Albuquerque Police Department

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"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

Letters were sent to the Horse Mounted Unit from students at Hodgins Elementary. The Horse Mounted Unit participates in ...
03/16/2021

Letters were sent to the Horse Mounted Unit from students at Hodgins Elementary. The Horse Mounted Unit participates in APD’s IMPRINT program, which is a program that provides positive engagement between elementary school students and APD.

03/14/2021
Mayor Tim Keller

Mayor Tim Keller

LIVE NOW: Join in and watch Mayor Tim Keller's Virtual 2021 State of the City Address: Uncharted Territory

03/12/2021

Do you have questions for APD and Chief Medina? Let us know, and the Chief will respond next week.

03/12/2021

APD completed its 25th city-wide Anti-Crime Operation. The operation resulted in the arrest of an additional 66 offenders, bringing the total number of individuals arrested to 1,188 since the operations began in August.

The Anti-Crime Operation was conducted March 2, 2021, through March 6, 2021. Officers and detectives from the Field Services Bureau, Investigative Bureau and Special Operations Bureau were all involved in this initiative.

A total of 58 outstanding warrants were cleared, and 33 new felony arrests were made. 378 moving citations were issued, 9 stolen firearms were recovered along with 8 stolen vehicles.

Felony Warrants Cleared: 37
New Felony Arrests: 33
Misdemeanor Warrants Cleared: 21
New Misdemeanor Arrests: 12
Misdemeanor Citations: 1
Moving Citations: 378
Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 8
Firearms Recovered: 9

This morning Chief Medina and Mayor Tim Keller joined APD Class #123 for the Chief’s Run. We look forward to graduation ...
03/10/2021

This morning Chief Medina and Mayor Tim Keller joined APD Class #123 for the Chief’s Run. We look forward to graduation next week!

Meet APD Chief of Police Harold Medina and Interim Superintendent of Police Reform Sylvester Stanley.Today, Mayor Tim Ke...
03/08/2021

Meet APD Chief of Police Harold Medina and Interim Superintendent of Police Reform Sylvester Stanley.

Today, Mayor Tim Keller named two new top leadership positions for the Albuquerque Police Department. Chief of Police Harold Medina will focus on core crime fighting activities, recruiting police officers and building morale. Medina is the first Hispanic American to be named Police Chief in Albuquerque since 2001. Four-time former Police Chief Sylvester Stanley is also appointed as interim Superintendent of Police Reform in addition to the position of Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) reporting directly to the City’s Chief Administrative Officer Sarita Nair. Police Reform Superintendent Stanley will be responsible for key pieces of the reform effort: Managing police academy operations including DOJ requirements related to training, and two internal affairs divisions including matters of discipline and use of force review.

03/08/2021
Mayor Tim Keller

New announcement for APD leadership

Mayor Tim Keller will hold a media briefing to announce new leadership for APD.

Albuquerque Police Recruiting Unit
03/08/2021

Albuquerque Police Recruiting Unit

The Recruiting Unit would like to thank and honor the women of the Albuquerque Police Department in celebration of International Women’s Day!!

Be your best self and join the best agency in New Mexico! 😀

Call us at 505-343-5040
Apply at apdonline.com

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We want to thank the women of the Albuquerque Police Department on this #InternationalWomensDay , and everyday for their...
03/08/2021

We want to thank the women of the Albuquerque Police Department on this #InternationalWomensDay , and everyday for their service and collective excellence to our community!

03/05/2021
Albuquerque Police Recruiting Unit

Prisoner Transport Unit is Hiring for Transport Officers!! Please call (505)924-8354 for info on how to apply!

PTU Hiring for transport officers.

03/05/2021

APD Arrests Teen for Double Murder

APD Homicide detectives identified and charged 15-year-old Josef Toney for the murder of two women and the shooting of a man at an apartment complex on Montgomery Blvd. in January.

Homicide detectives allege that Toney showed up at the Aztec Village Apartments, 4321 Montgomery Blvd NE on the night of Jan. 27, 2021. Witnesses said Toney shot two women, later identified as Aerial Mallam, 21, and Jessica Casaus Lucero, 31. Both women died at the scene.

Toney is also accused of shooting a third individual, Stephen Mitchell, three times, as Toney fled the apartment. Mitchell survived his wounds.

Toney traded gun fire with a fourth individual as he tried to take a vehicle. Toney was shot, but survived his wounds and fled the scene on foot.

An arrest warrant was filed in court today. Toney is being charged with two open counts of murder, armed robbery, two counts of aggravated battery, child abuse, and tampering with evidence.

03/03/2021
Save Jane

Each of us can contribute to creating safe environments for all the children within our community.
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.
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Starting March 3, 2021, APD Records will be open with these guidelines:-  You must wear a mask when entering APD records...
03/03/2021

Starting March 3, 2021, APD Records will be open with these guidelines:
- You must wear a mask when entering APD records lobby.
- There will only be three people allowed at a time in the records lobby as it is a small area.
- You can request an APD police report in person or through the phone @ (505) 768-2020
- If you request a report via telephone, you will be prompted to send in your payment before receiving the requested report. The cost is $.50 per page
- When requesting a report in person, we only accept cash. We cannot take bills larger than $20.
- Blotter- the blotter will be available between the hours of 9am – 11am. Only one person at a time can view it. There is a time limit of 15 minutes to view the blotter for each person.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

03/01/2021

APD arrests 59 offenders in 24th Anti-Crime Operation

Operation results in 383 moving citations, 11 firearms, and 9 stolen vehicles recovered

APD completed its 24th city-wide Anti-Crime Operation. The operation resulted in the arrest of an additional 59 offenders, bringing the total number of individuals arrested to 1,122 since the operations began in August.

The Anti-Crime Operation was conducted February 22, 2021, through February 27, 2021. Officers and detectives from the Field Services Bureau, Investigative Bureau and Special Operations Bureau were all involved in this initiative.

A total of 40 outstanding warrants were cleared, and 25 new felony arrests were made. 383 moving citations were issued, 11 stolen firearms were recovered along with 9 stolen vehicles.

Felony Warrants Cleared: 40
New Felony Arrests: 25
Misdemeanor Warrants Cleared: 23
New Misdemeanor Arrests: 9
Misdemeanor Citations:
Moving Citations: 383
Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 9
Firearms Recovered: 11

APD to join Community Partners in a Virtual Town Hall on Race Relations tonight at 6:00 pm. The Town Hall will be stream...
02/25/2021

APD to join Community Partners in a Virtual Town Hall on Race Relations tonight at 6:00 pm. The Town Hall will be streamed live on APD page.

APD Interim Chief Harold Medina and several officers will join community partners on Thursday for a virtual town hall to bridge the relationship gap with law enforcement through effective communication.

APD was invited to participate alongside representatives of Black New Mexico Movement, Sankofa Men’s Leadership Exchange, and Burque Against Racism.

Mayor Tim Keller, Michelle Melendez, Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and APD’s Community Outreach Liaison Pastor David Walker will also join the conversation.

APD Releases 2020 Crime Stats: 7% Decline for Second Straight Year Property Crime Continues to Go Down, Violent Crime Up...
02/24/2021

APD Releases 2020 Crime Stats: 7% Decline for Second Straight Year

Property Crime Continues to Go Down, Violent Crime Up Slightly

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque Police Department released preliminary crime stats for 2020 that show a second straight year with a 7% decrease in overall crime. The continued drop in property crime, which accounts for most crime in Albuquerque, represents a 13% decrease in crime since 2018.

The presentation can be found on APD’s web site.
https://www.cabq.gov/police/crime-statistics

Overall, APD reported the following overall crime comparisons:
2018: 75,538
2019: 70,223
2020: 65,503

“We have more work to do, but this trend is encouraging because we continue to cut property crime,” Interim APD Chief Harold Medina said. “We’ve had 11,000 fewer property crimes since 2018, and those are the crimes that most people experience.

“The crime stats for violent crime, while not as dire as most big cities experienced in 2020, reveal the challenges we face with gun crimes and shootings. We took more guns off the streets, but we’re fighting an uphill battle. We need everyone, including the public, to help us prevent gun violence.”

The United States experienced the largest one-year increase in homicides in 2020, according to news reports. Much of that increase has been attributed to gun violence. In Albuquerque, homicides increased in recent years, but were down 5% in 2020.

APD is publicly releasing its crime stats using the same methodology the FBI will be requiring of all police departments in the nation. This is the third year APD is using the National Incident-Based Reporting System, known as NIBRS.

The FBI is requiring the use of NIBRS, rather than the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) data. The NIBRS data provides a broader range of crimes and all crimes involved in an incident. The old system only required the highest reported crime for each incident.

Because the NIBRS format is so different than UCR, the 2020 stats can only be compared to stats in 2019 and 2018. All crime stats from prior years are not comparable.

Below are comparisons for the past three years based on three major categories:
Crimes Against Property, such as robbery, bribery, and burglary is to obtain money, property, or some other benefit.
Crimes Against Persons, such as murder, rape and assault, are those offenses whose victims are always individuals.
Crimes Against Society, such as animal cruelty, drug violations, gambling and prostitution, represent society’s prohibition against engaging in certain types of activity.

More details about NIBRS can be found on the FBI web site.

All APD substations are back to normal hours. Mini-substations in Old Town and Nob Hill area will have extended hours. S...
02/23/2021

All APD substations are back to normal hours. Mini-substations in Old Town and Nob Hill area will have extended hours.

Southwest Substation- 8:00am-5:00pm M-F
Valley Substation- 8:00am-5:00pm M-F
Valley ATC sub- 8:00am-5:00pm M-F
Valley Old Town (extending hours)-
8:00am-5:00pm M-Th
8:00am-8:00pm Fr
12:00pm-8:00pm Sa-Sun
Southeast Substation -8:00am-5:00pm M-F
Southeast Tri-sub (extending hours) –
8:00am-5:00pm M-Th
8:00am-9:00pm Fr
9:00am-9:00pm Sa
9:00am-6:00pm Sun
Northeast Substation –8:00am-5:00pm M-F
Northwest Substation – 8:00am-5:00pm M-F
Foothills Substation – 8:00am-5:00pm M-F

02/23/2021

Mounted officers were in the area of Coors/Iliff when they assisted officers apprehending wanted fugitive Matthew Martinez. As the suspect saw officers approaching he attempted to grab his bicycle and flee, but when the mounted officers approached, the suspect instantly surrendered. Martinez was arrested for three felony warrants.

Interested in a career at APD? Join our recruiting team for our next virtual hiring event on March 4!
02/20/2021

Interested in a career at APD? Join our recruiting team for our next virtual hiring event on March 4!

Starting on March 4th at 11:00 am, join us LIVE for our next hiring event!!
😃 We'll be on Facebook Live and Zoom. Register through Zoom by using the provided link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I2w3si_BQFmwRsZzESPl1w

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02/20/2021

Albuquerque Police arrested a suspect and charged him for multiple armed robberies that occurred over the past several days.

Detectives arrested John Withers, 19, on Thursday at the Econo Lodge on Central Avenue and charged him with Robbery with a Deadly Weapon and Assault with intent to Commit a Violent Felony.

Witnesses were able to identify Withers as the offender after the most recent robbery, which occurred at the Circle K located at 12600 Central Avenue S.E. He came back to this location on several occasions threatening the store clerk with a gun and demanding money and cigarettes. When leaving the location, Withers discharged his firearm.

Withers was a focus of discussion during APD’s Duke City Stats meeting and was identified as being high priority. Thanks to these valuable conversations, robbery detectives did a tremendous job in investigating these crimes and locating the suspect.

Withers is suspected of several other armed robberies, which remain under investigation. He is currently in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Congratulations! The following officers were promoted to Sergeant on February 13th.Sgt. BrownSgt. DaniusSgt. DragerSgt. ...
02/19/2021

Congratulations!
The following officers were promoted to Sergeant on February 13th.
Sgt. Brown
Sgt. Danius
Sgt. Drager
Sgt. Groff
Sgt. Hennig
Sgt. Herpolsheimer
Sgt. Herrera
Sgt. Stephan Jochum
Sgt. Sprague

APD Community Engagement Unit (CEU) partnered with Hope Elementary Christian School students with the creation of Valent...
02/18/2021

APD Community Engagement Unit (CEU) partnered with Hope Elementary Christian School students with the creation of Valentines Cards. Positive messages and colorful drawings were included in the cards from elementary students. These cards were delivered by CEU unit to several nursing homes to include; Beehive Homes, Amaran Senior Living, Albuquerque Grand Senior Living and Paloma Landing nursing homes. In addition, 30 gift bags with wrapped Valentines presents, stuffed animals, and blankets were delivered to Carrie Tingley Children’s Hospital for youth who are cancer patients.

02/18/2021

APD completed its 22nd city-wide Anti-Crime Operation and hit a milestone in making the 1,000th arrest since the operations began in August. The operation resulted in the arrest of an additional 48 offenders, bringing the total number of individuals arrested to 1,023.

The Anti-Crime Operation was conducted February 8, 2021, through February 12, 2021. Officers and detectives from the Field Services Bureau, Investigative Bureau and Special Operations Bureau were all involved in this initiative. Over the last six months, not only did officers and detectives make more than 1,000 arrests, but 143 guns were seized and 128 stolen vehicles have been recovered.

“Since starting our Anti-Crime operations, we have successfully taken repeat, at times violent offenders into custody and dangerous weapons out of their hands,” said Interim Chief Harold Medina. “Not only are we bringing these individuals to justice, but we are seeing the positive effects on our overall crime.”

The recovery of guns since the induction of the crime operations has also grown exponentially. In 2019, APD recovered 1,769 firearms. In 2020, the department recovered 2,148 with a significant uptick in the fall when the Anti-Crime operations began.

During 2020, most other major cities saw exponential increases in violent crime to include homicides and aggravated assaults. The Anti-Crime initiative clearly has made an impact on crime in Albuquerque recovering more violent weapons than in years past and arresting repeat offenders.

Results of 22nd Anti-Crime Operation:
Felony Warrants Cleared: 31
New Felony Arrests: 25
Misdemeanor Warrants Cleared: 12
New Misdemeanor Arrests: 5
Misdemeanor Citations: 2
Moving Citations: 270
Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 4
Firearms Recovered: 7

02/18/2021

Use caution on the roads this morning as the snow is covering the roads and freeways. Roads are slick.

02/17/2021
Vehicle Gun Safety

During the past year the Albuquerque Police Department saw a 7% increase in firearms reported stolen during the commission of an auto burglary.
Here are just a few simple steps you can take to ensure you’re not the next victim of a burglary:

* Always roll up vehicle windows and lock your doors.
* Don’t place firearm stickers on your vehicle declaring you’re a firearm owner
* Do not use the center console, side door panel or glove box as mobile lock boxes. These are obvious to thieves. Consider utilizing the trunk but don’t place your property in the trunk at the time you park. Thieves will be watching for that, and can later enter your vehicle and open the trunk to steal your property. Even locked glove boxes and trunks can easily be opened with a crowbar.
* Consider purchasing a small safe or lock box that can be kept under your seat and is sturdy enough to avoid being busted by simple tools like screwdrivers.

Any time a firearm is stolen, it has the potential of being used in a more serious crime. With these four simple steps, we here at the Albuquerque Police Department, and the City of Albuquerque, believe we can limit the amount of firearms entering into the wrong hands.

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