Thursday, April 9, 2020
historic alexandriaOld Town NorthPublic Safety

Alexandria Police Headquarters #FlashbackFriday

(Photo via Alexandria Library Special Collections)

This Flashback Friday, in honor of National Police Week, we thought we’d take a look back at the old Alexandria Police Department Headquarters.

In the 1950’s, Alexandria, Virginia annexed some of Fairfax County which eventually became the West End of Alexandria, Virginia. As such, Alexandria’s population grew quickly in size and the need grew for a new Police HQ. In 1959, the Police headquarters moved its City Hall location on North Fairfax Street into the expanded headquarters at 400 N Pitt Street in the Old Town North neighborhood. The facility was the first facility in Alexandria built specifically as a Police headquarters and included an expanded jail.

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Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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