Twenty Graduate in Second Class of Sheriff’s Community Academy

This spring the Sheriff’s Office hosted its second class of the Sheriff’s Community Academy, which gives Alexandrians the opportunity to learn about the Office’s role in the local criminal justice system.

Page updated on Apr 30, 2019 at 4:06 PM

2019 Spring ASO Community AcademyBeginning on March 30, 20 participants spent their Saturday mornings exploring Sheriff’s Office operations, engaging with staff, taking part in demonstrations, and touring the Adult Detention Center and Alexandria Courthouse. After four sessions, the Community Academy members celebrated their graduation on April 27 where Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and Community Academy coordinator Lieutenant Sean Casey presented each with a certificate of achievement and a Sheriff’s Office pin.

During the Community Academy, participants learned about jail operations, court security, transportation of inmates, civil process, inmate classification and services, facility support, equipment, and training. Staff gave presentations and provided demonstrations and Community Academy members were encouraged to ask questions and participate in several hands-on activities, including pepperball gun training, trying on protective equipment, operating Project Lifesaver tracking devices and taking a polygraph examination.

At graduation, Sheriff Lawhorne and Lieutenant Casey thanked everyone in the class for investing their time to learn about the Office and for their many excellent questions throughout the program. Congratulations to William “Keith” Davis, Joan de la Iglesia Barriga, Shawna Gary, Kadysia Gibson, Taylor Ham, Jennifer Johnson, Julie Keegan, Glenn Klaus, Susan Koscis, Dan Koslov, Joseph Moore, Brigitte Perrussot, Cullen Prall, Sylvia Salamanca, Gilan Shamir, Theresa Simpson, Ajashu Thomas, Israel Vinolas-Coppin, Thomas Walczykowski and Matthew Worner!

The next Sheriff’s Community Academy class will be held early this fall and those who are interested may contact Lieutenant Casey at 703.746.5116 or check the City’s Academy website.

2019 Spring Community Academy Activity