Joint Venture cuts down outstanding warrants


Earlier this month, the Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Sheriffs Office announced the conclusion of a five-day long joint initiative to reduce the number of outstanding arrest warrants in the city.

The tandem effort between the city police and sheriffs staff aided by the U.S. Marshals, regional police officers, the FBI, Immigration Customs Enforcement and other law enforcement agencies yielded 100 criminal arrests on 208 outstanding warrants, according to the police department.

A total of 50 officers, sheriffs deputies, federal agents and probation officers were assigned to this effort throughout the week, according to the two Alexandria law enforcement groups.

I am very proud of the men and women of the Alexandria Police Department and Office of the Sheriff and all our partners in this operation for their diligence, hard work, teamwork and commitment to ensuring that these serious offenders were removed from our community, said Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook.