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When the Alexandria Police Department moves into its new facility next year, it'll be busy - if the current trends in crime continue.


Police officers responded to 15,447 calls for service in 2009, according to an annual report that Chief Rick Wyffels presented to the Alexandria City Council recently.

Types of calls included:

•255 domestic violence incidents.

•719 car accidents.

•65 burglaries.

•70 assaults.

•113 felony arrests.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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