The Sheriff's Office works closely with other government organizations, community-based groups, businesses, and civic associations to improve the quality of life for all Alexandrians. For example, deputies and civilian staff help distribute food to people in need by assisting Alexandria City Public Schools, Casa Chirilagua, ALIVE! and Meals on Wheels with their outreach efforts. Deputies also work with other public safety agencies, substance abuse prevention organizations and local businesses to host Drug Take Back events to reduce the harm that prescription drugs.
Other community partnerships benefit youth, like winter coat and back to school supply distribution with Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue, school visits and AVID student outreach with the Concerned Citizens Network of Alexandria, assisting SAPCA with Project Sticker Shock to prevent teen drinking, tutoring students, reading to young kids, co-hosting summer community cookouts and as a member of the national partnership Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.
In addition to supporting Meals on Wheels, the Sheriff's Office looks out for the well-being of our seniors by participating in the Robust Walkathon, attending Senior Law Day, offering Project Lifesaver, and accepting invitations to senior activities at City rec centers.
The Sheriff's Office welcomes the opportunity to participate in community events, like First Thursdays in Del Ray, Halloween activities and special celebrations. Deputies enjoy meeting community members, talking about their work and discussing services the Sheriff's Office offers. Depending on the event, deputies may be able to assist with safety, such as increased patrols on Halloween or traffic direction at a school event.
If you would like to invite the Sheriff's Office to an event or would like to arrange a tour for a youth or scouting group, please contact Sergeant Victor Ignacio at 703.746.5013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sheriff's Office has a number of community, public safety, and crime prevention programs, including: