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 Chamber of Commerce recognized three deputies with life-saving awards at the annual Valor Award ceremony.


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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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Dozens of inmates got a head start on their reentry preparation by exploring services and programs at a resource fair at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center.


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American Legion Post 24 recently presented Master Deputy Norman Thompson with its Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.


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Staff and inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center recently welcomed a guest speaker whose own father had been incarcerated for most of his life.


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The Sheriff’s Office recently held its annual Employee Awards and Promotional Ceremony to celebrate the professional achievements of its employees.


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The Sheriff’s Office recently held a graduation ceremony at the jail to recognize the educational accomplishments of ten inmates.


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Receive a call from someone claiming to be a deputy and saying you must pay a fine for missing jury duty? Don't fall for it -- it's a scam! The Sheriff's Office will never request payment over the phone.


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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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