Mayor Tim Keller’s Crime Technique — Metropolis of Albuquerque

Tackling crime from all sides to build a safer Albuquerque.

Click on a topic below to learn more about what we are doing to tackle crime and how you can help.

 

Message from Mayor Keller

Crime is the most pressing issue in Albuquerque and I have made public safety my top priority.

We are aiming higher when it comes to our expectations of safety and security for the people of Albuquerque by continuing to reform the Albuquerque Police Department, getting back to real community policing, hiring more police officers and getting them the tools they need. We are also facing some of the pervasive root causes of crime head-on by addressing homelessness, addiction and behavioral health challenges.

Building a safer Albuquerque after a decade of rising crime is a long road. For lasting results, we can’t rely on band-aids fixes – we must approach all different kinds of crime with resolve and determination.

Learn more below about these efforts to make our city safer, block-by-block.

Community Policing

The idea is simple: Build relationships and work with communities to address their concerns and priorities.

We are successfully fighting crime when we work hand-in-hand with communities to implement solutions that keep people safe. Our officers are working with neighborhoods, business owners, faith-based organizations, schools, and more to tailor proven public safety strategies to meet the needs of specific areas. APD Community Policing comprises three key components: Problem Solving, Community Partnerships and Organizational Transformation.

Problem Solving: Solving problems means, first, identifying issues that need to be addressed and then determining resolutions and devoting effort to meeting needs for a successful outcome. The SARA (Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment) model is one of the most familiar processes for problem-oriented policing (POP). APD is using this model.

Community Partnerships: Partnerships between law enforcement and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police. APD will focus on creating partnerships with a diverse section of the Albuquerque community and will work with key community stakeholders including, but not limited to:

  • Other law enforcement agencies
  • Social service providers
  • Business community
  • Educational institutes
  • Local prosecutors
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Neighborhood interest groups
  • Youth organizations

These partnerships will identify community challenges and focus on developing a strong road map to address those challenges (problem solving).

Organizational Transformation: APD is transforming the way we provide service to residents. The new focus is based on the three guiding principles of community policing. The transformation begins at the roots of the department by changing our training to develop the principles during the earliest stages of a police officer’s career. The instruction will carry on throughout an officer’s career as these principles become the benchmark for department recognition and advancement. The police department will begin developing community police officers who will lead the department for the next 25 years and following.

What You Can Do

What We Are doing

  • Mayor, Community Members, First Responders Mark Second Anniversary of Downtown Public Safety ECHO | April 20, 2021
  • APD provides details on new Ambassador Program | May 5, 2021
  • Mayor Keller hopes to have new community safety department up-and-running by summer 2021 | April 10, 2021
  • City, State, and Leaders of the Asian American Pacific Islander Community Rally to Stop Hate and Bias | March 28, 2021
  • Progress Report Shows ABQ Trending in Right Direction | March 8, 2021
  • Downtown Officers Help Homeless Community & Puppy in Need | Dec. 28, 2020
  • APD and Crime Stoppers holds its 26th Annual Cops For Kids Event | Dec. 15, 2020
  • APD Appoints David Walker as Community Outreach and Reform Advisor | Dec. 3, 2020
  • APD launches community initiative | Nov. 24, 2020
  • APD Releases Use of Force Report | Oct. 23, 2020
  • City Takes Community Input to Help Shape First-of-its-Kind Community Safety Department During Facilitated Input Sessions | Sept. 5, 2020
  • Mayor Keller Joins Downtown Businesses, Economic Development and Cultural Services Departments to Boost Downtown | July 2, 2020
  • Mayor Keller Introduces Leaders of Violence Intervention Program | Aug. 18, 2020
  • Mayor Keller Statement on Demilitarizing APD | Aug. 17, 2020
  • City Invites Public to Help Shape Role of New Albuquerque Community Safety Department | Aug. 13, 2020
  • Mayor Tim Keller Supports Legislative Push for Statewide Police Reforms | June 19, 2020
  • Mayor Tim Keller to Refocus Millions in Public Safety Resources with First-of-Its-Kind Civilian Response Department | June 15, 2020
  • City tries new response to ‘down-and-out’ calls | Jan. 31, 2020
  • New City Diversion Program Aims to Break Career-Criminal Pipeline, Reduce Crime | Jan. 22, 2020
  • New program lowering non-emergency calls to AFR, improving response time | Jan. 16, 2020
  • 1-on-1 with APD Chief Mike Geier | Jan. 16, 2020
  • New AFR program decreases call volume by 4,000 | Jan. 14, 2020
  • New APD Facebook page for auto thefts | Jan. 13, 2020
  • City offers de-escalation training for downtown businesses | Dec. 4, 2019
  • New Collaboration Will Train Every City Employee in Crucial Lifesaving Skills | Dec. 3, 2019
  • APD horses patrol neighborhood where high-profile murder took place | Nov. 22, 2019
  • City launches Violence Intervention Program | Nov. 22, 2019
  • Community policing can work again in ABQ | Nove. 9, 2019
  • Albuquerque Fire Rescue creates 6-floor haunted house | Oct. 25, 2019
  • APD’s community policing efforts paying-off in high crime areas | Oct. 22, 2019
  • Local firefighters donate $7,000 to help fight childhood cancer | Oct. 8, 2019
  • APD holds food drive to assist domestic violence victims | Oct. 8, 2019
  • Mayor Keller brings back Domestic Violence Committee | Oct. 8, 2019
  • APD Crisis Intervention team holds mental health first aid certification class | Oct. 7, 2019
  • Community sits down with law enforcement for ‘Coffee with a Cop’ | Oct. 2, 2019
  • Purple ribbon tie-off raises awareness for domestic violence | Oct. 2, 2019
  • Mayor Keller addresses crime and homelessness at neighborhood association meeting | Sept. 18, 2019
  • APD holds Coffee with a Cop event for the Deaf community | Aug. 31, 2019
  • Metro crossing guards to receive special training from APD | Aug. 29, 2019
  • Recovery Month events happening in Albuquerque | Aug. 27, 2019
  • APD chaplain leads by example | Aug. 26, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, APD Add Bicycle Officers in Every Area Command | July 24, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, Chief Geier Boost Community Policing; State Police Identify Longer-Term Assistance Role | June 24, 2019
  • New APD officers focus on community-based policing strategies | June 11, 2019
  • APD training community on dealing with problem neighbors | June 6, 2019
  • City’s First Responders Address High Emergency Call Volumes | June 5, 2019
  • APD to lead new effort for community outreach | June 4, 2019
  • City to host meeting teaching community what to do when there’s a drug house in your neighborhood | May 8, 2019
  • APD, AFR meet with Nob Hill business owners following homicide | May 7, 2019
  • One Albuquerque t-shirt release to support APD | April 26, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, APD Outline Plan to Address Gun Violence | April 8, 2019
  • Homeless shelter plan going to voters | April 2, 2019
  • Lapel video captures acts of kindness by APD officers | April 2, 2019
  • Is community policing the answer to Albuquerque’s crime crisis? | Feb. 28, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, City Councilors Highlight Community Policing to Fight Crime in SW Albuquerque | Feb. 12, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Honors Animal Welfare Employee with One Albuquerque Award | Jan. 11, 2019
  • “One Albuquerque: Engage” Makes a Difference for Public Safety | Dec.7, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Hosts Town Hall on APD Transformation| Nov.13, 2018
  • New Hires Bring Wealth of Outside Public Safety Experience to Albuquerque Police Department | Oct. 15, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Unveils New Downtown Public Safety District | Sept. 12, 2018
  • Mayor Keller, CAO Sarita Nair Go Undercover with APD to Assess Downtown Safety Challenges | Aug. 12, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Announces One Albuquerque 2018 Goals Summits | July 19, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Outlines Proactive Approach to Address Children’s Safety | May 17, 2018
  • Opportunities to Provide Community Input on APD Chief Search | May 5, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Recognizes Department of Senior Affairs Team with Hero Awards | April 4, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Announces James B. Lewis as Senior Advisor for Public Safety | Feb. 25, 2018

Behavioral Health

Tackling crime from all sides means addressing challenges like homelessness, addiction, and behavioral health. When it comes to behavioral health, we are working to increase access to services so people can get the compassionate care they need.

APD is partnering with Albuquerque Fire Rescue, Family and Community Services, and other departments to improve and increase access to services.

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT):

The Crisis Intervention Team’s goal is to provide an effective response to situations involving people who might be mentally ill or in crisis.

The CIT works with people in the Albuquerque community who exhibit chronic behavior patterns that may pose risks to themselves or others.

One of the team’s primary goals is to ensure that situations involving people in crisis are defused so to avoid force and proper medical attention or referral to an appropriate follow-up agency is provided.

The team also works closely with the mental health care provider network to help identify deficiencies in our health care programs.

What You Can Do

What We Are Doing

  • APD and PNM introduce new comfort dog Graham |
  • City Takes Community Input to Help Shape First-of-its-Kind Community Safety Department During Facilitated Input Sessions | Sept. 5, 2020
  • City Invites Public to Help Shape Role of New Albuquerque Community Safety Department | Aug. 13, 2020
  • Mayor Tim Keller to Refocus Millions in Public Safety Resources with First-of-Its-Kind Civilian Response Department | June 15, 2020
  • City tries new response to ‘down-and-out’ calls | Jan. 31, 2020
  • What does 2020 hold for Albuquerque? | Jan. 20, 2020
  • New City Diversion Program Aims to Break Career-Criminal Pipeline, Reduce Crime | Jan. 22, 2020
  • City offers de-escalation training for downtown businesses | Dec. 4, 2019
  • Mayor rolls out crime-fighting legislative priorities | Dec. 2, 2019
  • City launches Violence Intervention Program | Nov. 22, 2019
  • Westside shelter adds computers, behavioral health care and career services | Oct. 22, 2019
  • APD Crisis Intervention team holds mental health first aid certification class | Oct. 7, 2019
  • APD report details behavioral health calls | Sept. 7, 2019
  • Study: Behavioral Health related calls decreasing in Albuquerque | Sept.5, 2019
  • Recovery Month events happening in Albuquerque | Aug. 27, 2019
  • APD sees first decline in behavioral health calls in 9 years | Aug. 23, 2019
  • LEAD program kicks off in Albuquerque | Aug.15, 2019
  • City’s First Responders Address High Emergency Call Volumes | June 5, 2019
  • Mayor, Governor, and County Highlight Two Critical Public Safety Issues for Police and Firefighters | April 2, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, UNM, UNMH Launch Innovative Partnership on Homelessness | February 13, 2019
  • Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, or LEAD | Feb. 11, 2019
  • LEAD program leads to a sharp decrease in heroin-related overdoses | Oct. 12, 2019
  • City Poll Shows Mayor Tim Keller’s Priorities Reflect City Needs | Nov. 21, 2018
  • Community Program Aims to Contribute to Suicide Prevention | Sept. 20, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Unveils New Downtown Public Safety District | Sept. 12, 2018
  • Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their Families | Sept. 4, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Outlines Citywide Plan to Address Homelessness | Sept. 6, 2018

Homeless Help

Homelessness is a harsh reality in Albuquerque and we’ve outlined a multifaceted approach including emergency shelter, transitional housing, and more. In collaboration with our community partners, we’re addressing immediate needs while working to build the city’s first centrally-located, 24/7, year-round homeless shelter.

We are increasing emergency shelter options and adding transitional housing because housing is key. Housing allows folks to focus on other needs like finding employment, obtaining quality childcare, and taking care of physical and mental health.

What You Can Do

What We Are Doing

  • City of Albuquerque Moves to Next Phase for Gateway Center | April 12, 2021
  • City of Albuquerque Acquires Gibson Medical Center, Cornerstone of Gateway Shelter Network | April 6, 2021
  • Organization helping the homeless receives $25K donation from city | Feb. 25, 2021
  • Keller Administration Putting $24 Million in Federal Funds to Keep Families in Their Homes | Feb. 3, 2021
  • Upgrades to Safety, Security, Sanitation Underway at Westside Emergency Housing Center | Jan. 25, 2021
  • Albuquerque Submits Focused Legislative Priorities to Tackle Public Safety and Homelessness | Jan. 13, 2020
  • Downtown Officers Help Homeless Community & Puppy in Need | Dec. 28, 2020
  • City Outlines Expanded Services for Residents Experiencing Homelessness | Dec. 17, 2020
  • Multi-Agency Partnership Housing Record Number of Homeless | Nov. 26, 2020
  • Westside Emergency Housing Center Reopens Prior to Expected Cold Front | Oct. 25, 2020
  • City Invites Public to Help Shape Role of New Albuquerque Community Safety Department | Aug. 13, 2020
  • Mayor Chairs First Meeting of Homeless Coordinating Council | Aug. 4, 2020
  • Mayor Tim Keller to Refocus Millions in Public Safety Resources with First-of-Its-Kind Civilian Response Department | June 15, 2020
  • Dedicated City Staff and Partners Aim to Help Homeless Fight Spread of COVID-19 | April 15, 2020
  • City tries new response to ‘down-and-out’ calls | Jan. 31, 2020
  • What does 2020 hold for Albuquerque? | Jan. 20, 2020
  • Mayor Tim Keller tackles city’s most controversial topics during one-on-one interview | Jan. 18, 2020
  • City homeless shelter to stay open year-round | Jan. 7 2020
  • Community Feedback from Gateway Center Public Input Session Collected in New Report | Jan. 3, 2019
  • Sites for new homeless shelter discussed | Dec. 15, 2019
  • Mayor rolls out crime-fighting legislative priorities | Dec. 2, 2019
  • Gateway Center for Homeless Services Moving Forward with Public Input Session, Architect Recommendation | Nov. 27, 2019
  • City bonds for homeless shelter, other projects win easily | Nov. 5, 2019
  • Online Input Survey on Gateway Center for Homeless Services Opens | Dec. 2, 2019
  • City of Albuquerque Offers Partnerships on Gateway Center for the Homeless | Nov. 21, 2019
  • Albuquerque’s Legislative Asks Mirror Community Priorities | Nov. 18, 2019
  • Westside shelter adds computers, behavioral health care and career services | Oct. 22, 2019
  • Mayor Keller addresses homelessness at neighborhood association meeting | Sept.18, 2019
  • City debuts coasters with QR codes for One Albuquerque Housing Fund | Sept. 2, 2019
  • It takes a village | Aug. 25, 2019
  • City of Albuquerque unveils plans for proposed homeless shelter | Aug. 24, 2019
  • City unveils plan to tackle homeless crisis | Aug. 24, 2019
  • Residents lauded for donations to housing fund | Aug. 14, 2019
  • Residents’ Donations to One ABQ Housing Fund House First Homeless Individuals | Aug. 13, 2019
  • New Pickup Location in the Southeast Gives People Experiencing Homelessness Better Access to Westside Emergency Housing Center | Aug. 12, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Unveils One Albuquerque Housing Fund Signs | June 4, 2019
  • Family & Community Services working on system to give the homeless help neighbors their public parks and sidewalks back | April 17, 2019
  • Homeless shelter plan going to voters | April 2, 2019
  • Fighting Homelessness | March 15, 2019
  • With Support From Bernalillo County, City’s Westside Shelter Will Stay Open Year-Round | Feb.28, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, UNM, UNMH Launch Innovative Partnership on Homelessness | Feb. 13, 2019
  • Mayor Keller and Clear Channel Unveil Housing Fund Billboards | Feb. 15, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Creates One Albuquerque Homeless Advisory Council | Jan.16, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Outlines Priorities for 2019 Legislative Session| Dec. 3, 2018
  • City Poll Shows Mayor Tim Keller’s Priorities Reflect City Needs | Nov. 21, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Opens Westside Emergency Housing Center Early In Preparation for Below Freezing Temperatures | Nov. 12, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Unveils New Downtown Public Safety District | Sept. 12, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Outlines Citywide Plan to Address Homelessness | Sept. 6, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller: Final Budget Reflects Our Priorities to Fund City’s Most Urgent Needs | May 21, 2018
  • Mayor Keller, CAO Sarita Nair Go Undercover with APD to Assess Downtown Safety Challenges | Aug. 12, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Announces New Leadership in Family & Community Services | April 30, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Applauds Mattress Donation to Area Homeless Services Organizations | March 30, 2018
  • City Program Provides Dignity and Jobs to the Homeless | June 29, 2018

Children’s Safety

Every child in Albuquerque deserves to be safe. We’ve seen the horrific consequences when children fall through the cracks. Addressing the challenge of child abuse is a puzzle that’s going to take all of us – local and state government, law enforcement agencies, faith groups, non-profit service providers, survivors and advocates – working together to address. Although no single one of us can do everything, we can each do something.

The City of Albuquerque is working to reduce and prevent child abuse by investing in children, growing the number of spots available in youth programs, connecting families who use services like housing vouchers to other resources, investing in behavioral health and addiction services, and hiring more police to grow the Crimes Against Children Unit.

What You Can Do

What We Are Doing

  • Mayor Keller Gives Update on One ABQ Youth Programs for Summer | May 4, 2021
  • City proposes investment in park security | April 10, 2021
  • City Improves Crosswalks at 49 Elementary and Middle Schools | April 7, 2021
  • Lobo Little League thanks APD for patrolling baseball fields | Sept. 17, 2020
  • Mayor Keller Updates City of Albuquerque Youth Programs for Working Families | Aug. 21, 2020
  • Mayor Keller Announces Plan to Step Up for Families this Fall | Aug. 6, 2020
  • What does 2020 hold for Albuquerque? | Jan. 20, 2020
  • New City Diversion Program Aims to Break Career-Criminal Pipeline, Reduce Crime | Jan.22, 2020
  • Mayor rolls out crime-fighting legislative priorities | Dec. 2, 2019
  • Albuquerque’s Legislative Asks Mirror Community Priorities | Nov. 18, 2019
  • City spending $1.75M for park security on infrastructure, APD overtime | Oct. 31, 2019
  • Albuquerque Fire Rescue creates 6-floor haunted house | Oct. 25, 2019
  • Local firefighters donate $7,000 to help fight childhood cancer | Oct. 8, 2019
  • Above and beyond | Sept. 23, 2019
  • APD officer uses new training skills, resources to help find missing child | Sept.19, 2019
  • Metro crossing guards to receive special training from APD | Aug. 29, 2019
  • APD, CYFD announce 800 personnel trained on streamlined CYFD Law Enforcement Portal | July 25, 2019
  • Albuquerque’s Efforts to Improve Park Access Showing Real Results | May 22, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Kicks off Summer Youth Bus Pass Program with 3,000 Passes | May 18, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, Councilor Peña, Neighbors Celebrate Opening of Anderson Heights Park | May 15, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Convenes One Albuquerque Kids Cabinet | April 24, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Convenes City, State, Community Experts on Child Abuse Prevention and Coordination | April 18, 2019
  • AFR station hosts Car Seat Inspection Clinic | April 14, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Joins Community-Led March Against Child Abuse | April 13, 2019
  • ‘Problematic’ park set to reopen with safety upgrades | April 4, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Outlines 2020 Operating Budget Proposal Focused on Public Safety, Jobs, Opportunities for Kids | April 3, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Launches One Albuquerque Kids Cabinet | Jan. 25, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Honors Animal Welfare Employee with One Albuquerque Award | Jan. 11, 2019
  • City Poll Shows Mayor Tim Keller’s Priorities Reflect City Needs | Nov. 21, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announced Hawk Signal Near Cleveland Middle School is Up and Running | Aug. 13, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller: Final Budget Reflects Our Priorities to Fund City’s Most Urgent Needs | May 21, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Rolls Out Summer Youth Programs | May 25, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Outlines Proactive Approach to Address Children’s Safety | May 17, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Announces New Leadership in Family & Community Services | April 30, 2018
  • Mayor Keller’s Budget Prioritizes Public Safety | March 30, 2018

Albuquerque Police Chief Mike Geier

Domestic Violence

We know that across the country and right here in Albuquerque, domestic violence takes a toll on families. We stand with our partners in the community against domestic violence to say it is unacceptable.

Crime statistics repeatedly show a link between domestic violence and other criminal activity including homicide, crimes against children, and youth gang involvement. In 2018, about one-fifth of homicide cases in Albuquerque were related to domestic violence. Combating domestic violence means safety for those affected today, and also ending other abuse and crimes in the future.

What You Can Do

What We Are Doing

  • Mayor Keller’s Domestic Violence Task Force Submits Recommendations | March 30, 2021
  • City Directs $250,000 in CARES Funds to Non-Profits Serving Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault | Dec. 21, 2020
  • City launches Violence Intervention Program | November 22, 2019
  • City of Albuquerque creates Domestic Violence Task Force | October 15, 2019
  • APD holds food drive to assist domestic violence victims | October 8, 2019
  • Mayor Keller brings back Domestic Violence Committee | October 8, 2019
  • Above and beyond | September 23, 2019
  • Mayor vows coordinated push against Albuquerque crime | May 10, 2019
  • City tackles uptick in domestic violence during holiday season | November 23, 2018
  • APD Highlights Domestic Violence Resources before Holidays | November 21, 2018
  • Mayor takes on domestic violence | October 31, 2018
  • Mayor Keller addresses recent spike in violent crime | March 23, 2018

 

Rape Kit Backlog

Mayor Keller and Chief Administrative Officer Sarita Nair have worked throughout their public service careers with sexual assault survivor advocates to address this public safety issue. As former state auditor, Keller conducted the first statewide audit of the backlog that identified over 5,000 untested kits across the state, 75 percent of which were in Albuquerque.

While rape kit backlogs are a problem across the nation, New Mexico has the highest number of untested kits per capita. As Mayor, Keller signed an executive order calling on APD to create a comprehensive plan for clearing the backlog, including funding streams. The City is now on track to clear the backlog by the end of 2020.

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What You Can Do

What We Are Doing

  • Mayor Keller, APD and Community Partners Provide Update on Rape Kit Backlog and Status of Cases | May 3, 2021
  • Mayor Tim Keller to Refocus Millions in Public Safety Resources with First-of-Its-Kind Civilian Response Department | June 15, 2020
  • What does 2020 hold for Albuquerque? | Jan. 20, 2020
  • Sexual assault, opioid addiction targets of grants | Dec. 4, 2019
  • Serial rapist arrested after rape kit from 2009 was processed | Oct. 23, 2019
  • Albuquerque poised to clear rape kit backlog | Oct. 15, 2019
  • More than a dozen charged in NM rape kit backlog cases | Sept.r 27, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, Local Legislators Highlight Investments in Albuquerque Following the Session | March 28, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Outlines Priorities for 2019 Legislative Session | Jan. 15, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announces Rape Kit Backlog Reduced by Half | Dec. 16, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller: Final Budget Reflects Our Priorities to Fund City’s Most Urgent Needs | May 21, 2018
  • Mayor Keller, Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Unveil New Resource to Help Victims of Sexual Assault | April 25, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month | April 4, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Shines National Light on Rape Kit Backlog in NBC Documentary | Feb. 28, 2018
  • Mayor Signs Executive Order to Clear Rape Kit Backlog | Jan. 22, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announces Legislative Proposals to Immediately Fight Crime | Jan. 18, 2018

Albuquerque Police Chief Mike Geier

Gun Violence

For nearly a decade, gun violence has become ever more pervasive and is often connected to other crimes. At the beginning of 2019, homicides were down from 2018, though non-fatal shootings had increased and most homicide offenders used firearms.

We are targeting gun violence with the same focus we use to target auto theft and robbery. We are adding resources, investing in new technology, and working with communities to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. We have a long road ahead, but we’re implementing new strategic approaches and will not back down.

What You Can Do

Learn More

What We Are Doing

  • APD arrests 49 offenders in 29th Anti-Crime Operation | April 5, 2019
  • City program sends personal message about gun violence | Dec. 27, 2020
  • APD highlights efforts to fight property crime, releases results of Holiday Tact Plan | Dec. 29, 2020
  • APD Arrests 62 Offenders in 14th Anti-Crime Operation | Dec. 20, 2020
  • Editorial: Kudos to APD and all law enforcement for area crime sweep | Dec. 17, 2020
  • APD Arrests 42 Offenders in 13th Anti-Crime Operation | Dec. 14, 2020
  • Albuquerque police say shootings involving injuries are slowing | Dec. 11, 2020
  • APD Arrests 38 Offenders in 11th Anti-Crime Operation | Nov. 29, 2020
  • APD Conducts ShotSpotter Operation | Nov. 22, 2020
  • APD Arrests 33 Offenders in 10th Anti-Crime Operation | Nov. 21, 2020
  • APD Arrests 34 Offenders in 8th Anti-Crime Operation | Nov. 2, 2020
  • APD Arrests 59 Offenders in 6th Anti-Crime Operation | Oct. 18, 2020
  • Mayor Keller and Interim Police Chief Harold Medina Highlight ShotSpotter Technology | Oct. 9, 2020
  • APD Arrests 51 Offenders in 5th Anti-Crime Operation | Oct. 3, 2020
  • APD Arrests 151 Offenders in Four Anti-Crime Operations | Sept. 26, 2020
  • City Takes Community Input to Help Shape First-of-its-Kind Community Safety Department During Facilitated Input Sessions | Sept. 5, 2020
  • Mayor Keller Introduces Leaders of Violence Intervention Program | Aug. 18, 2020
  • Mayor Condemns Violence, Escalation by Armed Vigilantes at Protests | June 16, 2020
  • APD Arrests Man after SWAT Stand-off | Jan. 23, 2020
  • APD launches gun sale background check sting operation | Jan. 14, 2020
  • City launches Violence Intervention Program | Nov. 22, 2019
  • A Project Called Guardian – Keller, city leaders plan a response to violence | Aug. 28, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, APD Preview “Project Guardian”, a Proactive Approach to Mass Shootings | Aug. 17, 2019
  • 415 Firearms Turned in as part of APD Gun Buyback | July 13, 2019
  • APD Gang Unit Makes Several Key Arrests | May 29, 2019
  • APD to hold gun buyback event | May 24, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, APD Outline Plan to Address Gun Violence | April 8, 2019
  • APD: Most violent crime is down, but non-fatal shootings are up | March 31, 2019
  • Task force sets sights on auto theft problem | March 20, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Unveils Steps to Curb Gun Violence | June 1, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Joins the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns | April 5, 2018

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Bikes and Pedestrians

Far too many families in Albuquerque have known the heartbreak of losing a loved one to a car, bicycle, or pedestrian crash over the years. As we focus on public safety, we have to take a hard look at the safety and inclusiveness of our transportation infrastructure.

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What We Are Doing

  • Mayor Tim Keller Announces Major Lighting Improvements in the International District | May 10, 2021
  • City Improves Crosswalks at 49 Elementary and Middle Schools | April 7, 2021
  • City Launches ‘Speeding Has A Name’ Campaign to Slow Speeding Drivers | April 31, 2021
  • Mayor Tim Keller, District 6 Councilor Pat Davis Highlight New Street Lights in Nob Hill | April 1, 2021
  • Safety assessment aims to cut down on pedestrian crashes along Louisiana Blvd. | Dec. 18, 2020
  • Albuquerque Named a Silver–Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists | Dec. 17, 2020
  • APD busts speeders, racers; ABQ gets silver bike award | Dec. 20, 2020
  • City Launches Protest Coordination Service | July 31, 2020
  • Mayor rolls out crime-fighting legislative priorities | December 2, 2019
  • Albuquerque’s Legislative Asks Mirror Community Priorities | November 18, 2019
  • Special traffic light to be installed at busy Albuquerque intersection | October 25, 2019
  • City of Albuquerque identifies school crosswalks in need of work | October 15, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Signs Updated Complete Streets Ordinance | August 20, 2019
  • At Bike to Work Day Celebration, Mayor Tim Keller Signs Vision Zero Pledge Committing to Work Toward Zero Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Fatalities in Albuquerque | May 17, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Signs Vision Zero Pledge Committing to Work Toward Zero Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Fatalities | May 17, 2019
  • City of Albuquerque is completing a study of nearly 400 crosswalks | May 8, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announces Downtown Improvements | November 30, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announced Hawk Signal Near Cleveland Middle School is Up and Running | August 13, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Taking Action on Crosswalk of Tragic Accident | March 28, 2018

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Auto Theft

For the residents of New Mexico, auto theft is a particular problem. Auto theft is a crime that is often connected to other crime like robberies and violent offenses. By focusing on auto theft with strategic tactical operations, we are starting to see a difference.

What We Are Doing

  • APD arrests 49 offenders in 29th Anti-Crime Operation | April 5, 2019
  • APD highlights efforts to fight property crime, releases results of Holiday Tact Plan | Dec. 29, 2020
  • APD Arrests 62 Offenders in 14th Anti-Crime Operation | Dec. 20, 2020
  • Editorial: Kudos to APD and all law enforcement for area crime sweep | Dec. 17, 2020
  • APD Arrests 59 Offenders in 6th Anti-Crime Operation | Oct. 18, 2020
  • Auto Theft Continues Decline in Albuquerque | July 29, 2020
  • 1-on-1 with APD Chief Mike Geier | Jan. 16, 2020
  • New APD Facebook page for auto thefts | Jan. 13, 2020
  • APD’s Balloon Fiesta Safety Operation arrest 7 since start of Fiesta | Oct. 7, 2019
  • State Fair sees a fair number of arrests | Sept. 19, 2019
  • Results of Auto Theft Operation at Gathering of Nations | April 30, 2019
  • APD Officers Continue to Recover Stolen Vehicles | March 31, 2018
  • APD Auto Theft Sting Nets Results | Jan. 30, 2018

Quality of Life

We are taking back our public spaces by adding more lighting, addressing crime hot spots like abandoned buildings, and needles in parks.

What You Can Do

What We Are Doing

  • Mayor Tim Keller Announces Major Lighting Improvements in the International District | May 10, 2021
  • Mayor Tim Keller, District 6 Councilor Pat Davis Highlight New Street Lights in Nob Hill | April 1, 2021
  • Progress Report Shows ABQ Trending in Right Direction | March 8, 2021
  • Southwest Albuquerque about to get brighter | March 3, 2021
  • City works to address illegal dumping| Feb. 25, 2021
  • City, Private Sector Partnership Moves Imperial Inn Project Forward | Feb. 20, 2021
  • Survey shows people are happy living in Albuquerque | Jan. 22, 2020
  • City Offers New Opportunities to Weigh In on Future of Walker Property | Oct. 10, 2020
  • In Part One of 2020 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, Sixty-One Percent Say ABQ Handling Pandemic Better Than Other Cities | Sept. 22, 2020
  • Mayor Keller, Councilors Benton and Borrego Unveil $50 Plus Million Investment in Breaking Traffic Gridlock, Making Streets Safer for All Users | Sept. 2, 2020
  • Mayor Keller Joins Downtown Businesses, Economic Development and Cultural Services Departments to Boost Downtown | July 2, 2020
  • City Has Invested $160 Million in Rebuilding Underserved Neighborhoods | July 3, 2020
  • City tries new response to ‘down-and-out’ calls | Jan. 31, 2020
  • City wants to tear down eyesore in west downtown | Jan. 20, 2020
  • Mayor Tim Keller tackles city’s most controversial topics during one-on-one interview | Jan. 18, 2020
  • New signs address speeding concerns on Lead, Coal | Dec. 17, 2020
  • Officers to patrol ART buses, platforms | Nov. 25, 2019
  • City spending $1.75M for park security on infrastructure, APD overtime | Oct. 31, 2019
  • A police golf cart will help beef up security in Nob Hill | Oct. 22, 2019
  • Museum hosts prescription drug take-back event | Oct. 27, 2019
  • City of Albuquerque hoping to demolish problem property | Oct.r 15, 2019
  • Albuquerque police increase ticketing at parks after hours | Oct. 8, 2019
  • Environmental Health Department Partners With Spectra to Conduct Close to 300 Balloon Fiesta Food Inspections | Oct. 11, 2019
  • Above and beyond | Sept. 23, 2019
  • City of Albuquerque hopes to expand its cleanup crew | Sept. 18, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Announces Major Upgrades for Wilson, Barelas Parks | Aug. 30, 2019
  • Keller Administration Prioritizing Road and Sidewalk Investments in Historically Underserved Neighborhoods | June 27, 2019
  • Albuquerque’s Efforts to Improve Park Access Showing Real Results | May 22, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, Councilor Peña, Neighbors Celebrate Opening of Anderson Heights Park | May 15, 2019
  • City is also going to add about ten new lights in areas off Trumbull | May 8, 2019
  • APD responds to one call at Sahara Motel, down from 193 calls | May 7, 2019
  • A deep dive in to what it takes to run ABQ | April 8, 2019
  • ‘Problematic’ park set to reopen with safety upgrades | April 4, 2019
  • City Removing Nuisance Properties to Restore Safety to Neighborhoods | March 19, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Albuquerque Fire Rescue Implementing Cancer Prevention Procedures for Firefighters | March 16, 2019
  • “One Albuquerque: Engage” Makes a Difference for Public Safety | Dec. 7, 2018
  • Special Funds Help International District | Oct. 30, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Unveils New Downtown Public Safety District | Sept. 12, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Leads Demolition of Abandoned Property | Sept.5, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller, City Officials Unveil S.H.A.R.P. Program to Clean Up Needles and Syringes | July 30, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Red Tags Abandoned Properties | June 26, 2018
  • Mayor Keller, Councilor Davis Announce Nuisance Action against Sahara Motel to Protect Public Safety | Feb. 26, 2018

Statistics and Reports

Data is a key to doubling down on strategies that work.

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What You Can Do

What We Are Doing

  • APD Releases 2020 Crime Stats: 7% Decline for Second Straight Year | Feb. 24, 2021
  • Editorial: Kudos to APD and all law enforcement for area crime sweep | Dec. 17, 2020
  • APD Releases Use of Force Report | Oct. 23, 2020
  • APD reports drop in crime stats | Sept. 22, 2020
  • In Part One of 2020 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, Sixty-One Percent Say ABQ Handling Pandemic Better Than Other Cities | Sept. 22, 2020
  • Crime down slightly across broad categories | Sept. 21st, 2020
  • Auto Theft Continues Decline in Albuquerque | July 29, 2020
  • APD Expands Accountability Report Card | July 14, 2020
  • APD Releases 2019 Crime Stats | July 2, 2020
  • City officials file motion to release APD from some DOJ requirements | Jan. 14, 2020
  • Mayor Keller Administration Formally Initiates Review of APD Data Systems | Dec. 6, 2109
  • Online Input Survey on Gateway Center for Homeless Services Opens | Dec. 2, 2019
  • APD’s community policing efforts paying-off in high crime areas | Oct. 22, 2019
  • Property crime low during Balloon Fiesta | Oct.15, 2019
  • FBI Releases 2018 Crime Stats | Oct. 3, 2019
  • APD report details behavioral health calls | Sept. 7, 2019
  • Study: Behavioral Health related calls decreasing in Albuquerque | Sept. 5, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, APD Release 2019 Mid-Year Crime Statistics | July 1, 2019
  • APD Expands Shield Unit to Prepare Cases for Prosecution | June 6, 2019
  • A deep dive in to what it takes to run ABQ | April 8, 2019
  • Albuquerque crime is steadily decreasing in 2019 | March 31, 2019
  • APD: Most violent crime is down, but non-fatal shootings are up | March 31, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, APD Release 2019 First-Quarter Crime Statistics | March 31, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, APD Release Year-End Crime Statistics | Dec. 27, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announces Sea Change with DOJ Compliance | Nov. 5, 2018
  • Crime statistics repeatedly show a link between domestic violence and other criminal activity | Oct. 31, 2018
  • APD helicopter responds to 100 + calls | Sept. 5, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, APD Release Crime Statistics | July 18, 2018
  • Mayor Keller, APD Release Crime Statistics | April 17, 2018

Reforming APD

We are owning the responsibility of APD reform and enacted the most extensive restructuring of APD in recent history, which included reestablishing a compliance bureau and getting the right people in key roles.

The new leadership team is committed to reforming and turning this department around in earning public trust, restoring department morale and shifting to a culture of community protection and accountability.

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What You Can Do

What We Are Doing

  • City of Albuquerque Joins DOJ in Proposal to create External Force Investigations Team | Feb. 7, 2021
  • APD Appoints David Walker as Community Outreach and Reform Advisor | Dec. 3, 2020
  • APD Releases Use of Force Report | Oct. 23, 2020
  • APD Expands Accountability Report Card | July 14, 2020
  • Mayor Tim Keller Supports Legislative Push for Statewide Police Reforms | June 19, 2020
  • Mayor Tim Keller to Refocus Millions in Public Safety Resources with First-of-Its-Kind Civilian Response Department | June 15, 2020
  • Editorial: Years of hard work have changed APD’s trajectory | June 14, 2020
  • Mayor Keller Signs on to Mayor’s Pledge for Police Reform | June 12, 2020
  • What does 2020 hold for Albuquerque? | Jan. 20, 2020
  • City officials file motion to release APD from some DOJ requirements | Jan. 14, 2020
  • City launches Violence Intervention Program | Nov.22, 2019
  • APD hits ‘milestone’ in DOJ oversight | Nov. 7, 2019
  • APD Officers Receive Performance Driver Training to Keep Streets Safe, Avoid Dangerous Crashes | Oct. 17, 2019
  • APD, DOJ, city outline progress made on police reform effort | Aug. 21, 2019
  • Albuquerque’s Civilian Police Oversight Board given expanded subpoena power | April 01, 2019
  • City Poll Shows Mayor Keller’s Priorities Reflect City Needs | Nov. 21, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Hosts Town Hall on APD Transformation | Nov.r 13, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announces Sea Change with DOJ Compliance | Nov. 5, 2018
  • Judge gives high marks for reform efforts at APD | Oct. 13, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller: Final Budget Reflects Our Priorities to Fund City’s Most Urgent Needs | May 21, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Outlines Proactive Approach to Address Children’s Safety | May 17, 2018
  • APD recruiting forum hopes to draw from black community | April 9, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Highlights Progress on DOJ Reform | March 15, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announces Legislative Proposals to Immediately Fight Crime | Jan. 18, 2018

Staffing APD

Recruiting and retaining qualified officers is critical to giving APD the staffing level needed to fight crime.

What You Can Do

What We Are Doing

  • Mayor Keller Announces Top Leadership Team for Innovative New Albuquerque Community Safety Department | April 26, 2021
  • Community Joins City Officials for Webinar to Meet Top Candidates for Chief of Police | Jan. 23, 2021
  • Mayor Keller provides update on APD chief search | Jan. 21, 2021
  • Information on Police Chief Search | Jan. 20, 2021
  • APD Interim Chief Medina Strengthens Homicide Unit | Dec. 18, 2020
  • 56 Police Cadets to Soon Join APD | Sept. 29, 2020
  • Mayor Keller’s 2021 Budget Tackles Ongoing Challenges During the Public Health Crisis | Sept. 3, 2020
  • Mayor Tim Keller to Refocus Millions in Public Safety Resources with First-of-Its-Kind Civilian Response Department | June 15, 2020
  • What does 2020 hold for Albuquerque? | Jan. 20, 2020
  • 1-on-1 with APD Chief Mike Geier | Jan. 16, 2020
  • APD launches new recruitment video campaign | Jan. 7, 2020
  • APD adds more homicide detectives | Nov. 18, 2019
  • Albuquerque police increase ticketing at parks after hours | Oct. 8, 2019
  • View the July 2019 APD Recruiting Status Report
  • Keller: ABQ done poaching officers in NM | July 22, 2019
  • APD Adds 19 New Officers as 121st Cadet Class Sworn-In | July 22, 2019
  • APD Adds 7 New Officers as Lateral Class Graduates | June 21, 2019
  • APD leaders graduate from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety | June 3, 2019
  • APD on track to meet recruitment goal of 100 new officers | April 26, 2019
  • APD recruiting forum hopes to draw from black community | April 9, 2019
  • APD Adds 29 New Officers as Lateral Class Graduates | Oct. 16, 2018
  • New Hires Bring Wealth of Outside Public Safety Experience to Albuquerque Police Department | Oct. 15, 2018
  • City of Albuquerque Launches Search for Permanent Police Chief | May 2, 2018
  • APD Names New Leadership to Command Positions | April 9, 2018
  • Keller Administration Outlines Road Map for Hiring More Officers| March 2, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announces James B. Lewis as Senior Advisor for Public Safety | Feb. 25, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announces Legislative Proposals to Immediately Fight Crime | Jan. 18, 2018

Funding Public Safety

As New Mexico’s previewst city, Albuquerque has the potential to impact the rest of the state. Our City’s annual budget is a reflection of our priorities – that’s why we’re working with City Council to make funding public safety the top priority. We also advocate during the year for investments from the State Legislature, the federal government, and others.

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What We Are Doing

  • Mayor Keller, Local Legislators Highlight Major Capital Investment in Albuquerque | April 10, 2021
  • Mayor Keller Proposes Recovery Budget for Albuquerque in Coming Year | April 1, 2021
  • Albuquerque Submits Focused Legislative Priorities to Tackle Public Safety and Homelessness | Jan. 13, 2021
  • Mayor Keller Signs 2021 Adjusted COVID Budget | Nov. 8, 2020
  • Mayor and County Highlight Critical Public Safety Issues for Police and Firefighters | Sept. 16, 2020
  • City Takes Community Input to Help Shape First-of-its-Kind Community Safety Department During Facilitated Input Sessions | Sept. 5, 2020
  • Mayor Keller’s 2021 Budget Tackles Ongoing Challenges During the Public Health Crisis | Sept. 3, 2020
  • Mayor Keller, Councilors Benton and Borrego Unveil $50 Plus Million Investment in Breaking Traffic Gridlock, Making Streets Safer for All Users | Sept. 2, 2020
  • Mayor Tim Keller to Refocus Millions in Public Safety Resources with First-of-Its-Kind Civilian Response Department | June 15, 2020
  • City officials file motion to release APD from some DOJ requirements | Jan. 14, 2020
  • Mayor details APD’s plan to modernize | Jan. 7, 2020
  • Mayor rolls out crime-fighting legislative priorities | Dec. 2, 2019
  • City launches Violence Intervention Program | Nov. 22, 2019
  • Albuquerque’s Legislative Asks Mirror Community Priorities | Nov. 18, 2019
  • City spending $1.75M for park security on infrastructure, APD overtime | Oct. 31, 2019
  • Council approves $280K for ‘party intervention’ | Oct. 21, 2019
  • Mayor Keller addresses crime and homelessness at neighborhood association meeting | Sept. 18, 2019
  • APD Expands Shield Unit to Prepare Cases for Prosecution | June 6, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Sends Community Investments to Voters for Approval | May 1, 2019
  • Park physical improvements such as lighting, fencing and cameras in Mayor’s proposed budget | April 4, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Outlines 2020 Operating Budget Proposal Focused on Public Safety, Jobs, Opportunities for Kids | April 3, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Welcomes City Council Vote on CIP Package | April 1, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, Local Legislators Highlight Investments in Albuquerque Following the Session | March 28, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Outlines Priorities for 2019 Legislative Session | Jan. 15, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Outlines Priorities for 2019 Legislative Session | Dec. 3, 2018
  • Mayor Keller, APD, Partner Organizations Announce City Action Plan to Address Domestic Violence | Oct. 31, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller: NRA Shooting Competition a Bad Fit for Albuquerque | Sept. 14, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller: Final Budget Reflects Our Priorities to Fund City’s Most Urgent Needs | May 21, 2018
  • Mayor Keller’s Budget Prioritizes Public Safety | March 30, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announces Legislative Proposals to Immediately Fight Crime | Jan. 18, 2018

Tactical Programs

We’re focusing our crime-fighting efforts and resources on targeted, strategic tactical operations to make an impact.

Metro 15 Operation

Violence Intervention Program

  • APD’s anti-crime operations make over 500 arrests | Dec. 10, 2020
  • City Takes Community Input to Help Shape First-of-its-Kind Community Safety Department During Facilitated Input Sessions | Sept. 5, 2020
  • Mayor Keller’s 2021 Budget Tackles Ongoing Challenges During the Public Health Crisis | Sept. 2, 2020
  • Mayor Keller Introduces Leaders of Violence Intervention Program | Aug. 18, 2020
  • Keller addresses crime in second state of city address | Jan. 30, 2020
  • Various factors could lead to a life of crime | Jan. 17, 2020
  • Mayor details APD’s plan to modernize | Jan, 7, 2020
  • Mayor rolls out crime-fighting legislative priorities | Dec. 2, 2019
  • City launches Violence Intervention Program | Nov. 22, 2019

Rapid Accountability Program (RAD)

What We Are Doing

  • APD arrests 40 offenders in 34th Anti-Crime Operation | May 11, 2021
  • APD makes multiple arrests in Social Media Drug Operation | May 10, 2021
  • APD arrests 45 offenders in 33rd Anti-Crime Operation | May 3, 2021
  • APD arrests 42 offenders in 32nd Anti-Crime Operation | April 27, 2021
  • APD arrests 55 offenders in 31st Anti-Crime Operation | April 19, 2021
  • APD provides details on Montgomery Corridor – Violent Crime Initiative | April 19, 2021
  • APD arrests 59 offenders in 30th Anti-Crime Operation | April 13, 2021
  • APD arrests 49 offenders in 29th Anti-Crime Operation | April 5, 2019
  • Albuquerque Police release results of citywide Speeding and Racing operations | March 23, 2021
  • APD arrests 66 offenders in 25th Anti-Crime Operation | March 11, 2021
  • APD arrests 59 offenders in 24th Anti-Crime Operation | March 1, 2021
  • APD makes 1,000th arrest in 22nd Anti-Crime Operation | Feb. 18, 2021
  • APD Arrests 80 Offenders in 21st Anti-Crime Operation | Feb. 8, 2021
  • APD Arrests 57 Offenders in 20th Anti-Crime Operation | Feb. 1, 2021
  • APD Arrests 45 Offenders in Weekly Anti-Crime Operation | Jan. 29, 2021
  • APD Arrests 41 Offenders in 18th Anti-Crime Operation | Jan. 25, 2021
  • APD Arrests 45 Offenders in Weekly Anti-Crime Operation | Jan. 18, 2021
  • APD Arrests 37 Offenders in 16th Anti-Crime Operation | Jan. 4, 2021
  • APD highlights efforts to fight property crime, releases results of Holiday Tact Plan | Dec. 29, 2020
  • APD Arrests 46 Offenders in 15th Anti-Crime Operation | Dec. 28, 2020
  • APD Arrests 62 Offenders in 14th Anti-Crime Operation | Dec. 20, 2020
  • Editorial: Kudos to APD and all law enforcement for area crime sweep | Dec. 17, 2020
  • APD Arrests 42 Offenders in 13th Anti-Crime Operation | Dec. 14, 2020
  • Albuquerque police say shootings involving injuries are slowing | Dec. 11, 2020
  • APD Arrests 38 Offenders in 11th Anti-Crime Operation | Nov. 29, 2020
  • APD Conducts ShotSpotter Operation | Nov. 22, 2020
  • APD Arrests 33 Offenders in 10th Anti-Crime Operation | Nov. 21, 2020
  • APD Arrests 34 Offenders in 8th Anti-Crime Operation | Nov. 2, 2020
  • APD Arrests 59 Offenders in 6th Anti-Crime Operation | Oct. 18, 2020
  • APD Arrests 51 Offenders in 5th Anti-Crime Operation | Oct. 3, 2020
  • APD Arrests 151 Offenders in Four Anti-Crime Operations | Sept. 26, 2020
  • APD Conducts Citywide, Proactive-Policing Operation | Aug. 22, 2020
  • Mayor Keller, Chief Geier on Progress in Vigil Murder Case | Aug. 19, 2020
  • APD Highlights Federal Cases | Aug. 5, 2020
  • Mayor Tim Keller to Refocus Millions in Public Safety Resources with First-of-Its-Kind Civilian Response Department | June 15, 2020
  • APD Focuses on Street Racing, Business Burglaries, Ramps Up Party Intervention Team | May 15, 2020
  • Albuquerque Mayor calls out county for refusing to book some suspects in MDC | April 16, 2020
  • City tries new response to ‘down-and-out’ calls | Jan. 31, 2020
  • What does 2020 hold for Albuquerque? | Jan. 20, 2020
  • New program lowering non-emergency calls to AFR, improving response time | Jan. 16, 2020
  • APD launches gun sale background check sting operation | Jan. 14, 2020
  • New APD Facebook page for auto thefts | Jan. 13, 2020
  • City offers de-escalation training for downtown businesses | Dec. 4, 2019
  • New Collaboration Will Train Every City Employee in Crucial Lifesaving Skills | Dec. 3, 2019
  • Officers to patrol ART buses, platforms | Nov. 25, 2019
  • APD horses patrol neighborhood where high-profile murder took place | Nov. 22, 2019
  • City spending $1.75M for park security on infrastructure, APD overtime | Oct. 31, 2019
  • A police golf cart will help beef up security in Nob Hill | Oct. 22, 2019
  • Council approves $280K for ‘party intervention’ | Oct. 21, 2019
  • Property crime low during Balloon Fiesta | Oct. 15, 2019
  • Albuquerque police increase ticketing at parks after hours | Oct. 8, 2019
  • APD’s Balloon Fiesta Safety Operation arrest 7 since start of Fiesta | Oct. 7, 2019
  • APD initiative aims to combat domestic violence | Oct. 2, 2019
  • 39 accused violent offenders arrested during crime-fighting operation in ABQ | Oct. 2, 2019
  • APD officer uses new training skills, resources to help find missing child | Sept. 19, 2019
  • State Fair sees a fair number of arrests | Sept. 19, 2019
  • Study: Behavioral Health related calls decreasing in Albuquerque | Sept. 5, 2019
  • 15 men arrested in prostitution sting | Aug. 29, 2019
  • A Project Called Guardian – Keller, city leaders plan a response to violence | Aug.28, 2019
  • DWI checkpoints increase this weekend for “Saturation Saturday” | Aug.24, 2019
  • APD sees first decline in behavioral health calls in 9 years | Aug. 23, 2019
  • LEAD program kicks off in Albuquerque | Aug.15, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, Chief Geier Boost Community Policing; State Police Identify Longer-Term Assistance Role | June 24, 2019
  • APD Arrests 8 Offenders in Downtown Narcotics Operation | June 8, 2019
  • APD Expands Shield Unit to Prepare Cases for Prosecution | June 6, 2019
  • City’s First Responders Address High Emergency Call Volumes | June 5, 2019
  • Results of Auto Theft Operation at Gathering of Nations | April 30, 2019
  • APD said how officers respond to traffic stops changed after multiple cops were shot | April 23, 2019
  • APD traffic unit looking for speeders as part of crackdown on crime | April 10, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, APD Outline Plan to Address Gun Violence | April 8, 2019
  • FBI, state, city police worked together to target robbers, dealers | April 3, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Outlines 2020 Operating Budget Proposal Focused on Public Safety, Jobs, Opportunities for Kids | April 3, 2019
  • City Removing Nuisance Properties to Restore Safety to Neighborhoods | March 19, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Albuquerque Fire Rescue Implementing Cancer Prevention Procedures for Firefighters | March 16, 2019
  • Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, or LEAD | Feb. 11, 2019
  • APD Highlights Domestic Violence Resources before Holidays | Nov. 21, 2018
  • Mayor Keller, APD, Partner Organizations Announce City Action Plan to Address Domestic Violence | October 31, 2018
  • LEAD program leads to a sharp decrease in heroin-related overdoses | Oct. 12, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Unveils New Downtown Public Safety District | Sept. 12, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller, CAO Sarita Nair Go Undercover with APD to Assess Downtown Safety Challenges | Aug.12, 2018
  • Albuquerque Fire Rescue Deploys H.E.A.R.T | Aug. 8, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller, City Officials Unveil S.H.A.R.P. Program to Clean Up Needles and Syringes | July 30, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Unveils Steps to Curb Gun Violence | June 1, 2018
  • APD Officers Continue to Recover Stolen Vehicles | March 31, 2018
  • Mayor Keller, Councilor Davis Announce Nuisance Action against Sahara Motel to Protect Public Safety | Feb. 26, 2018
  • APD Auto Theft Sting Nets Results | Jan. 30, 2018

Tools and Innovation

We are attacking crime from all sides, which requires modern tactics, data and technology.

What We Are Doing

  • Albuquerque Submits Focused Legislative Priorities to Tackle Public Safety and Homelessness | Jan. 13, 2021
  • Albuquerque police say shootings involving injuries are slowing | Dec. 11, 2020
  • APD Conducts ShotSpotter Operation | Nov. 22, 2020
  • Mayor Keller and Interim Police Chief Harold Medina Highlight ShotSpotter Technology | Oct. 9, 2020
  • APD making progress in DNA backlog | Sept. 23, 2020
  • Mayor and County Highlight Critical Public Safety Issues for Police and Firefighters | Sept. 16, 2020
  • New APD Team Collects Video Evidence, Saving Time for Detectives | Sept. 9, 2020
  • Mayor Keller’s 2021 Budget Tackles Ongoing Challenges During the Public Health Crisis | Sept. 3, 2020
  • Albuquerque Fire Rescue Obtains New Fleet Facility | June 4, 2020
  • APD shows off new police helicopter | Jan. 17, 2020
  • New program lowering non-emergency calls to AFR, improving response time | Jan. 16, 2020
  • New AFR program decreases call volume by 4,000 | Jan. 14, 2020
  • New APD Facebook page for auto thefts | Jan. 13, 2020
  • Mayor details APD’s plan to modernize | Jan. 7, 2020
  • APD launches new recruitment video campaign | Jan. 7, 2020
  • First responders, UNM Hospital equip ambulance with new life-saving technology | Jan. 7, 2020
  • Mayor rolls out crime-fighting legislative priorities | Dec. 2, 2019
  • APD horses patrol neighborhood where high-profile murder took place | Nov. 22, 2019
  • APD seeing success tracking car-chase suspects with GPS system | Nov. 22, 2019
  • Albuquerque’s Legislative Asks Mirror Community Priorities | Nov. 18, 2019
  • A police golf cart will help beef up security in Nob Hill | Oct.r 22, 2019
  • Special traffic light to be installed at busy Albuquerque intersection | Oct. 25, 2019
  • Albuquerque fire stations acquire new safety equipment | Oct. 17, 2019
  • Albuquerque first responders perform life-saving procedure for the first time | Oct. 7, 2019
  • AFR uses new interactive tool to teach fire safety | Sept. 18, 2019
  • Albuquerque Fire Rescue Receives Life Saving Equipment from District 6 City Councilor Pat Davis | Aug. 1, 2019
  • APD Expands Shield Unit to Prepare Cases for Prosecution | June 6, 2019
  • AFR Implements New Bush Truck on Albuquerque’s West Side | May 22, 2019
  • AFR introduces new ‘Rapid Extraction Team’ | May 8, 2019
  • Mayor Keller, APD Outline Plan to Address Gun Violence | April 8, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Outlines 2020 Operating Budget Proposal Focused on Public Safety, Jobs, Opportunities for Kids | April 3, 2019
  • Mayor, Governor, and County Highlight Two Critical Public Safety Issues for Police and Firefighters | April 2, 2019
  • Mayor Tim Keller Outlines Priorities for 2019 Legislative Session | Dec. 3, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Albuquerque Fire Rescue Implementing Cancer Prevention Procedures for Firefighters | Nov. 28, 2018
  • City closer to getting gun intelligence lab | Oct.19, 2018
  • New Hires Bring Wealth of Outside Public Safety Experience to Albuquerque Police Department | Oct. 15, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Requests Council Take Fast Action to Replace Police Helicopter | Sept.5, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Highlights APD Access to Video Cameras Along Central Corridor | Aug. 28, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announced Hawk Signal Near Cleveland Middle School is Up and Running | Aug. 13, 2018
  • Mayor Keller Unveils Steps to Curb Gun Violence | June 1, 2018
  • Mayor Keller and Albuquerque Fire Department: Restructuring the Department | April 20, 2018
  • Mayor, Governor, and County Highlight Two Critical Public Safety Issues for Police and Firefighters | April 2, 2019
  • Mayor Keller Taking Action on Crosswalk of Tragic Accident | March 28, 2018
  • Mayor Tim Keller Announces Legislative Proposals to Immediately Fight Crime | Jan. 18, 2018

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