Deputies enjoy visiting schools and interacting with students in a classroom, outdoors or another learning environment. This spring, several deputies have been guest readers at William Ramsay and in Mr. Holland’s class at Douglas MacArthur. These experiences not only provide positive interactions between deputies and students, but they reinforce the importance of reading.
The Sheriff’s Office has also sent deputies to special events at schools, like the recent Career Day at Lyles-Crouch, Field Day at MacArthur and Touch-A-Truck at Ramsay. At Charles Barrett, deputies serve as mentors to students who could benefit from their influence and this spring, they all celebrated the end of a successful school year by going bowling.
In May and June, four graduating seniors from T.C. Williams got a behind-the-scenes look at Alexandria’s criminal justice system. As part of their Senior Experience, they spent time at the Sheriff’s Office where they toured the jail and courthouse, saw demonstrations by the Emergency Response Team and Project Lifesaver technicians, and rode along with deputies serving civil process.
Even outside of school, deputies find ways to be engaged with teens and younger kids. The Sheriff’s Office participated in Community Days organized by the Police Department and Recreation, visiting different neighborhoods, holding free cookouts, and offering information on fun and safe summer activities. Deputies also teamed up with Court Services, Police and others for the We Are One Soccer Tournament to give participants a constructive experience in team building and sportsmanship.
If you would like to invite the Sheriff’s Office to your community or youth outreach event, please contact Lieutenant Sean Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.