Welcome to the Anchorage Police Department
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 be holding an officer academy this fall, slated to begin at the end of October. The officer application period closes June 30, 2015. 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.
New Year Message from APD Chief Mew
"The photograph to the right is one of my favorites. My daughter gave me a framed copy of it over the holidays, and today I was proud to hang it in my office. I have thought a lot about this image in the last couple of weeks, and a lot about policing in America as it is presently portrayed..." Read more here
Photograph by William C. Beall, Washington Daily News, 1957
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.
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