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Anchorage Police Department Mission Statement

The Anchorage Police Department's Mission is to protect and serve our community in the most professional and compassionate manner possible.

Updated PERF Study on APD Staffing

Click here to see study conducted by Police Executive Research Forum and recommendations on staffing levels for APD Officers.

UAA Justice Center Study on APD Officer Involved Shootings

Click here to view the most recent UAA study on APD Officer Involved Shootings.

A Look at Reported Crime in Anchorage

UCR Data for 2014

APD Policies & Procedures

Online Manual

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.

APD News

Get Text and Email Alerts from APD!

NIXLE allows you to receive information from the Anchorage Police Department - either via text, email, or web. Know about major road closures, public safety incidents and what your police department is up to. Click here to sign up today!

Application Period for Fall Officer Academy Open

The Anchorage Police Department is currently hiring officers for the Fall 2016 Officer Academy. We hope you will consider joining one of the best law enforcement agencies in the country! For more information on the application and testing process visit:  

You can also call the APD Recruitment Team at 907-786-8811 or email 

Located outside of Alaska? Not a problem, we accept out-of-state applicants.

Meet APD's New K9 "Odie"

The Anchorage Police Department and the Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force are pleased to announce an incredible new tool to its staff – a four-legged, food and pet lover that plans to combat crime with his nose! APD is the first law enforcement agency in the state of Alaska to have an Electronic Storage Device (ESD) Detection K9. The two-year-old yellow male lab is named Gleeson Odin (aka “Odie”). Read more here...

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!

Marijuana Regulations

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.

    • Police Department
    • Chief of Police : Christopher Tolley
    • 4501 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907 786-8500

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Chief Christopher Tolley joins the Anchorage Police Department in October of 2015 bringing more than 30 years of public service in law enforcement experience to the department. In addition to being Chief of Police, Tolley is a husband, father and neighbor. Chief Tolley looks forward to working with our residents to grow our police force and implement community policing to create a safe, secure and strong community.

Plan Ahead - Don't Drive Impaired 

There are many alternatives for getting home safe; driving impaired is NOT one of them!  If you know you will be drinking, have a plan for NOT driving. Click here for a list of programs to consider as you make plans to keep yourself and our community safe.

Make a Difference - Join the Team!

APD is hiring!  Click here for more information about starting an exciting and rewarding career in public safety with the Anchorage Police Department.