News Release

News Release

(4/22/2019, 1030 hrs) On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Alexandria Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Public Safety Complex at 1000 Bolton Avenue. (Sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

(4/10/2019, 1600 hrs) At around 2:45 p.m., one of the Alexandria Police Department's K9s passed away at the LSU Veterinary Hospital in Baton Rouge. K9 Jerry spent several years patrolling Alexandria's streets with his handlers starting in May 2015.

Please be on the lookout for Heather Cameron, 43, of Alexandria. She was last seen on March 31 on Madeline Street, but was reported missing several days later. She is about 5'2", 130 lbs, unknown clothing. If you see Heather, or know of her whereabouts, please contact APD's Detective Division at (318) 441-6416, or after hours call Dispatch at (318) 449-5099.

Please join us for the Sixth Annual Victims Rights Parade in Alexandria on Saturday, April 6, 2019.  The event will begin at 9:30 am, at the Alexandria Holocaust Memorial, located at 4th and Elliott Streets in downtown Alexandria.  This parade is a precursor to National Crime Victim Rights Week, which is observed April 7-13.  The theme this year is: “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.”

The next Alexandria Police Department Citizen Academy is coming up soon!  The Academy will begin March 7, every Thursday evening from 5-8 pm until April 18.  The Citizen Police Academy meets once a week for 7 weeks at the police academy.

The citizen Police Academy shows citizens how the Alexandria Police Department operates. We hope a better understanding of how your police department works will improve the relationship between citizens and officers.

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