Sheriff's Community Academy

Explore the role of the Sheriff’s Office in Alexandria’s criminal justice system by participating in the Sheriff's Community Academy, an informative four-week experience on Saturday mornings.

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Thank you for your interest. Registration for the fall session is now closed. Please check back for future opportunities in the spring.

Classes are a combination of presentations and interactive activities. Class topics will include jail operations, judicial and special operations, civil process and warrant service, and inmate services and programs. Participants will tour the Adult Detention Center and the Alexandria Courthouse.

WHEN: Classes meet every Saturday morning, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from September 8 thru September 29, with graduation on Saturday, October 6.

WHERE:  The William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center, 2001 Mill Road, in Alexandria .

WHAT: The curriculum will cover core elements that are essential for participants to gain a greater understanding of the Sheriff’s Office operations.  As a result of their participation, residents will be able to better comprehend the vital and unique role that the Sheriff’s Office plays in the community's public safety. The Sheriff’s Office is simultaneously able to acquire a greater understanding of the views and concerns of the community through an enhanced relationship with the public.

MORE:  The academy is offered free of charge. Participants must 21 years of age and live or work in the City. Criminal history checks will be conducted on all applicants for final approval of acceptance. For more information, email Sergeant Sean Casey at or call 703.746.5116. Visit City of Alexandria Academies to  learn about other community academy opportunities.

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