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Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia

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Notification:: There is a heavy police presence in the 5400 block of Richenbacher Avenue. This is in response to a shots...
01/24/2023

Notification:: There is a heavy police presence in the 5400 block of Richenbacher Avenue. This is in response to a shots fired incident. No injuries are reported in connection to this incident. APD is on scene and investigating.

News Release Update:: Suspect in shooting incident was mistakenly released from jail.  On January 20, 2023, APD’s SIU wi...
01/24/2023

News Release Update:: Suspect in shooting incident was mistakenly released from jail.

On January 20, 2023, APD’s SIU with the help of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task force took a shooting suspect into custody. On the same day, the suspect was mistakenly released from a Prince George's County Jail.

Read more at: Alexandriava.gov/go/4238

Event:: There have been two recent incidents in the Old Town Area, to ensure residents are heard and the incidents are a...
01/24/2023

Event:: There have been two recent incidents in the Old Town Area, to ensure residents are heard and the incidents are addressed AlexandriaVA.gov and Law enforcement representatives will be in the area Wednesday to address residents.

Please join us in congratulating Officer Raines (back, second from right), for receiving the Law Enforcement Award of Ex...
01/23/2023

Please join us in congratulating Officer Raines (back, second from right), for receiving the Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention from the Washington Regional Alcohol Program.

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence near the 1500 block of Princess Street. This is in response to an arm...
01/22/2023

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence near the 1500 block of Princess Street. This is in response to an armed robbery in the area. No injuries were reported. APD is on scene and investigating.

Some of our officers were in our nation's Capital assisting our neighboring agency with the March for Life rally, markin...
01/20/2023

Some of our officers were in our nation's Capital assisting our neighboring agency with the March for Life rally, marking the event’s 50th anniversary.

We are happy to announce we are now accepting applications for our 48th Session of the Community Police Academy.The Comm...
01/20/2023

We are happy to announce we are now accepting applications for our 48th Session of the Community Police Academy.

The Community Police Academy provides an opportunity for Alexandria residents and visitors to learn various aspects of policing.

Learn more: http://alexandriava.gov/go/4243

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence at the intersection of N. West and Princess Street. This is in refere...
01/20/2023

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence at the intersection of N. West and Princess Street. This is in reference to a shots fired call for service. No injuries were reported in connection to this incident. APD is on scene and investigating.

The first step to becoming an Alexandria Police Officer is to take a written exam. Our upcoming dates are:Jan 18 at 6:00...
01/18/2023
Join the Alexandria Police Department!

The first step to becoming an Alexandria Police Officer is to take a written exam.

Our upcoming dates are:

Jan 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Feb 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Feb 22 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Register or learn more about APD at

The Alexandria Police Department is now hiring for Police Officers. We are located less than five miles south of Washington, D.C., and serve a community of more than 150,000 residents. Our department has a multitude of specialty units and provide for many promotional opportunities. Join us today!

Coffee with a Cop was a great success, great hearing ideas, and feedback from the community. Hopefully, see you at the n...
01/17/2023

Coffee with a Cop was a great success, great hearing ideas, and feedback from the community. Hopefully, see you at the next event.

And thank you to the Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia for always being a great community/law enforcement partner.

One of the easiest ways to save a life is to give blood, and today we are co-sponsoring a blood drive with Inova from 06...
01/17/2023

One of the easiest ways to save a life is to give blood, and today we are co-sponsoring a blood drive with Inova from 0630 to 1030.

Stop by, sign up and save a life!

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence in the 4600 block of Duke Street. This is in response to a shots fire...
01/15/2023

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence in the 4600 block of Duke Street. This is in response to a shots fired incident resulting in one person injured. The victim’s condition is unknown at this time. APD believes there is no current threat to the public.

Please join us in congratulating Officers Medeiros and Hunneyman for receiving the 2022 Law Enforcement Award from Mothe...
01/12/2023

Please join us in congratulating Officers Medeiros and Hunneyman for receiving the 2022 Law Enforcement Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The Award recognizes officers for their enforcement, training, and/or education efforts related to stopping impaired driving in their communities.

Next week!!  Come chat and let us know what's on your mind.
01/12/2023

Next week!! Come chat and let us know what's on your mind.

EVENT :: Join A*O and APD for Coffee with a Cop at Swing’s in Del Ray! Stop by January 17 between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., enjoy a coffee, and chat with your deputy sheriffs and police officers. Hope to see you there!

As a part of National Blood Donor Month, we are co-sponsoring a blood drive with Inova Blood Donor Services at APD Headq...
01/11/2023

As a part of National Blood Donor Month, we are co-sponsoring a blood drive with Inova Blood Donor Services at APD Headquarters on January 17, 2023.

Sign up today, your donation can help save a life.

This time next week 21 APD recruits will start at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, where they'll receive ...
01/10/2023

This time next week 21 APD recruits will start at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, where they'll receive training and instructions in all facets of law enforcement.

Please join us in sending them off with words of encouragement as they embark on their journey to become full-fledged officers, and protectors of our community.

Want to talk to our recruiters? You can look for our recruitment team at the Law Enforcement Expo on Tuesday, January 10...
01/09/2023

Want to talk to our recruiters?

You can look for our recruitment team at the Law Enforcement Expo on

Tuesday, January 10, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel
in Herndon, VA.

Stop past our booth to ask questions, and see how you can join one of the best police departments in the nation.

For more details on joining APD visit JoinAPDVA.com

*Update (1/9/23 8:00 a.m)* ::The debris has been cleared and the road has been reopened. Transportation & Environmental ...
01/09/2023

*Update (1/9/23 8:00 a.m)* ::The debris has been cleared and the road has been reopened. Transportation & Environmental Services, City of Alexandria, Virginia has placed stop signs at each corner of the intersection temporarily until the light is fully operational. Please excercise caution while using that intersection.

Notification:: There is a temporary road closure of the Southbound Lanes of the 3400 block of Richmond Highway (at Reed Avenue). This is due to a single-vehicle car crash causing a downed traffic signal. No injuries were reported. The driver remained on scene.

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence in the 2500 block of North Van Dorn Street. This is in response to a ...
01/09/2023

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence in the 2500 block of North Van Dorn Street. This is in response to a residential burglary. The suspect is in custody.

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence near and around the intersections of North Jordan and North Howard St...
01/08/2023

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence near and around the intersections of North Jordan and North Howard Streets. Officers are investigating a possible robbery from person. No injuries were reported in connection to this incident.

Please join us in welcoming our newest Officer, Officer Riza, who comes to us as a transfer from another agency. Officer...
01/06/2023

Please join us in welcoming our newest Officer, Officer Riza, who comes to us as a transfer from another agency.

Officer Riza recently graduated from an abbreviated police academy, held specifically for certified out-of-state officers moving to the area.

Are you or do you know an officer looking to relocate to this area? If so, please let them know that APD is hiring and that we are offering up to $5,000 as a signing bonus for each police new hire.

For more details, visit JoinAPDVA.com.

Congrats to our public safety partners from the Alexandria Fire Department on graduating from recruit school today. We w...
01/05/2023

Congrats to our public safety partners from the Alexandria Fire Department on graduating from recruit school today.

We welcome you to the City and look forward to working with you to help keep all residents and visitors safe.

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence in the 6100 block of Lincolnia Road. This is in response to a shots f...
01/05/2023

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence in the 6100 block of Lincolnia Road. This is in response to a shots fired call for service, no injuries were reported in connection with the incident. APD is on the scene and investigating.

January is National Blood Donor Month and we have partnered with Inova to host a blood drive on January 17, 2023, at APD...
01/04/2023

January is National Blood Donor Month and we have partnered with Inova to host a blood drive on January 17, 2023, at APD Headquarters. Sign up, and save a life.

All donors will receive a Quarter Zip pullover!

Notification:: There is a water main break in the 400 block of North Patrick. As a precaution, traffic has been reduced ...
01/01/2023

Notification:: There is a water main break in the 400 block of North Patrick. As a precaution, traffic has been reduced to one lane of travel. APD is on scene and the water company has been notified. Please avoid the area if possible.

Notification:: There is a heavy police presence near and around the 1500 block of Princess Street. This is in response t...
12/31/2022

Notification:: There is a heavy police presence near and around the 1500 block of Princess Street. This is in response to a shots fired call for service. No injuries have been reported in connection with this incident. APD is investigating.

For all those celebrating this weekend please enjoy responsibly and remember do not drink and drive.
12/30/2022

For all those celebrating this weekend please enjoy responsibly and remember do not drink and drive.

Free Lyft Rides throughout Greater Washington Tomorrow Night (Saturday, 12/31, 10 pm - 4 am) to Prevent Drunk Driving. ( code to be posted at 9:00 pm tomorrow at SoberRide.com. Limited quantities available.) 🎊

As part of our commitment to diversity, we are proud to announce that 33% of our recent graduating class is female (the ...
12/29/2022

As part of our commitment to diversity, we are proud to announce that 33% of our recent graduating class is female (the national average for female officers is 13%).

Please join us in welcoming Officers Robbins, McNamara-Jeffrey, Henry, Guerra, Vasquez, Hernandez, and Squires (not pictured).

We want to take a moment and recognize the 21 Alexandria Police Department recruits who took finished the first step of ...
12/26/2022

We want to take a moment and recognize the 21 Alexandria Police Department recruits who took finished the first step of their training to become officers this day last week. After rigorous training at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, these 21 officers graduated as a part of Session 147 at a ceremony held at the Alexandria Campus of the Northern Virginia Community College.

Each of the officers completed 20 weeks of training, including emergency vehicle operations, fi****ms qualifications, defensive and control tactics, crash investigation, basic legal training, fair and impartial policing, policing in diverse communities, and more.

APD’s Session 147 class is made up of 7 women and 14 men, with 11 having higher education degrees. The Session includes a variety of spoken languages including Spanish and Chinese. The Session is also made up of persons with various heritages representing backgrounds of nine different countries including the United States, England, Mexico, China, Ghana, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador, and Jamaica.

The process to become an Alexandria Police Officer can sometimes take a year or longer. The next step for the graduates is to complete Field Training, which is about a four-month process where graduates are partnered with senior officers to take everything they learned at the academy and put it into practice. This includes responding to calls and connecting with the community. After completion of the field training program, officers will then have completed their training and will be certified as full-fledged officers.

Welcome to the APD Family...

The Alexandria Police Department is always looking for qualified candidates to join our ranks. APD focuses on serving and protecting the Alexandria Community with a focus on community-oriented policing. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our family, please visit JoinAPDVA.com.

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence near and around the 3400 block of Mount Vernon Avenue. This is in res...
12/25/2022

Notification:: There is a moderate police presence near and around the 3400 block of Mount Vernon Avenue. This is in response to a stolen auto. The vehicle has been recovered and a suspect has been arrested. No injuries or weapons were reported in connection to this incident.

From our APD family to yours we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. Thank you for being ...
12/25/2022

From our APD family to yours we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Thank you for being the best community to serve and a special thank you to all the first responders working today to keep everyone safe.

(*UPDATE 12/22/22, 3:00 p.m.*):: The Medical Examiner has determined this to be a homicide and the victim has been ident...
12/21/2022
Alexandria Police Department Investigates Shooting Incident

(*UPDATE 12/22/22, 3:00 p.m.*):: The Medical Examiner has determined this to be a homicide and the victim has been identified as a 17 year old male City Resident.

APD is asking anyone who may have information related to this case to contact APD Detective Stephen Riley via phone at 703.746.6225, email at [email protected], or call our non-emergency line at 703.746.4444. Tips can be anonymous.

News Release:: ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a suspicious death that occurred Wednesday during the early morning hours in the 5500 Block of Ascot Court.

For more information:

Visit alexandriava.gov for more information.

12/21/2022

Notification:: There is a heavy police presence in the 5500 block of Ascot Court. This is in response to a weapon violation call for service. APD is on the scene and investigating.

Let’s congratulate all of the graduates of the largest graduating class of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Traini...
12/19/2022

Let’s congratulate all of the graduates of the largest graduating class of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy.

Today we welcomed 21 recruits to APD and 10 Sheriff Deputies to the Alexandria Sheriff's Office.

Update(*12/17/22 8:30 p.m.*):: Russell Road has been reopened.Notification:: There is a temporary road closure on Russel...
12/18/2022

Update(*12/17/22 8:30 p.m.*):: Russell Road has been reopened.

Notification:: There is a temporary road closure on Russell Road at High Street. This is due to a two-vehicle car crash. Minor injuries were reported. APD is on the scene and investigating.

Notification:: There is a heavy police presence in the 500 block of South Van Dorn Street. This is in response to a robb...
12/16/2022

Notification:: There is a heavy police presence in the 500 block of South Van Dorn Street. This is in response to a robbery from person. The victim was transferred to the hospital with minor injuries. APD is on the scene and investigating.

Notification(*Delayed*)::  There was a heavy police presence in the 400 block of S Van Dorn Street this morning(Approx. ...
12/16/2022

Notification(*Delayed*):: There was a heavy police presence in the 400 block of S Van Dorn Street this morning(Approx. 7:36 a.m.). This was in response to an armed Carjacking. The victim reported no injuries. One suspect is in custody, and the vehicle has been recovered.

Update(*12/14/22 10:25 p.m.*):: All streets have been reopened. Notification: There are temporary road closures in and n...
12/15/2022

Update(*12/14/22 10:25 p.m.*):: All streets have been reopened.

Notification: There are temporary road closures in and near the 100 block of North Henry Street. This is in response to a single-vehicle car crash involving a pedestrian. The Pedestrian is believed to have minor injuries but was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

It was great to partner up with the Fairlington Civic Association to collect toys to be distributed to students at Willi...
12/14/2022

It was great to partner up with the Fairlington Civic Association to collect toys to be distributed to students at William Ramsay Elementary who could benefit from some extra holiday cheer.


As an agency, we believe in giving back to the community we serve. So staff members dropped off gifts to some deserving ...
12/13/2022

As an agency, we believe in giving back to the community we serve.

So staff members dropped off gifts to some deserving families around the City to bring some holiday cheer.

All the gifts were donated by APD staff.

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Over 2 decades ago, I met Charlette Mitchell as a liaison who helped our Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia build connections with our neighborhoods.

Most recently she helped in our search for a City Manager.

We will miss her cheer and dedicated service.

RIP. A huge loss for Alexandria.
Two members of our Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia team were injured during this domestic incident last night.

They are okay, but please keep them in your thoughts for a quick recovery.
is there an article about police removing a body being from the woods on Dec 8th, 2021, yesterday? a friend saw this activity while working near by. It was near the Giant food there, for reference, near Glebe Rd and Richmond Hiway
Need a Christmas tree? Come by come by the Alexandria Police Youth Camp Christmas tree lot next to the Alexandria train station on Callahan and help send a kid to camp
Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia
Date: 12/07/2021 8:09 AM
Subject: Camper/ Homeless Person in the woods near the school

Good day. I hope this note finds you well. This morning while walking our dog in Fort Ward Park I noticed a camper, and, or homeless person, heavily wrapped and sleeping in the woods to the right corner of the soccer field behind the St. Stephens-St. Agnes Middle School. I could only see a small portion of his face so I'm not sure I have seen him before. I will be letting the Alexandria Parks & Recreation Department as well as St. Stephens-St. Agnes Middle School know. I do have several photos which will be available this evening.

Helping the homeless is a good thing and Alexandria has a good network of private organizations that provide people with help finding shelters. It may be that the person is honorable. However, park users and students may be at risk if he is not.

All my best,

J. Glenn Eugster
Fort Ward Observer
Earlier today the Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia provided an update on the investigation of the shooting near Braddock Road Metro last night.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact APD at 703-746-4444.

Dear officers, I just wanted to say to you what a splendid job you did today keeping everyone safe at the Scottish Christmas Walk. I must admit that I was nervous after that tragic event in Wisconsin, but when I arrived and I saw how you had the parade route secured I relaxed and had a great time. You were really out in force, looking good, and you were extremely kind to all. I congratulate you all for a job well done and send you my deepest appreciation for protecting my family, some of us who were watching from the sidewalk and others who were parade participants.
We wish Investigator Dave Spitzer a very happy retirement! Dave is retiring after over 29 years of service with APD. He will truly be missed, Dave is one of the best! Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Special thanks to all the first responders who are working to keep us safe today.

Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia
Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia
Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA
With professionalism and patience, Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia resolved a very dangerous hostage and barricade situation today with no loss of life.

These outcomes do not just “happen.”

They are the result of training, leadership, and modern policies and practice.

Thank you.
This morning Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia has provided an update on the ongoing barricade situation on Woods Place.

Thanks to APD and Fairfax County Police Department for their professionalism in working towards a peaceful resolution.

The Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia has issued an update in the death of Roy Saravia.

Please keep Roy’s family in your thoughts during this unimaginable time.

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