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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Upcoming Youth Academy During Spring Break
The Anchorage Police Department is hosting its second Youth Academy during the week of Spring Break (March 14- 17) for local high school juniors and seniors. The APD Youth Academy will expose teens to the field of law enforcement and will include presentations on gangs, school resource officers, K9, drug investigations, investigating a crime scene, dispatch and much more. The academy is for 16 to 18-year-olds who attend high school within the Municipality of Anchorage. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016.
To apply to the Youth Academy, please download and fill out the: Application Form.
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.
We Are Hiring Officers!
Do you have the courage to make a difference in your community? The Anchorage Police Department will have an officer academy in late Spring of 2016. The officer application period for this academy is open right now. For more information on the application and testing process visit: http://www.joinapd.org/
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.
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.