Welcome to the Anchorage Police Department
APD Main Number: 907-786-8900
For an emergency, please call 911
For a non-emergency (something that does not require an officer to immediately respond), please call 907-786-8900 and press "0" to speak with a dispatcher.
The Anchorage Police Department is located at 4501 Elmore Road.
Our lobby is open Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Our lobby is closed municipal holidays.
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Application Period for Fall Officer Academy to Open Soon
The Anchorage Police Department anticipates opening the application period for the Fall 2016 Officer Academy in mid-April. An official date will be posted as soon as its available. We hope you will consider joining one of the best law enforcement agencies in the country! Our training center is outstanding and helps prepare recruits to become successful officers that make a difference. For more information on the application and testing process visit:
You can also call the APD Recruitment Team at 907-786-8811 or email APDJobs@muni.org
Located outside of Alaska? Not a problem, we accept out-of-state applicants.
Spring Break Youth Academy a Success
The Anchorage Police Department hosted its second Youth Academy during Spring Break in March of 2016. We had 30 local high school juniors and seniors come learn about the Anchorage Police Department and the variety of units and jobs the department performs. The department anticipates hosting two more Youth Academies this year (one at the end of summer and late fall). Stay tuned for more details!
On February 24, 2015 recreational use of Marijuana became legalized in the State of Alaska under certain regulations. "Know Your Grow" aims to inform citizens and visitors of the Municipality of Anchorage of what they can and cannot do with marijuana within the municipality. It is still illegal to buy or sell marijuana in the Municipality of Anchorage. The State of Alaska and the Municipality of Anchorage will continue to develop laws and regulations on the production, sale, and use of marijuana. Please check this website for regulation updates.
Check Out a Night on Patrol
Officer Barry Hetlet provides a glimps of what he sees as a mid-shift patrol officer with the Anchorage Police Department in this segment of Alcohol & Me from the Anchorage Daily News.