Gloria Wright Honored as Employee of the Quarter
Congratulations to Master Deputy Gloria Wright! She was named Employee of the Quarter for her leadership in managing booking operations for her team, for her outstanding communication with supervisors, and for her ability to keep potential issues from escalating. And an added congrats to her for recently being promoted to Program Manager for the Inmate Services Unit!
Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Students for Senior Experience
Just before their graduation from T.C. Williams, two seniors got an up-close look at Alexandria’s criminal justice system. As part of their Senior Experience, Yasmin Heiba and Elly Parks spent time with the Sheriff’s Office where they toured the jail, courthouse and Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, saw demonstrations with Project Lifesaver technicians and the Motorcycle Unit, and rode along with deputies serving civil process.
Three Recruits Join Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Dana Lawhorne welcomed three new deputies to his team. On May 21, Clerk of the Circuit Court Edward Semonian administered the oath of office to Deputy Gladys Corea, Deputy Omar Herring and Deputy Taylor Mallow during a short ceremony at the Alexandria Courthouse. The deputies received training in Office policies and procedures, CPR and first aid, control and defensive tactics, and other important practices before starting their formal field training.
Partnership Provides Option for Safe Drug Disposal
Over the winter, The Neighborhood Pharmacy installed Alexandria’s first permanent drop-off box to provide the community with a convenient option for safe disposal of unwanted medication. The Sheriff’s Office regularly collects the contents and then transports them for destruction courtesy of Covanta. Through this private-public partnership, 120 pounds of potentially dangerous drugs have been disposed of safely.
Deputies Engaged in Youth Outreach
Deputies continued their commitment to Alexandria’s young people through several community events. Deputies teamed up with Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities to promote summer programs for kids. Deputies talked about safety and gave out fun freebies at a series of Community Days where families enjoyed cook-outs and received information about registering for summer activities with Recreation and the Alexandria Police Youth Camp.
Sheriff’s Office Holding First Community Academy
Explore the ASO’s role in the criminal justice system by participating in the Sheriff’s Community Academy, an informative four-week experience on Saturday mornings in September. Learn about your Sheriff’s Office by touring the jail, going behind the scene at the courthouse, and meeting deputies responsible for the care and custody of nearly 400 inmates. See how the Sheriff’s Office enhances public safety with specialized services and outreach program. Registration opens in July.