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.

Page updated on Oct 17, 2017 at 5:04 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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Deputy Terri Reed and Desha Hall-Winstead were among the public safety employees honored at the recent Alexandria Crisis Intervention Team awards luncheon


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Artwork created by inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center was exhibited at Art on the Avenue, the annual arts and music festival in Del Ray, on Saturday, October 7.


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The Sheriff’s Office recently celebrated our dedicated volunteers at the annual appreciation luncheon where each received a certificate and small gift in recognition of their contributions.


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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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Deputy Deon Eaddy recently received the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from the American Legion Department of Virginia in recognition of his professionalism, dedication to duty, commitment to his fellow deputies, and exceptional training work.


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Effective October 2, 2017, all cell phones, cameras, video recording devices or similar equipment are prohibited by court order inside the Alexandria Courthouse without court authorization.


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Inmates and staff at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center recently celebrated the educational and personal achievements of more than two dozen inmates.


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Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and members of the Sheriff's Office recently celebrated National Night Out, attending community cookouts, block parties and other events across Alexandria.


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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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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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