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Page updated on Oct 13, 2021 at 10:49 AM

Alexandria Sheriff’s Deputy Aims to Provide Familiar Voice to Arriving Refugees

Alexandria Starts Program To Prevent Opioid Overdoses Among Former Inmates

2021 Valor Awards Honor Alexandria Heroes

Alexandria Celebrates New Graduates from Criminal Justice Academy

Alexandria Jail Slowly Lifting COVID Restrictions

City Holds Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Alexandria Collects 442 Pounds of Unwanted Medication in Drug Take Back

442 Pounds of Drugs Collected at Drug Take Back Day in Alexandria

Sheriff Lawhorne Announces Retirement

Alexandria Sheriff to Retire After 16 Years

Longtime Alexandria Sheriff to Retire at Year’s End

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Remembers Seniors on Valentine’s Day

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Spearheads 14th Street Bridge Closing during Inauguration

Alexandria Sheriff's Deputies Assist in Shutting Down 14th Street Bridge for Inauguration

Sean Casey, Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Captain, Graduates Public Leadership Program

Eleven New Deputies Join Alexandria Sheriff’s Office

Saving Lives: Alexandria Law Enforcement Officials Recognized for Heroism

Be Aware: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Reports New Phone Scam

Bonding Through Books: Alexandria Sheriff’s Deputies Enjoy Reading to Kids Online

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Civilians to Train in Bystander Intervention

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Joins National Initiative Focused on Preventing Harm in Law Enforcement

Sheriff's Office Wants to Change Policing Culture with Bystandership Training

Above and Beyond in Alexandria: First Responders Honored in Hybrid Valor Awards Ceremony

Seven Deputies With the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Graduate From Criminal Justice Academy

Leaders Discuss City of Alexandria’s Policing Policies and Procedures

Alexandria Sheriff Issues Statement on the Death of George Floyd

Inmate Program Manager at Alexandria’s Jail Talks Candidly about Doing Her Job in the Covid Age

Color Along Virtually with Alexandria Sheriff’s Office’s Deputies

Alexandria Inmates Can Now Make Video Calls Home

Coloring Books Bring Kids and Deputies Together

Storytime: Alexandria Sheriffs Are Reading to Kids Online

To Protect and Serve in Alexandria

Alexandria Adult Detention Center is Closed to Visitors, Volunteers

Deputy Ashley Battle Named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Eleven Alexandria Deputies Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy

Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue in Alexandria

Local Inmates Responsible for Much of Old Town's Holiday Decorations

Sheriffs Wearing Pink Badges for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

All the Buzz in Alexandria: Hundreds Turn Out to Surprise 4-year-old Cancer Survivor

Sentences to be Heard in Alexandria: Detention Center Recognizes Creative Writing Winners

Alexandria Inmates Awarded For Creative Writing

Out with the Old: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Sports New Uniforms

Looking Sharp! Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Announces New Uniform, Shoulder Patch

Alexandria Sheriff's Office Changes Uniforms

Eight Sheriff’s Deputies Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy

Del Ray Business Association Honors Lawhorne

Sheriff Dana Lawhorne Receives Key To Del Ray

Sheriff’s Office and Virginia Theological Seminary Partner for Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

Unused Drugs Collected during DEA’s Prescription Take Back Day

New Inmate Program Paves the Way for Ex-Offenders to Work as Flaggers

To Protect and Serve in Alexandria: Gallagher, Hunter named Law Enforcement Officers of the Year

Alexandria Deputy Juarez Honored for Off-Duty Heroism

Sheriff and Police Assist Seniors during Snowstorm

Drug Take Back and Disposal Box Net 240 Pounds

Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Ten Recruits

20 Alexandrians Graduate from First Sheriff’s Community Academy Class

Detention Center Holds Creative Writing Contest

Inmates Participate in Creative Writing Contest

Paul Manafort Moved to Alexandria Jail, a Past Home to Spies and Terrorists

Alexandria Hosts Drug Take Back Day

Alexandria Welcomes Newly Graduated Deputies and Officers

Alexandria Gets 11 New Police Officers, 10 Deputy Sheriffs

Remembering Alexandria’s Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

Three Recruits Join Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Thompson Named Officer of Year in Alexandria

Spreading Spring Cheer in Alexandria

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Input

Sheriff’s Office Swears in Eight Recruit Deputies

Drug Take Back Nets 140 Pounds in Alexandria

New Alexandria Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from Academy​

Chamber of Commerce Honors Sheriff's Office at Salute to Veterans

Crisis Intervention Team Recognizes Outstanding Work

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Swears in Seven Recruits

Mass for First Responders to Honor Those who Put Their Lives on the Line

George Washington Birthday Parade Units Honored

American Legion Honors Alexandria Deputy and Firefighter with State Awards

New Police Officers, Deputy Sheriffs Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy

Alexandria Jaycees Honor Outstanding City Employees

Speaker Tells Inmates "Don't Be Afraid to Change"

Valor Awards in Alexandria: Tales of Heroism

Hometown Heroes: Valor Awards to Honor 21 First Responders 

Alexandria Deputies Recognized and Honored

Alexandria Post 24 Honors Deputy and Firefighter

Alexandria Sheriff, 59, Chases Murder Suspect He Honored in 2015

Prisoner Resource Fair Offers a Head Start

Inauguration Day Duty

New Deputies Graduate from Academy

New Alexandria Sheriff’s Deputies Sworn In

"Operation Elf" Helps Families of Inmates

Sheriff's Office Reading for ‘Read Across Alexandria’

Sheriff's Office Helps Lumberton

Public Safety and ACPS Partnering for “Read Across Alexandria”

Sheriff’s Office Salutes Volunteers at Luncheon

Keeping Children Warm

Inmate Artwork Exhibited at 2016 Art on the Avenue

Pink Badges for Breast Cancer Awareness

New Deputies Sworn In

Sheriff's Office Focusing on Back-to-School Safety

Law Enforcement and Community Come Together for a Night of Celebration

“Drug Take Back” Event Collects 11 Bags of Prescription Drugs

Alexandria Deputies Collect More than 300 Pounds of Medication at Drug Take Back

Alexandria Inmates Honored at Ceremony

Tony Suggs Addresses Inmates, Writes Autobiography

Free Cone Day Benefits CFNC

Seven New Deputies Sworn In

Former Mayor Meets with Inmates

Honored for Crisis Intervention Work

Sheriff's Office Participates in Read Across America

Sons of the American Revolution Honor Sergeant with Law Enforcement Award

Three New Deputies Sworn In

Tragedy and Charity for Deputy Sheriff

Inmates Complete College Course

Sheriff's Office Equips Courthouse, Public Safety Center and Several Cruisers with AEDs

New Defibrillators around City

Sheriff's Office Earns Law Enforcement Reaccreditation from CALEA

Sheriff's Office Reaccredited

New Officers and Deputy Sheriffs Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy

Alexandria Deputies Collect More than 150 Pounds of Medication

Sheriff's Office First in Regional Honor Guard Competition

Sheriff's Office and Partners Holding Drug Take Back Event

Chamber Honors Public Safety Personnel

Celebrating ‘March for Meals’

Salute to Women Awards Honors 11

Police Convene with Residents to Improve Relations

Masonic Memorial in Alexandria Turns Blue

Masonic Memorial Goes Blue to Honor Law Enforcement

Local Inmates Worship Behind Bars

Inmates and Alumni of Sober Living Unit Celebrate Its Anniversary

Severance Sent To Arlington Jail, Transfer Avoids Appearance of Conflict

Murder Defendant Charles Severance Moved from Alexandria to Arlington Jail

Captured Benghazi Suspect Being Held in Alexandria 

Deputy Receives Lifesaving Award 

Sheriff Office Hosts Employee Awards and Promotion Recognition Ceremony 

Kicking Off the 19th Annual Kick Butts Day 

Professor Brings Encouragement to Martin Luther King Day Program 

Del Ray Business Association Presents Sheriff's Office with Star Award 

Sheriff's Office Exhibits Inmate Art on the Avenue 

Community Relations Deputy Delivers Traffic Safety Posters  

Alexandria Celebrates National Night Out

Deputies Assist with Child Safety Seat Workshop 

Fifteen Alexandria Police Officers and Three Alexandria Deputy Sheriffs Graduate 

Titans Graduate from Senior Experience 

Undersheriff Tony Davis Retires; Colleagues Praise His Service 

Etiquette Expert Addresses Inmates 

Sheriff’s Office Wins First Place and Best Dressed at Regional Honor Guard Competition 

Inmates Earn GEDs, Certifications

Detention Officers "Spring" for Alexandria 

Easter Bunny Spreads Cheer at Hospital 

Sheriff’s Office Holds Awards, Promotion Ceremony  

Inmates Earn GEDs, Food Safety Certifications  

Order in the Court: Ronald Lawhorne Promoted in Surprise Ceremony 

Renaldo Nehemiah Speaks to Alexandria Prisoners 

Renaldo Nehemiah, Super Bowl Champ, Gives Hope to Inmates 

T.C. Girls Basketball Honors Breast Cancer Survivors 

Crisis Intervention Training: An Invaluable Investment for Law Enforcement  

NVCC Professor Teaches Inmates, Law Enforcement Personnel  

Inmates’ Children Receive Holiday Gifts, Winter Coats 

Deputies Deliver Thanksgiving Meals 

Sheriff Promotes Ten Deputies 

Sheriff’s Volunteers Honored at Appreciation Luncheon 

Sheriff’s Office Honors Volunteers

Sheriff's Office School Supply Drive a Success

Promoting Back-to-School Traffic Safety 

National Night Out Promotes Police-Community Partnerships 

Sheriff's Office Hosts Graduation Ceremony for GED and Certifications 

Kevin Truesdale of Alexandria Follows Footsteps of Deputy Father 

Sheriff Lawhorne Graduates from NVCC