Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia

Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia This is the official page for the City of Alexandria Police Department (www.alexandriava.gov/Police). We encourage comments, but we may remove personal attacks, spam, or anything illegal or obscene.
(141)

Operating as usual

The Alexandria Police Dept. is on high alert due to the upcoming Presidential Inauguration.  While there are no known th...
01/16/2021

The Alexandria Police Dept. is on high alert due to the upcoming Presidential Inauguration. While there are no known threats to the City of Alexandria, we are prepared to keep community members and visitors safe. If you see something out of the ordinary, report it. You can call or text 911 for an emergency, or call the non-emergency line at 703-746-4444 to report any suspicious activity.

Notification:: As we prepare for the 59th Presidential Inauguration, the APD wants everyone to be on alert.  If you “See...
01/15/2021

Notification:: As we prepare for the 59th Presidential Inauguration, the APD wants everyone to be on alert. If you “See Something, Say Something.” While there are no known threats to the City of Alexandria, APD is prepared to take action to protect our community.

01/15/2021

NOTIFICATION:: The Alexandria Police Department is on the scene of a motor vehicle accident at Janneys Lane and Yale Drive. There are no injuries. Expect police activity in the area.

The Alexandria Police Department extends our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family, friends and our brothers a...
01/13/2021

The Alexandria Police Department extends our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family, friends and our brothers and sisters at the Fairfax Co. Sheriff's Office for the loss of Deputy Sheriff Frederick “Butch” Cameron, who died in the line of duty on Jan. 12, from complications related to COVID-19. #S308

01/13/2021

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a robbery from a business in the 1600 block of N. Quaker Lane. It happened around 5:45am. Expect police activity in the area.

01/11/2021

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a carjacking in the 3800 block of Florence Dr. that occurred just after 6am. Suspect approached the victim displayed a gun, then assaulted the victim and took the vehicle. Expect police activity in the area.

01/11/2021

NOTIFICATION:: The Alexandria Police Dept is investigating a felonious assault in the 1100 blk of Quaker Hill Dr. Victim shot multiple times around 6am, went to 7-11 in 3000 blk of Duke St to call 911. Victim transported to hospital. Expect police activity at both scenes.

The Alexandria Police Department is diligently working to combat the problem of weapons offenses involving shots fired. ...
01/09/2021
Alexandria Police Department Actively Investigates Spike In “Shots Fired” Incidents In Final Quarter of 2020

The Alexandria Police Department is diligently working to combat the problem of weapons offenses involving shots fired. There were 55 confirmed incidents of shots fired in 2020, with an unusual spike from September through November, resulting in increased patrols in targeted areas. The following is additional information since the previous update.

“We are following every lead and working tirelessly to disrupt this criminal activity,” said Chief Michael L. Brown. “We want to assure our community that this remains a top priority for the Police Department.”

For more information, follow the link below.

The Alexandria Police Department is diligently working to combat the problem of weapons offenses involving shots fired. There were 55 confirmed incidents of shots fired in 2020, with an unusual spike from September through November, resulting in increased patrols in targeted areas. The following is....

Today is National Law Enforcement Day! It's a day to thank our law enforcement officers for their service as they work t...
01/09/2021

Today is National Law Enforcement Day! It's a day to thank our law enforcement officers for their service as they work tirelessly to protect and serve.

The Alexandria Police Department extends our condolences and prayers to the U.S. Capitol Police, family and friends of O...
01/08/2021

The Alexandria Police Department extends our condolences and prayers to the U.S. Capitol Police, family and friends of Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died in the line of duty on January 7th. Today we honor your service.

01/08/2021

NOTIFICATION:: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a “shots fired” call for service in the 5700 block of Eliot Court that occurred just after 11:00 pm. Multiple shell casings were recovered, but no injuries were reported. Expect police activity in the area.

The Alexandria Police Department is happy to welcome three new officers into our ranks. Say hi to Officer Morris, Office...
01/07/2021

The Alexandria Police Department is happy to welcome three new officers into our ranks. Say hi to Officer Morris, Officer Muldrow, and Officer Hawkins. We are honored to have all three join the team.

01/06/2021

ALERT:: The Alexandria Police Department is monitoring the events in Washington, D.C. We are here to keep our citizens and City safe. We ask that you follow the curfew that's in effect from 6:00pm to 6:00am.

01/05/2021

UPDATE:: Crash in the 200 block of S. Van Dorn St. involved a car striking a pedestrian in the parking lot. The pedestrian suffered a serious but not life-threatening injury. The driver of the car was arrested for DUI. There are no road closures.

01/05/2021

Notification:: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a serious motor vehicle crash in the 200 block of S. Van Dorn St. involving multiple cars resulting in a pedestrian struck . One serious injury was reported. Expect police activity in the area.

01/04/2021

NOTIFICATION:: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a “shots fired” call near the 5700 Block of Dunster Court. No injuries reported. Expect police activity in the area.

01/04/2021
Hands Free law News Clip

Missed the news over the weekend? We got you covered, The new 'Hands-Free' law took effect January 1st. We talked with ABC7 News about what you need to know to make sure you don't get pulled over.

January 1 is a great time to make a New Year’s resolution. One resolution we hope everyone makes is to go hands-free whi...
01/01/2021
Title 46.2. Motor Vehicles

January 1 is a great time to make a New Year’s resolution. One resolution we hope everyone makes is to go hands-free while driving a vehicle. Virginia had over 23,000 distracted driver crashes in 2019, resulting in 120 deaths.

January 1 signifies the first day that the new hands-free law goes into effect statewide. The new law prohibits anyone from driving a motor vehicle while holding a cell phone or other handheld personal communications device, even if the driver isn't looking at or using the device. The only exceptions are for emergencies, and drivers of emergency and safety patrol vehicles.

Violations are punishable with a fine of $125 for the first offense, $250 for any subsequent offenses, and a mandatory $250 fine in a work zone even on the first offense.

To read the full state law, visit: https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-818.2

Table of Contents » Title 46.2. Motor Vehicles » Subtitle III. Operation » Chapter 8. Regulation of Traffic » Article 1. General and Miscellaneous » § 46.2-818.2. (Effective January 1, 2021) Use of handheld personal communications devices in certain motor vehicles; exceptions; penalty

01/01/2021

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a “shots fired” call for service in the 1400 block of Jamieson Avenue. Expect police activity in the area.

Happy New Year! The Alexandria Police Department wishes you a healthy and prosperous 2021! 🎇 🎇
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! The Alexandria Police Department wishes you a healthy and prosperous 2021! 🎇 🎇

01/01/2021
Captain Mammarella's send-off

We wish Captain Shirl Mammarella all the best. She is retiring after 33 years of service to the Alexandria community.

"I cannot think of a better place to have spent these 33 years."- Captain Shirl Mammarella

Check out the video of her send-off.

12/30/2020

Detectives continue investigation into recent “shots fired” incidents. No injuries were reported. If you have any information, call Sgt. Taylor at 703-746-6271.

12/29/2020

NOTIFICATION UPDATE :: Ref the Dec. 28 #shotsfired that occurred on North Henry and Montgomery Streets, shell casings were recovered. Confirmed property damage but no reported injuries. The incident remains under investigation.

NEW LAW:: Starting January 1st, the 'Hands-Free' law will go into effect. The law makes it illegal to hold a cell phone ...
12/29/2020

NEW LAW:: Starting January 1st, the 'Hands-Free' law will go into effect. The law makes it illegal to hold a cell phone while driving.

12/28/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a “shots fired” call for service in the area of North Henry Street and Montgomery Street. Expect police activity in the area.

PSA:: Did you know that #drunkdriving accidents peak every year between #Christmas and #NewYears? Don’t risk your life o...
12/28/2020

PSA:: Did you know that #drunkdriving accidents peak every year between #Christmas and #NewYears? Don’t risk your life or someone else's. If you've been drinking phone a friend or a ride service. Be responsible and #drivesober.

12/27/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a carjacking in the 3000 block of Duke Street. Expect police activity in the area.

12/25/2020

UPDATE 10:05 a.m. :: The subject was located unharmed.

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department has requested the assistance of a helicopter to search for a missing person in the 100 block of South Lee Street. More details to follow. Expect police activity in the area.

PSA :: Winter is here and it brings holiday cheer. We ask that you enjoy but celebrate responsibly and do not drink and ...
12/24/2020

PSA :: Winter is here and it brings holiday cheer. We ask that you enjoy but celebrate responsibly and do not drink and drive.

#impairment begins with the first drink. #drivesoberorgetpulledover

12/23/2020
Contest winner

Our Criminal Investigation Division’s Winter Cube Decoration contest has a winner! ‘The Nationals Wonderland.’ Here is a video of the winning cube. Thank you to all of the contestants and congratulations to the first place winner.

New Law Alert :: 9 days before Virginia's new 'Hands free' law takes effect. The law makes it illegal to have a phone in...
12/23/2020

New Law Alert :: 9 days before Virginia's new 'Hands free' law takes effect. The law makes it illegal to have a phone in your hands while driving. The law takes Effect January 1, 2021.

#DRIVESMARTVirginia #NewLaw

Even while hard at work, the Alexandria Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division held their annual decorate ‘...
12/22/2020

Even while hard at work, the Alexandria Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division held their annual decorate ‘the cube’ contest for the holidays.

Do you have a favorite? We'll let you know which cube took first place on Wednesday. #happyholidaysfromourfamilytoyours

NEW LAW ALERT :: Make a New Year's resolution to go hands free in 2021. Beginning January 1, 2021, there will be a new l...
12/21/2020

NEW LAW ALERT :: Make a New Year's resolution to go hands free in 2021. Beginning January 1, 2021, there will be a new law that goes into effect which makes it illegal to drive in Virginia while holding a phone. Remember, put your seat belt on and put the phone down.

#DRIVESMARTVirginia #NewLaw

12/20/2020

NOTIFICATION :: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a “shots fired” call for service in the area of North Patrick Street and Montgomery Street. Expect police activity in the area.

Address

3600 Wheeler Ave
Alexandria, VA
22304

General information

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.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos

Nearby government services


Comments

Worst place to work. I hate working here. We cover a lot of stuff up. Officer DWI, Officers Raping victims, Officers lying under oath, and the list goes on.
Where in the Mission Statement of the Alexandria Police Department does it state it’s ok for a Sergeant to harass and spread lies and rumors about past employees... where is the justice for that? There is none. Screw your Agency. Stay the hell away from me and from my family. The more you harass my husband and my family the more snapshots I have from the fake accounts you create the harassment on our businesses page. He moved on, you should take a hint and do the same. The harassment by creating fake accounts and requesting friends of other APD people on fake accounts. Need not worry about retaliation from Nick. Worry about it from me. Not a threat a promise. I obtained an attorney and I’m not afraid of any of you key board cowards I know my rights as I know my husband and I don’t need to tolerate any of this. I know my husband and his integrity and his years of dedicated service that I personally regret ever supporting any of his time in that agency. Know that all of you people within your agency are the reason I left mine. You soured my taste for the job with your lies, your harassment of my husband for the last 9 months and it spilled on to myself and my career, you poisoned my time in my office and made me regret wanted to be a part of any agency, so thank you for that. Move on. It’s over. He’s gone. I’m gone. You continue to try to harass myself and my kids I will take legal action, that is no threat that is a promise. I am tired of the immature officers and supervisors that constantly harass my family. I’m tired of the place department hiding behind the complaints from us and pretending that it’s not happening. FYI other officers that still work for your agency have come forward and told him who these people are and we have a timeline and emails and text message proof of continuing harassment. Stop and stop it now. My family will no longer tolerate harassment from the Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia. Maybe you should spend your time investigating the officers that are engaging in the harassment instead of pushing it under the rug to protect your good old boys. Sincerely, Mrs. Nicole Marie Ruggiero
DURING CORONAVIRUS TIMES THIS CITY IS FINING PEOPLE TO PARK. THEY FINE PEOPLE 40 DOLLARS FOR 5 MINUTES OVER THE METER. IF YOU GO ONLINE YOU CAN ASK FOR IT TO BE REVIEWED. WHEN IT COMES BACK THEY SAID TO ME NO NOW YOU OWE TEN DOLLARS MORE NOW IT IS 50 DOLLARS. I WENT INTO A STORE TO BUY CLOTHES FOR MY CHILD. I THINK THIS IS A SICKENING PUNISHMENT FOR PEOPLE TO BE IN THIS CITY AND I WILL NEVER EVER SHOP IN THE TOWN OF ALEXANDRIA VA. THEY HAVE NO EMPATHY. I HAVE REPORTED IT TO CITY COUNCIL WHO CLAIMS THAT SHE VOLUNTEERS AT ALL THESE EVENTS BUT DOES NOT EVEN CARE TO RESPOND. SHAME ON YOU FOR PUNISHING PEOPLE TO PARK IN OLD TOWN!!!!
Good morning what we’re all the sirens / speed chases about near old town and the beltway this morning around 6 AM?
Called Parking Enforcement again tonight! How many times must residents call to complain about the same house?! Every week we call about 138 Jasper Place! When is the city going to put Jasper Pl on a regular path?
Hi, can you all inform us as to why 4 (grouped) black helicopters have been circling the Beauregard/Seminary/Van Dorn area?
Do you have any info about the big police chase that ended up at the 4300 Block of Duke Street (the same block with the shots fired two days ago)? I drove by a few minutes ago and it looked like... maybe 12 police cars (~four of which were VA State Police). I heard from a neighbor (not as reliable a source as the dept. itself) that a suspect may have bailed out of the car and is on the loose near Foxchase and/or the Wakefield Tarleton neighborhood?
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.
Good Morning! My Company has an opportunity for Women in Uniform to be featured in the 2021 Womens Leadership Calendar. The deadline for women to submit is 31 Aug 2020. Thanks! https://www.facebook.com/femaledefender
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!