News Release

News Release

Citizen's Academy Graduation

11/14/2018: This evening, the Alexandria Police Department concluded its Citizen's Police Academy with 15 graduates. This is the first Citizen's Academy we've had in several years. The Citizen's Police Academy shows citizens how the Alexandria Police Department operates and offers a better understanding of how your police department works.

This is one of many improvements to the police department that we've seen in the last few months under new Chief Jerrod King. The Academy met once a week for 7 weeks at the Public Safety Complex, and consisted of an overview of the Alexandria Police Department, patrol functions, a tour of the department, internal affairs, family violence, DWI enforcement procedures, explanation of the use of deadly force, pursuit policies, crime prevention, personal safety and crime scene investigation techniques.

"I'm extremely proud of the work we've done here, and I think it will give great perspective to the citizens of Alexandria who attended it," said Chief King. "Since I became Chief, I've tried to demonstrate that our department is committed to community policing, and in order to accomplish that goal, we have to be united with our citizens.

"We have to show them everything we do, and do our part not only as law enforcement, but as neighbors, as co-workers, and as friends. This Citizen's Academy is one more brick in the foundation of the Alexandria Police Department's commitment to community policing, and it's a privilege to meet with these folks and share what we're doing, and where we're going."

APD plans to host two Citizen's Academies per year, with the next one tentatively scheduled to begin in March, 2019.

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New Officers Being Sworn In

Expect to see a few new faces patrolling your neighborhood next week! The Alexandria Police Department graduates seven new officers from the 83rd class of our Alexandria Regional Police Academy this week. After 17 weeks, these men and women have completed their training and obtained their Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) certificate.

These seven officers were sworn in by Alexandria City Judge Richard Starling on Wednesday, November 14, and they will graduate on Thursday, November 15. Congratulations to them and to all of the graduates!


APD Shooting Team Has Great Shoot in Alabama

Congratulations to APD's Sergeant Wolf, Sergeant Mouliere and Corporal Boone for representing us well at the 2018 Alabama Steel Challenge. These officers competed at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, hosted by the Veterans 3 Gun - Team 1100 November 9th -11th.

Wolf - Main Match
1st place Carry Optics division
2nd place Single Stack division

Mouliere - High Law Enforcement Category
1st place A class PCCO

1st B class production division
1st B class rim-fire pistol

Great shooting, guys!


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