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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.

Page updated on Jan 18, 2017 at 1:25 PM
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Dana Lawhorne is now serving in his third 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 Sons of the American Revolution recently recognized five deputies for their outstanding and successful efforts to rescue two individuals in life-threatening situations.


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Six deputies graduated from Session 135 of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy after successfully completing nearly six months of training including emergency vehicle operations, firearms training, defensive tactics, crash investigation, basic legal training, and jail and courthouse procedures.


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Over the holidays, 250 children of Alexandria inmates received toys, games, books and other gifts through Operation Elf. Inmates’ families visited the Sheriff’s Office and selected donated gifts for children who have a parent incarcerated at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center.


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Dozens of Charles Barrett students started off 2017 with new shoes, thanks to donations from several Sheriff’s Office employees. ASO staff partnered with Charles Barrett Elementary for the “Panda Soles” project to provide new athletic shoes to Barrett Pandas who need them.


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The Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the Alexandria City Public Schools and Alexandria Fire Department for “Read Across Alexandria,” a new initiative to bring guest readers into classrooms to read to elementary students.


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The Sheriff’s Office, Department of Community and Human Services and Community Services Board recently hosted the 28th anniversary celebration of the Sober Living Unit at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center.


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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 people who live in the City of Alexandria. 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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