Albuquerque Police Department

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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.

Operating as usual

Today Albuquerque Police Officers handed out hot chocolate to people in the community. We hope you have a happy holiday....
12/25/2020

Today Albuquerque Police Officers handed out hot chocolate to people in the community. We hope you have a happy holiday. Enjoy the day and stay safe!

Merry Christmas 🎄APD with the help of many community partners helped make the holidays a little better for youth in Albu...
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas 🎄

APD with the help of many community partners helped make the holidays a little better for youth in Albuquerque by ensuring they received gifts during this time of year.

APD Officers participated in the “Heroes for the Holiday” event with Cottonwood Mall, Dream Big, and @abqfirerescue  . 2...
12/23/2020

APD Officers participated in the “Heroes for the Holiday” event with Cottonwood Mall, Dream Big, and @abqfirerescue .

20 children were selected through the APD IMPRINT program through APS Schools to participate.

APD Southeast Teams partnered with the residents of the Good Samaritan House as well as the County Commissioner to provi...
12/22/2020

APD Southeast Teams partnered with the residents of the Good Samaritan House as well as the County Commissioner to provide families in the Southeast community with Christmas food boxes which included hams. Each team also provided Christmas gifts to those families in need. Merry Christmas to our Southeast families!

APD officers conducted a speeding and racing operation over the weekend resulting the following:64 - Speeding citations ...
12/21/2020

APD officers conducted a speeding and racing operation over the weekend resulting the following:
64 - Speeding citations issued
8 – Racing citations issued
6 – Careless Driving citations issued
26 – Modified Exhaust
73- Misc. citations issued
1 – DWI arrest

12/21/2020
Holiday Home Safety

Here are some tips from our Crime Prevention Specialist to protect your home during the holiday season.
* Close your Blinds in your home
* Lock all doors and set alarm
*Don't leave large boxes outside by your trash
*Call 242-COPS for any suspicious activity near your home

12/20/2020

APD completed its 14th city-wide and most successful Anti-Crime Operation to date. The operation resulted in the arrest of an additional 62 offenders. A total of 612 individuals have been arrested since the start of the operations in August. Officers also recovered 11 firearms and 11 stolen vehicles.

The Anti-Crime Operation was conducted Dec. 14-19, 2020, as a joint operation between the Field Services Bureau, Special Operations Bureau and the Investigative Bureau.

A total of 41 outstanding warrants were cleared, and 39 new felony arrests were made. Additionally, 337 moving citations were issued.

“We continue to see promising results from our Anti-Crime Operations,” said Interim Chief Harold Medina. “I’m incredibly proud of the day in and day out work of the men and woman of APD, taking wanted offenders into custody.”

APD completed its 13th city-wide, Anti-Crime Operation, resulting in the arrest of an additional 42 offenders. A total o...
12/17/2020

APD completed its 13th city-wide, Anti-Crime Operation, resulting in the arrest of an additional 42 offenders. A total of 550 offenders have been arrested since the start of the operations in August. Officers also recovered 10 firearms and 5 stolen vehicles.

The Anti-Crime Operation was conducted Dec. 8-12, 2020, as a joint operation between the Field Services Bureau, Special Operations Bureau and the Investigative Bureau.

A total of 27 outstanding warrants were cleared, and 24 new felony arrests were made. Additionally, 285 moving citations were issued.

12/16/2020
APD Highlights Speeding Operations Targeting Speeding, Racing, and loud Mufflers

The Albuquerque Police Department continues to see promising results from its speeding enforcement blitz.

In the last two weekends, officers issued 73 citations for speeding, 12 for racing and 10 for modified exhaust, better known as loud mufflers. Additionally, there were two citations for careless driving, one for reckless driving and one arrest for driving on a revoked license related to a previous DWI.

APD’s Motors and DWI Units have significantly expanded enforcement to improve safety and quality of life for Albuquerque citizens. Officers are specifically looking for speeders, drag racers and drivers with loud mufflers. In the last two weekends, officers focused enforcement along the Montgomery corridor and in the Central and Unser area.

Since October 9th, officers have issued a total of 728 citations for speeding and 1,563 citations for moving violations. The Montgomery corridor is where officers are seeing the majority of speeders and it’s where all of the speeding citations were issued this past weekend.

Loud mufflers are another issue that continue to be a nuisance to the community, and are in violation of city ordinance. You can visit this link to see video of a driver pulled over this weekend for modified exhaust.

12/16/2020
Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico

Have questions about recruiting or how to apply ? Call a recruiter today! 505-343-5040

Check out APD’s Hiring Event! The Albuquerque Police Recruiting Unit answers questions about the hiring process to joining the Albuquerque Police Department.
***For the full-length video, visit our YouTube channel (Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico)*** https://youtu.be/0V-5CcYs5J8

WE’RE HIRING and want YOU to join ! Call us at 505-343-5040
Apply at apdonline.com

#IfICanYOUcan
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12/15/2020
Cops for Kids 2020

The Albuquerque Police Department and Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers held its 26th annual Cops for Kids event this weekend. 100 families and 157 kids were assisted this holiday season.

Due to Covid, this year’s Cops for Kids event was held in a different way. Usually, officers would pick up the children and take them to stores like Walmart to pick out gifts. However, this year to keep everyone safe, volunteers from Crime Stoppers and APD Chaplains gathered gifts and had them wrapped and ready to go for the officers to pick up.

On Sunday, officers with APD, Corrales Police, BCSO, State Police and APS Police arrived in a drive through type setting and the gifts and meals were placed in their units. The officers then personally drove to the children’s homes to hand deliver the gifts.

This year, Cottonwood Mall provided 20 gifts and Golden Pride made 150 burritos for the children.

APD’s Chaplain Unit donated stuffed animals and Walmart provided turkeys, food baskets and blankets for the families.

Cops for Kids is a philanthropic event held every year to help underprivileged children in our community. Anywhere from 110 to 125 children are selected and paired with an officer. The gifts provided to them are often the only Christmas gifts they’ll receive.

12/14/2020

As temperatures drop, help us prevent auto-theft by not warming up your vehicles in the morning or at night time. Make sure all valuables are hidden or take your belongings inside your home, and don’t leave your vehicle unattended. Have a safe holiday season.

APD school resource officers partnered with Hope Christian Elementary and Middle Schools, Eastern Hills Christian Academ...
12/14/2020

APD school resource officers partnered with Hope Christian Elementary and Middle Schools, Eastern Hills Christian Academy, Alamosa Elementary , and Chamiza Elementary to create ornaments and cards to be delivered to senior nursing/retirement homes and the Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital. Our seniors and children who are stuck in the hospital with limited to no visitors due to COVID are still part of our community. #Together #CommUNITY #onealbuquerque

Officers at the Valley Substation got a special delivery of donuts from Sabbath today. We hope you enjoyed the tour of t...
12/11/2020

Officers at the Valley Substation got a special delivery of donuts from Sabbath today. We hope you enjoyed the tour of the substation and thank you for the delicious treat 🍩

12/10/2020

APD Homicide detectives worked with police in Salt Lake County, Utah, to locate and arrest Cesar Lozano-Chavez, who was wanted for the Aug. 2 murder of Davon Frydrych at Los Altos Skate Park in Northeast Albuquerque.

Homicide detectives had secured an arrest warrant for Lozano-Chavez, now 17, on Aug. 14, 2020, following the incident on Aug. 2 in which he is accused of intentionally driving his car and striking Frydrych. Witnesses said Frydrych broke up a fight at the skate park between Lozano-Chavez and other individuals. Witnesses also said Lozano-Chavez had threatened several individuals with a knife.

As Lozano-Chavez got into his vehicle to leave the skate park, witnesses said he turned around and drove toward Frydrych, hitting him. Frydrych died as a result of his wounds.

Detectives recently learned that Lozano-Chavez had recently been arrested in Utah. They contacted police in Salt Lake County and coordinated the apprehension of Lozano-Chavez on the murder charges in Albuquerque. Police are working to extradite Lozano-Chavez to Albuquerque where he will be booked on an open count of murder and four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

We know there were concerns about individuals who vandalized and took a mysterious monolith that popped up off I-25 in r...
12/09/2020

We know there were concerns about individuals who vandalized and took a mysterious monolith that popped up off I-25 in recent days. Our officers successfully located the structure this afternoon, and it has been transported to the crime lab as evidence.

12/08/2020

APD would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season this year. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
1. Park in a well lit area
2. Remove all items of value from your vehicle
3. Lock your vehicle

Interim APD Chief Harold Medina announced the appointment of David Walker, a former law enforcement officer and current ...
12/04/2020

Interim APD Chief Harold Medina announced the appointment of David Walker, a former law enforcement officer and current Pastor, to serve as a key liaison between the department and community on a range of issues including DOJ reform.

Pastor Walker, who presides over the Antioch Baptist Church in Albuquerque, will be APD’s community outreach liaison. He will share information about the department’s progress on several initiatives, including the Court-Approved Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Community policing requires constant engagement with a broad range of organizations and residents who have a stake in everything we do at APD,” Chief Medina said. “We started down this path when James Lewis served a similar role at the start of the administration. I am a big believer in partnerships, and I need someone like Mr. Walker to help us build bridges with the diverse communities we serve.”

Walker will help represent the city at meetings with the Civilian Police Oversight Board, Community Policing Councils, and other parties to the DOJ settlement. He will also attend community meetings with faith-based groups, neighborhood groups and other diverse community members.

Walker will meet regularly with Chief Medina about issues raised during the meetings, hearings and other events he attends.

“This is a pivotal moment for our reform and community engagement efforts, and Pastor Walker will play an important role in that work,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “His unique background as both a former law enforcement officer and as a current faith leader makes him the right person to serve in this important role with APD, held previously by James Lewis.
David will help the department face its unique challenges, and engage deeply with our community calling for change.”

Walker is a native New Mexican from Hobbs. He left New Mexico for some time while he worked as a deputy with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office in Wichita Kansas.

Walker served on the force for nine years working patrol and crime prevention. He was later promoted to investigations. He then decided to move back to Albuquerque where he became a Pastor and has since resided for the last 21 years.

“This is an opportunity to help build trust and confidence between the Albuquerque Police Department and the community,” said Pastor David walker.
His first day will be December 4, when he attends a key court hearing related to the Settlement Agreement.

In this city, we step up for our family, our neighbors, our community. From volunteering, to supporting the causes we be...
12/03/2020

In this city, we step up for our family, our neighbors, our community. From volunteering, to supporting the causes we believe in, to serving in ways that keep our neighbors safe, we can all make a positive impact.

Choose One thing and do it.

Learn more at chooseone.us.

#Onealbuqueruqe #chooseoneabq

Drawing Contest! Crime Stoppers is now asking our state's children to submit their drawing showing what they think of wh...
12/02/2020

Drawing Contest!

Crime Stoppers is now asking our state's children to submit their drawing showing what they think of when picturing Crime Stoppers "Cops for Kids".

Submissions will be accepted from children of all ages. Prizes will be awarded for the best pictures. One to two pictures will appear in the upcoming coloring book.

Please include the child's name, grade, school and phone number. Submissions can be sent to: [email protected] or mailed to Crime Stoppers, Attn: Sonya Marquez, P.O. Box 3457 Albuquerque, NM 87109.

The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. December 11, 2020

*****Drawing Contest****

Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers is partnering with New Mexico State Police in creating a coloring book. New Mexico State Police recently challenged our state's children to draw and color a picture showing what they think of when picturing the New Mexico State Police.

Crime Stoppers is now asking our state's children to submit their drawing showing what they think of when picturing Crime Stoppers "Cops for Kids".

Submissions will be accepted from children of all ages. Prizes will be awarded for the best pictures. One to two pictures will appear in the upcoming coloring book.

Please include the child's name, grade, school and phone number. Submissions can be sent to: [email protected] or mailed to Crime Stoppers, Attn: Sonya Marquez, P.O. Box 3457 Albuquerque, NM 87109.

The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. December 11, 2020

Snow ❄️ in Albuquerque this morning. Please slow down and use caution when on the roads ⚠️
12/02/2020

Snow ❄️ in Albuquerque this morning. Please slow down and use caution when on the roads ⚠️

11/30/2020
Save Jane: Cyber Safety

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 contribute to creating safe environments for all the children within our community.
Report child abuse by dialing #SAFE from a cell phone or by calling 1-855-333-7233.
https://youtu.be/g6Z11cKystQ

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...

11/30/2020

APD completed its 11th city-wide, Anti-Crime Operation, resulting in the arrest of an additional 38 offenders. A total of 450 offenders have been arrested since the start of the operations in August. Officers also recovered 2 firearms and 4 stolen vehicles.

The Anti-Crime Operation was conducted Nov. 21-27, 2020, as a joint operation between the Field Services Bureau and the Investigative Bureau.

A total of 45 outstanding warrants were cleared, and 13 new felony arrests were made. Two people received citations, rather than arrests, for minor misdemeanor offenses. APD is working with the Metro Detention Center to reduce the number of arrests for minor misdemeanor offenses as a result of recent increases in COVID cases.

Felony Warrants Cleared: 32
New Felony Arrests: 13
Misdemeanor Warrants Cleared: 13
New Misdemeanor Arrests: 3
Misdemeanor Citations: 2
Moving Citations: 11
Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 4
Firearms Recovered: 2

Field Services Bureau:
FH PRT: 1 Felony Warrant / 2 Misdemeanor Warrants
NW PRT: Thanksgiving Meals Distribution
NE PRT: 1 Felony Warrant
SE PRT: 16 Felony Warrants / 7 Felony Arrests / 6 Misdemeanor Warrant / 1 Misdemeanor Arrest / 3 Moving Citations / 1 Stolen Vehicle Recovered
SW PRT: 3 Felony Warrants / 1 Misdemeanor Citation / 8 Moving Citations
Downtown PRT: 2 Felony Warrants / 1 Felony Arrest / 2 Misdemeanor Warrants / 2 Misdemeanor Arrest / 1 Misdemeanor Summons

Investigative Bureau:
Auto Theft: 1 Felony Warrant / 2 Felony Arrest / 2 Stolen Vehicle Recovered / 1 Firearm Seized
Street Crimes: 7 Felony Warrants / 3 Felony Arrests / 1 Stolen Vehicle Recovered / 1 Firearm Seized
Central Impact: 1 Felony Warrant / 3 Misdemeanor Warrant

APD officers have seen an increase of presence at shopping centers. Please remember that the Public Health Order is stil...
11/27/2020

APD officers have seen an increase of presence at shopping centers. Please remember that the Public Health Order is still in place. Maintain social distancing and please wear your mask. Thank you for helping us keep ABQ safe.

Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 APD with Black New Mexico Movement and NM National Guard delivered 35 food boxes filled with Thanks...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving 🍁
APD with Black New Mexico Movement and NM National Guard delivered 35 food boxes filled with Thanksgiving foods to UNMH to support our nurses on the front line of medical field.

On Monday, APD Officers DeBuck and Shelden handed out Thanksgiving dinners to families in need at Highland High School. ...
11/26/2020

On Monday, APD Officers DeBuck and Shelden handed out Thanksgiving dinners to families in need at Highland High School. These dinner boxes were made possible by the generous donations and love from Stand True for Blue and by Costco.

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