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Sheriff’s Office Invites Alexandrians To Participate In Community Academy

July 17, 2018

Explore the role of the Sheriff's Office in Alexandria's criminal justice system by participating in the Sheriff's Community Academy, an informative four-session experience on Saturday mornings in September.

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Alexandria Fire Department Investigates Holmes Run Parkway High Rise Fire

July 16, 2018

The Alexandria Fire Department has not determined the cause of a two-alarm fire at Pavilion On The Park Condominiums highrise on Homes Run Parkway this morning. Damage to the building has been assessed at $350,000 and two units have been deemed uninhabitable.

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Inmate Book Club Welcomes Author Andrew Aydin

July 16, 2018

Through a partnership between the Alexandria Library and Sheriff’s Office, six inmates are participating in a book club. Alexandria Library Director Rose T. Dawson facilitates the group, known simply as The Book Club, with assistance from Sheriff’s Office staff.

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Virginia Recognizes Its Probation And Parole Officers

July 16, 2018

As the Virginia Department of Corrections acknowledges Pretrial, Probation and Parole Officers’ Week, July 15–21, it does so holding the lowest recidivism rate in the nation for the second straight year.

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SAPCA Receives Funds To Reduce Underage And High-Risk Drinking

July 12, 2018

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria was awarded $7,996 through an 11-month education and prevention grant from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority. SAPCA is one of 15 grantees named across the state of Virginia that received funding to reduce underage and high-risk drinking in schools and neighborhoods.

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City Of Alexandria Academy Programs Accepting Applications For Fall 2018

July 10, 2018

The City of Alexandria invites the community to learn more about City government through the upcoming City Academy, Senior Academy, Community Fire Academy, Community Police Academy, Community Sheriff’s Academy, and Community Commonwealth’s Attorney Academy.

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Nicole Battaglia Receives 2018 Many Are One Humanitarian Of The Year Award

July 2, 2018

For her selfless service to society through her career in law enforcement, Seton Hall University presented police officer Nicole Battaglia ’12 with the 2018 Many Are One Humanitarian of the Year Award. 

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Alexandria Fire Department Issues Reminder That Fireworks Are Dangerous And Illegal

June 29, 2018

The Alexandria Fire Department reminds those who visit, live in or work in Alexandria that it is dangerous and illegal to store, sell, or use any fireworks – including sparklers.

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New Officers And Deputies Graduate From Academy

June 25, 2018

Twenty-one new law enforcement officers for Alexandria – 11 police officers and 10 deputy sheriffs – graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy on June 20.

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Verizon Wireless 911 Service Restored

June 21, 2018

Verizon Wireless has resolved the outage that affected calls and texts to 911 this morning. Call or text 911 if you need immediate police, fire, or emergency medical assistance.

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