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.

Page updated on Jul 17, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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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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Explore the role of the Sheriff’s Office in Alexandria’s criminal justice system by participating in the Sheriff's Community Academy, an informative four-week experience on Saturday mornings.


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Through a partnership between the Alexandria Library and the Sheriff’s Office, six inmates in the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center are participating in a book club. Recently they welcomed Andrew Aydin, co-author of the March graphic novel series, as a special guest to their weekly discussion.


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


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Deputies Jessica Duenas, Bennie Evans III, Ryan Finley, Tiara Logan, Marissa McElveen, Elizabeth Oglesby, Dallas Phillips, Emilia Ramirez, Eloy Reyes and Matthew Vance recently graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy.


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Female inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center are crocheting poppies for a project commemorating World War I.


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The George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently recognized two deputies for their heroism and life-saving actions.


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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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