Lock. Remove. Conceal. So Thieves Don't Steal.
Practicing good prevention can go a long way toward thwarting criminal behavior, and with a recent upswing in thefts and vehicle break-ins, the APD Theft Unit is asking for the public’s help. To decrease the chances of falling victim to a vehicle break-in, here are a few important tips to keep in mind:
- Stay Alert and aware of what's going on around you.
- Always lock your car, even if leaving for only a short time.
- Remove all valuables from your car.
- If you must leave valuables, conceal them to ensure they are not visible.
- Remember: Bags, backpacks, briefcases, sunglasses, clothing, keys,gym bags, electronics, purses, wallets, and small change
are all tempting to a thief.
- Always park in a well-lighted area.
- If you see anything suspicious, call the Anchorage Police
Department immediately at 786-8900 or 911 in an
Keeping our City Safe
On a daily basis, residents of our community provide Anchorage Police with valuable--and sometimes life-saving—assistance. Whether it’s stepping up during times of emergency, calling 911 to report a dangerous driver, or simply practicing good crime prevention principles, the contributions of our citizens are vital as we work together for a safer Anchorage.
Please join us for a video tribute as we express our appreciation to you, our Partners in Public Safety.
APD Promotes Four Officers to Sergeants
The Anchorage Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of four officers to sergeants. Each newly promoted sergeant will lead and support their fellow officers, while continuing to protect and serve our city with integrity and compassion. Congratulations to Sgt. Josh Nolder, Sgt. Luis Soto, Sgt. Ryan McNamara and Sgt. Mark Bakken.
(Photo Left to Right: Sgt. Josh Nolder, Sgt. Luis Soto, Sgt. Ryan McNamara and Sgt. Mark Bakken.)