Alexandria Police Department
|Alexandria Police Department|
|Common name||Alexandria Police|
Patch of the Alexandria Police Department
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||City of Alexandria in the state of Virginia, USA|
|Map of Alexandria Police Department's jurisdiction.|
|Size||15.4 square miles (40 km2)|
|Legal jurisdiction||Alexandria, Virginia|
|Agency executive||Michael L. Brown, Chief of Police|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The Alexandria Police Department (APD) is the primary law enforcement agency servicing 146,294 people within 15.4 square miles (40 km2) of jurisdiction within Alexandria, Virginia. The APD has been internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 1986 and was reaccredited in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2004 and 2007. The APD has 315 sworn officers and 152 civilian employees. New officers are trained at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. On August 25, 2009, Earl L. Cook became the first African-American Chief of Police.
Chief David P. Baker (appointed in 2006) was arrested on July 25, 2009 for drunk driving after crashing his official vehicle in neighboring Arlington County, Virginia. Baker resigned on July 28 and was replaced by Deputy Chief Earl L. Cook. On October 1st 2016 Chief Earl Cook retired after 37 years and Deputy Chief David Huchler was appointed Interim Chief of Police while the IACP searched for a replacement. On January 16th Michael L. Brown, former chief of police for the California Highway Patrol was announced as the successor to Earl Cook.
Patrol Operations Bureau
- Patrol Sector 1 - Old Town
- Patrol Sector 2 - Del Ray/Arlandria
- Patrol Sector 3 - West End
- Community Oriented Policing Section (COPS)
The Investigations Bureau investigates major crimes, including allegations of police misconduct. The bureau is headed by an unknown person at this time and has 91 employees and 65 to 80 volunteers.
- Criminal Investigation Section
- Crime Scene Investigation Section
- Vice Narcotics Section
- Media Services Unit
- Internal Investigations
Administrative Services Bureau
The Administrative Services Bureau is commanded by Deputy Chief Dianne Gittins and includes the following division and units:
- Communications Center (911)
- Technology, Data and Analysis Division
- Crime Analysis Unit
- Personnel and Training
- Facilities Management
Operations Support Bureau
The Operations Support Bureau provides support to the other three bureaus within the Police Department. The Operations Support Bureau contains several specialized units including K-9, Motors, school resource officers, parking enforcement, school crossing guards, and the Special Operations Team.This bureau is also responsible for Police Department’s Incident Command System and is fully National Incident Management System compliant.
Since the establishment of the Alexandria Police Department, 16 officers have died in the line of duty.
|Officer||Date of Death||Details|
|Constable Elijah Chenault||
|Watchman Gerrard Arnold||
|Private Julian F. Arnold||
|Private George W. Crump||
|Private Walker W. Campbell||
|Sergeant Elton B. Hummer||
|Sergeant Charles R. Mcclary||
|Private Whitfield W. Lipscombe||
|Private August Perault Pierce||
|Corporal Clarence J. Mcclary||
|Private Robert B. Harris||
|Private Bobby G. Padgett||
|Deputy Inspector James W. Baber||
|Private Eugene Yoakum||
|Detective Conrad Lee Birney||
|Corporal Charles William Hill||
Contact the Alexandria Police Department's Personnel & Training Division located at APD HQ 3600 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703.746.6730 Fax: 703.746.1908 Hours of Operations: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- "Police Department - City of Alexandria, VA". Retrieved 21 May 2013.
- Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. "A Message from the Executive Director". Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- Alexandria Office of Communications (25 August 2009). "City of Alexandria Names Earl L. Cook Chief of Police". Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- Alexandria Police Association (2006). Alexandria Police Department. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 7. ISBN 9780738543406.
- The Washington Times (28 July 2009). "Alexandria police chief retires after DUI arrest". The Washington Times. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- Allison Klein (12 September 2009). "Onetime Titan is Now Chief of Alexandria's Police Department". The Washington Post. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- "Chief Cook Retires | Recent News". alexandriapolicefoundation.org. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
- Alexandria Police Department (23 February 2010). "Patrol Operations Bureau". Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- Alexandria Police Department (26 February 2010). "Investigations Bureau". Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- Alexandria Police Department (23 November 2009). "Administrative Services Bureau". Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- Alexandria Police Department (23 November 2009). "Operations Support Bureau". Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- Officer Down Memorial page