Sheriff's Office

Page updated on May 20, 2016 at 9:02 AM

Sheriff Dana Lawhorne
 Sheriff Lawhorne
Biography
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.

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The Alexandria Jaycees recently presented Brooke Cole with the 2016 William G. Truesdale Award at their annual Community Appreciation Night at City Hall. Ms. Cole, an Inmate Classification Counselor, was recognized for her outreach work in the community and her contributions to her team at the Sheriff’s Office.


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Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and the Sheriff’s Office took part in several memorial events in recognition of 2016 National Correctional Officers and Employees Week (Sunday, May 1 through Saturday, May 7) and 2016 National Police Week (Sunday, May 15 through Saturday, May 21).


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Congratulations to the five deputies who were recently honored by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce at the 2016 Public Safety Valor Awards. The Chamber of Commerce saluted public safety heroes from the Sheriff’s Office, Police Department and Fire Department at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 20 at Belle Haven Country Club.


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Even with the recent spring break, our deputies have been spending a lot of time with young people in the community, working with programs through Alexandria City Public Schools and through youth sports.


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Congratulations to the most recent graduates of the Crisis Intervention Team training academy! Four deputy sheriffs and an inmate classification counselor were among the public safety employees recognized at a recent graduation ceremony.


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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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The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office provides free child safety seat inspections by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 703.746.4114 during regular business hours or use the online option anytime.


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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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The Administrative and Support Services Bureau is responsible for managing and delivering services to the Sheriff’s Office staff, to inmates in the Detention Center, and to the community.


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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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Volunteers are an essential part of the work of the Sheriff’s Office and support many rehabilitative, educational and spiritual programs offered to our inmates.


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