Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia

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Operating as usual

NOTIFICATION :: The 600 block of South St. Asaph Street is closed due to a structure fire. Several intersections are clo...
09/16/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The 600 block of South St. Asaph Street is closed due to a structure fire. Several intersections are closed including Gibbon Street & South Washington Street and South St Asaph Street & Franklin Street. Please avoid the area and watch for police direction. Expect police and fire personnel in the area.

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09/16/2020

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Look who I met today! K9 Axl, one of our newer K9s. K9 Axl is 11/2 years old and is a Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd mix. He is a big sweetheart. 💕

Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia

It’s your lucky day! APD has added new dates for police tests: Tuesday, September 22 at 5 PM, Saturday, September 26 at ...
09/15/2020

It’s your lucky day! APD has added new dates for police tests: Tuesday, September 22 at 5 PM, Saturday, September 26 at 9AM, and Saturday, September 26 at 12PM.

You must register online here in advance for one of the events, and bring your valid drivers license and a second original ID- US passport, social security card or birth certificate.
To save processing time visit: https://www.alexandriava.gov/police/info/default.aspx?id=9064

During times of crisis, your eyes and ears are needed to help identify neighbors who may be at risk of abuse. Resilience...
09/15/2020
RAISE Your Voice: Help Your Neighbors at Risk

During times of crisis, your eyes and ears are needed to help identify neighbors who may be at risk of abuse. Resilience Alexandria: Inform Support Elevate (RAISE), Alexandria’s trauma informed community network, has provided a flyer to help residents identify and report signs of child and adult abuse and domestic violence. Access the flyer and learn more about protective services for children and adults and resources for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence at alexandriava.gov/117519.

During times of crisis, your eyes and ears are needed to help identify neighbors at risks of abuse. Resilience Alexandria Inform Support Elevate (RAISE), Alexandria's trauma informed community network, has provided this flyer to you identify signs of abuse.

09/13/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a felonious assault call for service in the area of West Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street. Expect police activity in the area.

09/12/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The 2600 block of Randolph Avenue and cross streets are closed due to a structure fire. Please avoid the area and watch for police direction. Expect police and fire personnel in the area.

Just in! Pictures from The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce 2020 Public Safety Valor Awards which honors public safety and...
09/11/2020

Just in! Pictures from The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce 2020 Public Safety Valor Awards which honors public safety and health heroes. Due to the pandemic, this year the award ceremony was broadcast virtually. Congratulations to all of our amazing Alexandria Officers and all public safety heroes who were honored. Thank you to everyone who works to keep our city safe.

Well done Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA, Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia, and the Department of Emergency Communication!

Many of us can recall very vividly where we were when the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred. Even though 19 ...
09/11/2020

Many of us can recall very vividly where we were when the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred. Even though 19 years have passed, the events of the day are as clear as ever. Today we remember and honor the innocent American lives lost, including those of the first responders who spent their last moments in service to others. Please take a moment to pause and reflect.
#NeverForget

Governor Ralph Northam announced on September 4 that he has appointed Alexandria Police Officer Bennie L. Evans to the C...
09/09/2020

Governor Ralph Northam announced on September 4 that he has appointed Alexandria Police Officer Bennie L. Evans to the Commonwealth of Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board.

“Officer Evans is an outstanding representative not only of the Police Department, but of Alexandria’s community values,” said Chief Michael L. Brown. “We are delighted the Governor has tapped Officer Evans to help pursue the same standards of excellence statewide that he helps push us to achieve here at home.”

Through the Department of Criminal Justice Services, the Board conducts research and evaluation on criminal justice issues; develops criminal justice plans; distributes federal and state grants to improve law enforcement, prosecution, crime and delinquency prevention, juvenile justice, victim services, corrections and information systems; provides training and technical assistance; establishes and enforces minimum training standards for law enforcement, criminal justice and private security personnel; and licenses and regulates the private security industry.

After serving for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Officer Evans joined the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office in 1992. Officer Evans joined the Alexandria Police Department in 1998, and currently serves as a Police Officer IV. Throughout his 20 year career, he has been frequently recognized for his work in patrol and community relations. Recent awards include:

- 2011 City of Alexandria Crisis Intervention Team Officer of the Year
- 2015 Field Operations Bureau Police Officer of the Year
- 2016 Recipient of the U.S Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing
- 2016 Commonwealth of Virginia Crisis Intervention Team Instructor of the Year
- 2016 Alexandria Sunrise Optimist Club Police Officer of the Year
- 2017 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Officer of the Month (February)

Officer Evans is one of the Department’s lead Crisis Intervention Team instructors, and also serves as the Department’s homeless outreach liaison. Bennie is a board member for Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue. These relationships have helped to build a very strong bond between police and the community in Alexandria.

This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/117656 .

09/08/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a robbery from person in the area of West Mason and and Russell Road. Expect police activity in the area.

Never Forget
09/04/2020

Never Forget

REMEMBRANCE :: Today we remember Private Whitfield W. LIpscombe killed in the line-of-duty 90 YEARS ago. #NeverForget Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia

09/04/2020

UPDATE (4:20 p.m.) Roads have reopened.

NOTIFICATION :: Mount Vernon Avenue is closed between Howell Avenue and Windsor Avenue due to a motor vehicle crash. Expect police and fire activity in the area.

09/04/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The 200-300 blocks of South Whiting Street are closed due to a structure fire. Please avoid the area and watch for police direction. Expect police and fire personnel in the area.

09/03/2020

Ahhh! Big storm coming! ⛈ The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Warning for Alexandria. Avoid small streams and do not drive through water on roadways.

On September 2, 2020, at 5:41 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department responded to a call regarding shots fired in the 12...
09/03/2020
Alexandria Police Department Investigates Shots Fired

On September 2, 2020, at 5:41 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department responded to a call regarding shots fired in the 1200 block of Madison Street. Officers found shell casings in the area, but did not locate anyone with injuries.

On September 3, detectives arrested a 27 year-old man for unlawful discharge of a firearm in connection with this incident. The case is under investigation, and additional police officers have been assigned to patrol the area. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Brattelli of the Criminal Investigation Division, at 703.859.2278.

On September 2, 2020, at 5:41 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department responded to a call regarding shots fired in the 1200 block of Madison Street. Officers found shell casings in the area, but did not locate anyone with injuries.

09/03/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a carjacking in the 3400 block of Berkeley Street. There were no injuries. Expect police activity in the area.

09/02/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a “shots fired” call for service in the 700 block of North Fayette Street. There are no injuries. Expect police activity in the area.

08/29/2020

The Alexandria Police Department is aware of a telephone scam targeting people who are asked to provide money to remove criminal charges.

The Alexandria Police Department does not make such calls and will never request money over the phone. If you receive such a call, immediately hang up. Do not provide the caller with any information and do not answer any questions.

If you are the victim of this scam and have been defrauded of money, please report it to the Alexandria Police Department by calling 703.746.4444 or by contacting the law enforcement agency where you live.

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08/28/2020

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K9 Corona wishes all his K9 buddies, both active and retired, a very happy National Dog Day! Hoping they all get hugs and treats today! K9 Corona also wishes all of the pups out there a great day full of love and surprises. Here are some of our K9 pups.

08/25/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a carjacking in the 3700 block of Richmond Highway. There were no injuries. Expect police activity in the area.

It's the 19th annual Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign and we are educating the public about the dangers of drunk driving....
08/24/2020

It's the 19th annual Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign and we are educating the public about the dangers of drunk driving. The campaign officially kicks off today (August 24) and continues through September 7.

Fact: In 2018, 278 people lost their lives on Virginia roads as a result of alcohol-impaired driving, which was almost 34 percent of all traffic fatalities. #ActLikeItVA.

FYI:: The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Alexandria. Seek indoor shelter immediat...
08/24/2020

FYI:: The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Alexandria. Seek indoor shelter immediately.

08/23/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a “shots fired” call for service in the area of Wythe Street and North Fayette Street. There are no injuries. Expect police activity in the area.

UPDATE :: Mr. Walter “George” Winstead has returned home safe and without incident. MISSING : The Alexandria Police Depa...
08/21/2020

UPDATE :: Mr. Walter “George” Winstead has returned home safe and without incident.

MISSING : The Alexandria Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Walter “George” Winstead, a 52 year old white male. He is 6’00” tall and approximately 180lbs. Mr. Winstead was last seen near the Springfield Town Center. Mr. Winstead is considered critically missing.

He was last seen on August 21, 2020, please call the police non-emergency line at 703.746.4444 if you see him.

08/17/2020

FINAL UPDATE 4:22p.m. All units have cleared the area and nothing suspicious was found.

UPDATE 2:30 p.m. A helicopter will be in the area assisting.

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a “shots fired” call for service in the area of West Braddock Road and North Van Dorn Street. Expect police activity in the area.

08/16/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a robbery from business in the 1600 block of Mount Vernon Avenue. There were no injuries. Expect police activity in the area.

08/14/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The 6000 block of Edsall Road is closed due to a structure fire. Please avoid the area and watch for police direction. Expect police and fire personnel in the area.

Cancelled: Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and in order to protect the health of our residents and employees...
08/13/2020

Cancelled: Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and in order to protect the health of our residents and employees, the City of Alexandria has cancelled the National Night Out 2020 celebration scheduled for October 6, 2020.

The community is encouraged to look for details of National Night Out 2021 early next year, in the hope that we can have a safe, enjoyable evening.

Ibrahm Elkahlil Bouaichi, who was wanted for the July 29 murder of Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez, succumbed today t...
08/08/2020
Alexandria Police Department Announces Homicide Suspect Has Succumbed to Self-Inflicted Injuries

Ibrahm Elkahlil Bouaichi, who was wanted for the July 29 murder of Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez, succumbed today to self-inflicted injuries sustained on August 5. On that date, Alexandria police officers attached to the FBI's regional Violent Crimes Task Force observed Bouaichi in Maryland and initiated a vehicle pursuit that ended shortly thereafter when Bouaichi's vehicle crashed in Prince George's County. Officers approaching the vehicle found Bouaichi with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital, where he died today.

Ibrahm Elkahlil Bouaichi, who was wanted for the July 29 murder of Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez, succumbed today to self-inflicted injuries sustained on August 5. On that date, Alexandria police officers attached to the FBI's regional Violent Crimes Task Force observed Bouaichi in Maryland and...

08/08/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The intersections of West Braddock Road / King Street / North Quaker are without power due to a car crash. Please stay alert and remember to treat intersections without power as a four way stop.

‪Congratulations are in order! 🎉 Today Nathan Stancil, John Paul Jones, Nuno Cunha were promoted to Sergeant; and Jason ...
08/07/2020

‪Congratulations are in order! 🎉 Today Nathan Stancil, John Paul Jones, Nuno Cunha were promoted to Sergeant; and Jason Story and Dave Cutting were promoted to Lieutenant! Pictured far left is Chief Michael Brown. ‬

EMPLOYMENT :: Interested in applying for our department? Register for our upcoming tests using the link below!
08/06/2020
How to Become an Alexandria Police Officer

EMPLOYMENT :: Interested in applying for our department? Register for our upcoming tests using the link below!

With a sworn strength of more than 315 officers, the Alexandria Police Department is a dedicated team of people who, in partnership with the community, work to create and maintain a safe and secure environment for our residents, merchants, and visitors. We are a diverse organization, reflecting Alex...

08/06/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a “shots fired” call for service in the 300 block of Tancil Court. There are no injuries. Expect police activity in the area.

Ibrahm Elkahlil Bouaichi, who was wanted for the July 29 murder of Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez, has been taken in...
08/05/2020
Alexandria Police Department Announces Homicide Suspect Has Been Taken Into Custody

Ibrahm Elkahlil Bouaichi, who was wanted for the July 29 murder of Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez, has been taken into custody. At approximately 11 a.m. today, Alexandria police officers attached to the FBI's regional Violent Crimes Task Force observed Bouaichi in Maryland and initiated a vehicle pursuit that ended shortly thereafter when Bouaichi's vehicle crashed in Prince George's County. Officers approaching the vehicle found Bouaichi with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital, where he is currently receiving medical treatment.

Ibrahm Elkahlil Bouaichi, who was wanted for the July 29 murder of Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez, has been taken into custody. At approximately 11 a.m. today, Alexandria police officers attached to the FBI's regional Violent Crimes Task Force observed Bouaichi in Maryland and initiated a vehicl...

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3600 Wheeler Ave
Alexandria, VA
22304

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Alexandria maintains a modern, highly trained, technically skilled, energetic, diverse and well-equipped police department, with a current authorized strength of 320 sworn and 138 civilian employees. Our staff provides courteous, efficient and timely service to residents, visitors and businesses in our City. The Alexandria Police Department has been internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 1986 and was reaccredited in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. This is a significant accomplishment for the men and women of the department. CALEA accreditation is a rigorous and difficult process that, if achieved, affirms the professional status of law enforcement agencies worldwide.

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I feel sorry that Alexandria’s law enforcement officers will have to enforce this proposed rule. Perhaps the chief can reassign assets from dealing with the “shots fired” and grand theft auto calls and put them on making sure Ned and Patty are wearing a mask while walking their poodle on the sidewalks.
Things APD can't be bothered to do: 1) enforce traffic laws for cyclists in Old Town 2) enforce dog clean-up laws in Old Town
Hello, has there been any community outreach by the APD about racial disparity and making sure officers are held accountable when it comes to racial profiling and community involvement. I am concerned about minorities being taken advantage of and that some may end up being killed due to racist police officers like the ones that killed George Floyd and countless others. My trust in officers is completely nonexistent due to the continued use of deadly force against unarmed black individuals. Therefore I will never trust police officers but I will respect their duties as public servants, even though this is taking it lightly.
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A big "Thank You" to the APD! My new power chair died on the sidewalk. Officers Stern and Guretta (sp) pushed me to a safe location. They stayed with me until a taxi arrived about an hour later. I am so grateful! 3 cheers for the APD!
karla elizabeth dominguez gonzalez. Say her name.
judge dawkins should be in jail...hope everyone who praised him sees him for what his is...an accomplice to murder...stop being so woke and keep the scum he set free where they belong
Nolan Dawkins can ROT IN HELL. I hope the victims family takes him for every retirement cent he has.
This morning, I and my family were in an accident on I 395. In the pouring rain, Officer Goodman came to the rescue like a knight in shining armor. I was a mess!!! My husband and my 2 kids were in the car and had never been in this situation before. Mr. Goodman jumped in action. He called the tow truck and stayed to insure that the tow truck came and that we had ordered an Uber before he left us. I am so grateful for Mr. Goodman. He went above and beyond, a true professional!
Twice, within the last week, while walking in cross walk, crossing North Pitt Street at Bashford Lane I have been nearly missed by a black Jeep speeding around corner from Bashford to N. Pitt Street. He was heading east on Bashford. Car is driven by a white male. First 3 letters of his VA tag is UMG. This has occurred at approximately the same time both mornings 9-9:15 AM. He is a dangerous driver with no regard of the speed limits or cross walk regulations. I have filed a police report.
Is there an update on Richmond hwy in alexandria and helicopters hovering? Traffic is backed up.