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 Aug 17, 2017 at 10:07 AM
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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 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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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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Congratulations to the seven deputy sheriffs who recently graduated from Session 136 of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy!


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When the shooting at Simpson Field occurred on June 14, deputies immediately responded and assisted police with crime scene control and community outreach.


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Guest speaker and returned citizen Eddie Ellis recently shared his experiences and his advice with inmates during a special program 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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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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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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