The Sheriff's Office facilitates public safety in Alexandria through its:
- Participation in specialized task forces to produce a targeted response
The Sheriff's Office has worked in partnership with the Alexandria Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in the region on special projects to target specific crimes and offenders. These include participation in the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force operated by the U.S. Marshals Service.
- Law enforcement presence provided by Sheriff's Office marked vehicles in the community
Sheriff's Office vehicles traverse the City each day, providing additional law enforcement presence and crime deterrence.
- Provision of security services during the City's special events
Alexandria Deputy Sheriffs are present at City's special events, providing security and assurance to residents and visitors to parades, street festivals, school and park events, and all public gatherings.
- Service of protective orders in domestic cases
Deputy Sheriffs provide safe service of protective orders, providing peace of mind to victims of domestic violence.
- Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
CIT was developed in collaboration with the Department of Community and Human Services, Police Department and Sheriff’s Office to improve staff interactions and outcomes with persons with mental illness and substance use disorders. Alexandria’s program includes staff from all first responding agencies to ensure that a comprehensive, City-wide approach is in place to assist those with mental illness. Learn more through the CIT page.
- Sex offender checks
In cooperation with Virginia State Police, Alexandria Deputy Sheriffs conduct home site checks of sex offenders living in Alexandria, helping to ensure that sex offenders are regularly tracked.
- Annual Halloween detail
Alexandria Deputy Sheriffs and Police Officers work together every Halloween to protect our most vulnerable citizens in their annual hunt for goodies.
- Capture and arrest of fugitives from justice
The Sheriff's Office Warrant Unit vigilantly captures fugitives from justice, promoting safer communities for Alexandria and the Washington Metropolitan Area.
The Sheriff's Office is the City's lead agency for VINE (Victim Information and Notification Every Day). VINE is a nationwide database that tracks the movement of offenders within correctional facilities, providing up to date information to victims, families and the general public about the custody status of incarcerated offenders. VINE also provides offender release information to victims and others interested in knowing when an offender is being released from incarceration. Learn more from the VINE website.