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 Dec 5, 2017 at 12:48 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.


The Alexandria Police Department (APD) formed a Community Advisory Team to assist the Department in considering and implementing relevant recommendations from the final report of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. 


The Alexandria Virginia Police Department is currently hiring for the position of Police Officer I. When the next test is scheduled, it will be posted here.

No application is necessary until after successful completion of the written exam. 

You can find test dates and more information about the process here. Once on the page, scroll to “Police Officer 1” for details about the process.

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.


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. 


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.  


The following crimes usually do not require an in-person police response and can be filed online:

  •  Property Destruction (except graffiti)
  •  Larceny from Auto
  •  Identity Theft
  •  Theft of Property 

If the crime you need to report is not listed, you cannot file it online. Please call the non-emergency number 703.746.4444.


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.

Important Links

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.