Albuquerque Police Department

Albuquerque Police Department This is The Official page of the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). [http://cabq.gov/police/] This account is not monitored 24/7.

Please call 911 in an emergency. Terms of Use: https://www.cabq.gov/police/apd-social-media-terms-of-use Mission Statement: "The mission of the Albuquerque Police Department is to preserve the peace and protect our community through community oriented policing, with fairness, integrity, pride and respect." The men and women of the Albuquerque Police Department are honored to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Albuquerque and host this interactive web page. Having had a history of serving the Albuquerque Community for over 125 years we strive for excellence in meeting the needs of our residents and visitors alike by creating a safe and friendly community. The Albuquerque Police Department is made up of a unique and diverse workforce consisting of over 1560 employees. With an authorized sworn strength of 1000 officers, the APD responds to over 42,000 calls for service on a monthly basis. We are proud of the way in which we interact with the community in our continuing collaborative problem solving efforts. In a concerted effort to be transparent with the community, we strive for excellence in providing all of the requirements necessary from a full service modern police department. We listen to our community and we respond. One of the resources used by the administration of the Police Department is our Community Policing Councils. Learn More: https://www.cabq.gov/police/community-policing-council.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Today #APD joined Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center for their annual dome...
10/06/2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Today #APD joined Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center for their annual domestic violence awareness campaign. Officers tied purple ribbons to surrounding trees as a visual representation and reminder to raise awareness for domestic violence.
If you or someone you know is experiencing relationship violence, know that there is help available. Recognize it. Report it. Prevent it.
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.
Don’t stay silent. It’s time to speak up.
#domesticviolenceawarenessmonth #APDisABQ #OneAlbuquerque
City of ABQ Hotline: 505-248-3165

Former APD Commander returns as Interim Deputy Chief The Albuquerque Police Department welcomes former Commander Donovan...
10/06/2020

Former APD Commander returns as Interim Deputy Chief

The Albuquerque Police Department welcomes former Commander Donovan Ray Olvera, Sr. back to the department as Interim Deputy Chief of the Field Services Bureau.

Olvera will oversee most of APD’s uniform officers, including nearly 550 patrol officers and supervisors in the department’s six area commands. Olvera served as an area commander for 5 years.

Olvera, a native of El Paso, Texas, first joined APD in 1999. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Wayland Baptist University and graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2015.

Olvera has an extensive background with APD. He formerly served as the Northwest Area Commander and at different times in his career served as a Field Services Patrolman, DWI Officer, Narcotics Unit Detective, Property Crimes Division Sergeant, Field Services Division Sergeant, Crisis Intervention Team Division Lieutenant, Criminal Investigations Commander and Valley Area Commander.

Olvera is trained in several specialized law enforcement areas, including DWI, narcotics, crisis intervention, and forensics.

APD Arrests 51 Offenders in 5th Anti-Crime OperationOperation Results in 10 firearms recovered APD completed its fifth c...
10/05/2020

APD Arrests 51 Offenders in 5th Anti-Crime Operation
Operation Results in 10 firearms recovered

APD completed its fifth city-wide, Anti-Crime Operation, resulting in the arrest of an additional 51 offenders. A total of 202 offenders have been arrested since the start of the operations in August.

APD partnered with the state Office of Superintendent of Insurance Criminal Division and federal law enforcement partners on the operation conducted Tuesday, Sept. 29, through Thursday, Oct. 1. The operation resulted in:
· 51 total arrests
· 33 new felony arrests
· 5 stolen vehicle recoveries
· 60 outstanding warrants were cleared
· 10 firearms were recovered
· 131 traffic citations

10/02/2020

Balloon Fall Fest 2020
Starting this weekend, the 3rd through the 11th, the City of Albuquerque is hosting multiple hot air balloon events around the metro area.
APD wants to keep you safe during the first balloon event of its kind. Here’s what you need to know if you plan to view the balloons...
Morning launches at city parks will be closed to the public. APD will be on sight for security and traffic control to allow balloon crews and city staff into the parks.
The parks will be closed from 5AM to 10AM. If you frequently visit the parks please check out one of the city’s other beautiful parks.
For more information visit the cabq.gov website.

We do not own rights to the balloon footage video.

Today, APD received a sweet message from a young member of our community. We appreciate your support! 🦖🦈🚔
10/01/2020

Today, APD received a sweet message from a young member of our community. We appreciate your support! 🦖🦈🚔

NEVER FORGETOfficer Richard ArmijoEnd of Watch Tuesday, September 30, 1958Officer Armijo was killed in a motorcycle acci...
09/30/2020

NEVER FORGET
Officer Richard Armijo
End of Watch Tuesday, September 30, 1958
Officer Armijo was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Second Street and Coal Avenue.
Officer Armijo had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife and three daughters.

Join the Recruiting Unit tomorrow for a live Q&A on how to apply with APD. Guest speaker from backgrounds will be on to ...
09/28/2020

Join the Recruiting Unit tomorrow for a live Q&A on how to apply with APD. Guest speaker from backgrounds will be on to answer your questions about the backgrounds process.

Tomorrow at 5:30pm MT, Join us on Facebook Live or on Zoom for a hiring seminar. We will be featuring our guest speaker, Background Detective Russ Alberti. Register at the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HzniCgXiRZue53Y3yDpD_Q

09/28/2020

APD completed its fourth city-wide, Anti-Crime Operation, resulting in the arrest of 151 offenders since Aug. 19.

The most recent operation was conducted Wednesday, Sept. 23, through Friday, Sept. 25. A total of 36 offenders were booked into the Metro Detention Center. The majority of the 36 offenders booked into jail these last three days have a criminal history for gun violence and property crimes.

Officers and detectives cleared 53 felony warrants; made 20 felony arrests; recovered 9 stolen vehicles; recovered 9 firearms; and issued 183 citations.

“We continue to make quality arrests throughout the city,” APD Chief Harold Medina said. “We want repeat offenders to know that we are not slowing down, and we are covering the entire city to drive down crime.”

Officers and detectives from throughout the department participated in the operation. Below are results from each unit:

· NW PRT: 1 Felony Arrest / 2 Felony Warrant
· FH PRT: 4 Felony Warrants / 5 Felony Arrest / 2 Misdemeanor Arrest / 4 Misdemeanor Warrant
· SW PRT: 3 Felony Warrants / 1 Felony Arrest/ 1 Misdemeanor Arrest/ 1 Stolen Vehicle
· SE PRT: 2 Felony Arrest / 9 Felony Warrant /
· NE PRT: 1 Felony Arrest / 10 Felony Warrant / 4 Misdemeanor Warrants
· Downtown PRT: 1 Felony Warrant / 1 Felony Arrest /
· Auto Theft and Street Crimes: 3 Felony Warrants / 3 Felony Arrest / 6 Stolen Vehicle
· Tactical: 7 Felony Warrant/ 1 Felony Arrests/ 4 Misdemeanor Arrest/ 1 stolen vehicle / 29 Citations
· Eastside Impact Taskforce: 2 Felony Warrant / 1 Felony Arrest / 1 Stolen Vehicle
· Westside Impact Taskforce: 5 Felony Warrant /
· Central Impact Taskforce: 2 Felony Warrant / 1 Misdemeanor Warrant /
· Traffic: 154 Citations
· Gangs: 4 Felony Warrants / 3 Felony Arrests/ 8 Firearm Recovered
· SED TFO’s 1 Felony arrest/ 1 Firearms Recovered

Downtown Officer Josh Harris speaks with an individual about services that she could get into for treatment and to get o...
09/24/2020

Downtown Officer Josh Harris speaks with an individual about services that she could get into for treatment and to get off the street.

Headed out for a hike? Here are some things to keep in mind:- Hike with someone - Pack food and water- Pack clothing for...
09/21/2020

Headed out for a hike?
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Hike with someone
- Pack food and water
- Pack clothing for changing temperatures
- Pack whistle if phone may lose service
- Stay on the trail

APD’s Gun Violence Reduction Unit tracked down and arrested Jeremy Santos as part of this week’s citywide Anti-Crime Ope...
09/18/2020

APD’s Gun Violence Reduction Unit tracked down and arrested Jeremy Santos as part of this week’s citywide Anti-Crime Operation. Santos was highlighted during a meeting with law enforcement partners on gun violence. He was apprehended later that night.
The Anti Crime Operation resulted in 56 offenders being arrested and booked into MDC. A total of 45 warrants were cleared. 30 new felony arrest. 3 Stolen vehicles were recovered and 3 firearms were recovered.

APD Southeast Problem Response Team (PRT) have taken a new approach to the decrease in gun violence and crime in the SE ...
09/18/2020

APD Southeast Problem Response Team (PRT) have taken a new approach to the decrease in gun violence and crime in the SE Area Command. In addition PRT officers have partnered with Endorphin Power Company (Nonprofit) to locate and provide our homeless population with lunches and resources. #WeekInReview

APD Cold Case Detectives are requesting assistance with information about a 1986 homicide case.On August 27, 1986 at abo...
09/17/2020

APD Cold Case Detectives are requesting assistance with information about a 1986 homicide case.

On August 27, 1986 at about 2:00 am, police were called out to the area of I-25 and Jefferson in reference to a Hit and Run accident to a pedestrian. According to witnesses it appeared that the victim was running from someone and was deliberately hit by a vehicle that fled the scene.

The victim was later identified as 22-year-old Selin Alderete and was known to be staying at halfway house in the area. The State facility was called Casa Ayuda.

Detectives believe that there were suspicious circumstances surrounding Selin’s death and are asking anyone that may have known her to reach out to police. They are also looking for anyone that may have been a resident of Casa Ayuda or employed there at the time of Selin’s death.

If anyone has information they are asked to call APD Cold case detectives at (505) 768-2464 or submit anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers (505) 843-STOP or P3tips.com.

APD Downtown Problem Response Team (PRT) Officers assist crews with Block by Block’s clean up. We are all in this #TOGET...
09/15/2020

APD Downtown Problem Response Team (PRT) Officers assist crews with Block by Block’s clean up. We are all in this #TOGETHER

09/14/2020
September is Suicide Awareness Month

September is Suicide Awareness Month, the officers of the Albuquerque Police Department care about the community and want to share resources the public can access to help themselves and their loved ones.
AGORA Crisis Center: Crisis Center call (505) 277-3013
NM Crisis and Access Line: www.nmcrisisline.com 1(855) NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474)
UNM Psychiatric Center: (505) 272-2800
New Mexico Statewide Crisis Line: 1-866-HELP-1-NM (1-866-435-7166)
USA National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
USA National Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

APD Homicide detectives filed murder charges today against Izaiah Garcia who is accused of fatally shooting Cayla Campos...
09/12/2020

APD Homicide detectives filed murder charges today against Izaiah Garcia who is accused of fatally shooting Cayla Campos on Oct. 18, 2019. Campos was shot after she and her boyfriend drove up on a robbery at Bianchetti Park while playing Pokemon Go.

Today Albuquerque Police and Albuquerque Fire Rescue along with Mayor Tim Keller and other city officials gathered for a...
09/11/2020

Today Albuquerque Police and Albuquerque Fire Rescue along with Mayor Tim Keller and other city officials gathered for a virtual ceremony to honor the lives lost on September 11 and to the brave men and servicewomen who made the ultimate sacrifice.
#neverforget911

On September 8th and 9th, the Field Services Bureau, Investigative Bureau, the Special Operations Bureau, with the assis...
09/11/2020

On September 8th and 9th, the Field Services Bureau, Investigative Bureau, the Special Operations Bureau, with the assistance of the Real Time Crime Center conducted Anti-Crime operations city wide in high crime areas.

The operation resulted in the following:
16 Felony Warrant arrests
12 misdemeanor warrant arrests
13 new felony arrests
13 new misdemeanor arrests
5 firearms recovered
1 stolen vehicle recovered
258 citations

Never Forget
09/11/2020

Never Forget

#NeverForgetOfficer Philip Chacon was shot and killed after responding to an armed robbery at a shoe store on Wednesday,...
09/10/2020

#NeverForget
Officer Philip Chacon was shot and killed after responding to an armed robbery at a shoe store on Wednesday, September 10, 1980.
Officer Chacon had served with the Albuquerque Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

We want to thank Albuquerque Police Chief Michael Geier for his dedicated service to the Albuquerque Police Department a...
09/10/2020

We want to thank Albuquerque Police Chief Michael Geier for his dedicated service to the Albuquerque Police Department and the residents of Albuquerque. We wish you the best in your retirement.

“It has been an honor to lead the Albuquerque Police Department over the last three years,” said Chief Michael Geier. “After 47 years in law enforcement, it’s time to pass the baton. Our transition plan aims to set the stage for the next phase of the Department’s effort to make Albuquerque safer for us all. I want to thank every police officer who shows such an incredible commitment to our city, and will be praying for you to stay safe and successful in your service.”

Chief Geier has served as APD Chief of Police since December 2017. He helped bring in a new leadership team, took on a major restructuring of the Department, revamped the use of force training and policies, hired more officers, and established innovative career and development paths in the Department. Prior to joining APD, Geier worked for over 43 years in law enforcement, including as Chief of Police of the Rio Rancho Police Department.

See the full press release:
https://www.cabq.gov/mayor/news/chief-michael-geier-set-to-retire

09/09/2020
APD DIVRT Unit

A new APD team is collecting video evidence, saving crucial time for detectives as they investigate crimes. The initiative is helping detectives take advantage of the growing number people who have surveillance video for security for their homes and businesses.

The Digital Image and Video Recovery Team (DIVRT) has received 400 requests for video evidence since the January launch of the program.

“Most home and business owners want to help us with video evidence,” said APD Deputy Chief Art Gonzalez. “This team makes it easier and more efficient to gather that video evidence, and ultimately helps us make arrests.”

The team includes three technicians with a combined 60 years’ law enforcement experience. They are called in when investigations are underway, traveling to businesses and residences to find surveillance video.

“There’s nothing more convincing when you can play a copy of a surveillance video clip and on video show a judge or a jury show them on video what exactly you’re portraying to them verbally,” said Greg Toya, a DIVRT Tech.

Additionally, APD uses a program called the Security Camera Analytical Network or SCAN, which maps the location of security cameras across Bernalillo County. Both law enforcement and prosecutors can use SCAN to identify security cameras near crime scenes, connecting criminals to one another and to crimes.

If you have a security camera system at your home or business, we encourage you to sign up for SCAN. You can sign up at www.cabq.gov/scan.

APD Open Space Unit Helps Rescue Women on La Luz Trail APD’s Open Space Unit worked with the Bernalillo County Fire Depa...
08/31/2020

APD Open Space Unit Helps Rescue Women on La Luz Trail

APD’s Open Space Unit worked with the Bernalillo County Fire Department and New Mexico State Police overnight to rescue two women who were lost on La Luz Trail.

The two women, ages 29 and 59, were lost about 3 miles down the trail. They did not have lights, food, rain gear, or water. The weather was 50 degrees and raining. Open space officers immediately responded and hiked through the rain to the area of the phone GPS. They located the women with a couple who stumbled upon them. The couple had given them some supplies and helped them continue up the trail. Officers also provided warm clothing, food and water to them. They helped the two women up the trail until one could no longer walk.

Officers hiked with one woman to the top and set up a small camp and fire to wait for more resources. BCFD arrived with a wildnerness litter and loaded her up and continue hiking her up the mountain. The first female was hiked out to the Tram where she was treated by medical personnel. BCFD and APD continued hiking the other female up the trail and carried her through some very rugged terrain. State Police Search and Rescue was called to assist with teams to get her safely to the top for the last rugged ¼ mile.

Week in Review:These numbers are from the recent 2 week total of combined stats for the APD Traffic Division and do not ...
08/28/2020

Week in Review:
These numbers are from the recent 2 week total of combined stats for the APD Traffic Division and do not represent the total numbers department wide.

Have Questions about applying with the Albuquerque Police Department? Follow our APD Recruiting page for information on ...
08/28/2020

Have Questions about applying with the Albuquerque Police Department? Follow our APD Recruiting page for information on how to apply and meet our recruiters!

Police work is quite a ride 😀🐴APD is HIRING !!! #IfICanYOUcan
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Call us at 343-5040
Apply at apdonline.com

08/27/2020
Save Jane

The Albuquerque Police Department is launching its Save Jane Website, raising awareness about child abuse in our city.

Within Bernalillo County, more than 14,000 reports of child abuse and neglect were made in 2019. The Save Jane program which originated in Dallas, pays tribute to the children who have been abused and keeps their identities anonymous as Jane and John Doe.

APD has partnered with United Way of Central New Mexico and the Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center to bring Save Jane to the metro. Through the new Save Jane website, https://www.cabq.gov/police/community-involvement-education/save-jane , the public can learn, donate, and volunteer to help stop child abuse.

Every three weeks a video will be released on the website, recognizing the lives lost to child abuse in Albuquerque. It is our mission to help keep children safe, educate the community, and provide resources.

Please help us become a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. If you witness any form of child abuse dial #SAFE from any cell phone, or 242-COPS if it is not an emergency.

https://youtu.be/NLyAuNlQ-Ag

Over 14,000 children were reported abused within Bernalillo County in 2019. One person's stance against child abuse has a rippling effect. Each of us can con...

08/24/2020

APD Conducts Citywide, Proactive-Policing Operation

The Albuquerque Police Department wrapped up a citywide, proactive-policing operation on Friday that targeted drivers of crime.

The department-wide effort included officers and detectives from multiple bureaus who went after repeat offenders and saturated violent crime hot spots identified throughout the city.

The 3-day operation had the following results:
· 72 warrants cleared
· 33 new arrests
· 284 traffic citations
· 5 stolen vehicles recovered.

“We designed this operation to look for specific offenders throughout the city, while allowing officers and detectives from several units to engage in proactive policing,” APD Chief Mike Geier said. “This approach led to the arrest of five offenders on no-bond holds who will stay in jail, as well as dozens of additional arrests we wouldn’t have otherwise made.”

In one instance, a Downtown Proactive Response Team officer was working the tac plan when he noticed a suspicious person going in and out of a vehicle. After running the license plate, the officer realized it was a stolen vehicle. The officer conducted a traffic stop and took the suspect into custody.

Another PRT team in the Southeast responded to assist with the stabbing of a couple in Nob Hill. The PRT team with the assistance of a field officer were able to successfully take the suspect into custody and he is being held without bond.

In addition to getting violent crime offenders off the streets, the APD Traffic Division, Open Space and the Horse Mounted Unit worked in conjunction with PRT teams to conduct high visibility violent crime reduction enforcement in violent crime areas.

Another team working the three-day operation arrested a homicide offender.

The goal of this three-day operation was to help proactively reduce crime in Albuquerque, focusing resources on current drivers of crime.

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