT a copy of the temporary report immediately, FILE the report with your insurance company. Learn more...


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Why take the time to drive all the way to the police station when you can get your traffic collision report from the comfort of your own home or office? The Police Department has partnered with Carfax, Inc. to make collision reports available online. You can now obtain a copy of your report quickly and easily for only $5.00 per report. Visit http://www.crashdocs.org/va-alexandriapd to get your copy.



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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.

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