Sheriff's Office

The Alexandria Sheriff's Office is responsible for the operation of the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center, security of the Alexandria Courthouse, service of court legal documents, execution of court orders, transportation of prisoners, and general public safety and law enforcement. The Sheriff's Office is accredited by the American Correctional Association, National Commission on Correctional Health Care, and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

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Dana Lawhorne is now serving in his fourth term of office as Sheriff for the City of Alexandria. A lifelong Alexandrian, Sheriff Lawhorne has dedicated his life to public service and building partnerships with the community and criminal justice agencies.


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The Alexandria Sheriff's Office is offering an exam for the entry-level position of Deputy Sheriff on Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m. Read the announcement for full details.


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The George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently honored the Sheriff and three deputies for their outstanding service.


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The Sheriff’s Office recently held the inaugural class of the Sheriff’s Community Academy which gives Alexandrians the opportunity to learn about the Office’s role in the local criminal justice system


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Inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center took part in a creative writing contest, competing in poetry, fiction and nonfiction.


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First accredited in 1990, the Sheriff’s Office recently received its official reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).


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Inmates and staff at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center celebrated the academic and personal achievements of 18 inmates at a recent graduation ceremony.


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Learn more about how the Alexandria Sheriff's Office interacts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


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Keep up to date on the latest news from the Alexandria Sheriff's Office! Check out the monthly bulletin online or receive it through the City's eNews service by subscribing to Sheriff's Office News.


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Get connected with the Sheriff’s Office on Facebook and Twitter, so “like” and “follow” us for the latest news on community outreach, staff achievements, employment opportunities and more.


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Administrative Services is responsible for developing and managing the agency’s annual budget, developing policy and technology, hiring and training all Sheriff's Office employees, managing the Office's financial affairs and other administrative functions.


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The Detention Center Bureau manages the security of the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center, which houses nearly 400 inmates. 


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The Judicial and Special Operations Bureau is responsible for the safe and secure operation of the Alexandria Courthouse, as well as warrant service and other specialized functions.


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The Support Services Bureau is responsible for managing the facility and delivering services to inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center.


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