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

UAA Justice Center Study on APD Officer Involved Shootings

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A Look at Reported Crime in Anchorage

2012 Crime Statistics

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Get CAUGHT wearing your bicycle helmet on the APD TREAT BEAT!

Sometimes getting a TICKET is a good thing.

This summer, the Anchorage Police Department and the Alaska Injury Prevention Center are partnering with several local businesses to encourage bicycle safety with the APD Treat Beat.  

With this program, uniformed police officers will be on the look-out for kids 15 and younger “CAUGHT” wearing their helmet while riding their bicycle; those who are could be presented with a “TICKET” redeemable for a free ice cream cone from Tastee Freez, a cookie at Great Harvest Bread Co., or a dessert coupon from McDonalds.    

Police officers are often working to ensure the safety of our community by targeting and responding to dangerous situations and behaviors.  The APD Treat Beat approaches public safety and injury prevention from a different angle - by reinforcing good practices and rewarding kids who are wearing their bicycle helmets.  

So please wear your bicycle helmet – it’s not only the law, it could save your life…and thanks to Tastee Freez, Great Harvest Bread Co., and McDonalds you might just get a “TICKET” on the APD Treat Beat!

For more tips and information about bicycle safety, click here.

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. 


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.


What is RAIDS Online?

RAIDS Online is a new crime mapping system designed to keep citizens informed of crime activity in their area. The system maps and analyzes crime data, while alerting Anchorage citizens about crime in the community. Click here for more information about RAIDS Online and how it can help you stay informed about what is happening in our community.      

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

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Thank you for your interest in the Anchorage Police Department's online policies and procedures manual.  It is the goal of the department to make ourselves accessible to the community we serve, and we believe it is important for our citizens to know what they can expect from their police department...(more). 

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...(more) 

Help Name the New APD Charger!

Have you met the newest member of the APD fleet?  Thanks to generous donations from Alaska businesses, APD has a fancy set of new wheels.  Now we are seeking the help of local students in naming the car.  For more information about our new community car, a schedule of upcomming appearances, and how to submit your idea for a name, click here.