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Sheriff's Office Names Bertsch as Spokeswoman

Amy Bertsch moves from the Office of Historic Alexandria to the Sheriff's Department. She also worked for 11 years as public information officer for the Alexandria Police Department.

Amy Bertsch has taken over as the new public information officer for the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office.

“I’m excited to be able to go back into criminal justice,” she said. “I majored in Spanish and minored in criminology. After working at the Police Department, I cultivated an interest criminal justice and public safety. This is an excellent opportunity for me.”

Bertsch previously worked at the , but also worked for 11 years as the PIO for the Alexandria Police Department.

“I worked with Amy when I was a detective at the Alexandria Police Department and she always impressed me with her many skills, talents and abilities," Sheriff Dana Lawhorne said. "She is the best in the communications business, well-liked and respected by her colleagues, a terrific personality, and she has a wonderful sense of humor.”

In 2007, Bertsch received Alexandria Commission for Women Vola Lawson Award and the Alexandria Police Association Leadership Award, and in 2010, the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association recognized her contributions to the Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration.

Bertsch started her new position on March 5 and takes over for Harry Covert, who recently retired.

Boyd Walker March 09, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Amy, you will be missed for your work at the Office of Historic Alexandria. You are a great researcher. Maybe your next book will be on the history or the Alexandria Sherif's office.
Gayle R. March 09, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Congratulations to Amy & to the Alexandria Sheriff's Office. Dana and his department is very fortunate to have such a long time dedicated and hard working public servant representing them.
Keiko Bullocks crummedy March 09, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Congratulations Amy to the Alexandria Sheriffs Dept
Peyton Jones March 12, 2012 at 09:33 PM
All of your coworkers present and past are very proud of you and know that your high degree of professionalism will AGAIN return to the criminal justice field!! Congratulations and as you know, you've got a terrific boss!

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