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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.

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

2012 Crime Statistics

Welcome to the Anchorage Police Department

Now Accepting Applications for the Anchorage Police Department 2015-1 Citizens Academy

Are you interested in learning more about your Anchorage Police Department?  The APD Citizens Academy provides a valuable opportunity to learn more about your community and explore the landscape of local law enforcement.

The following topics are those that are typically covered during the Citizen Police Academy.  Each class consists of two topics taught by police officers, detectives, or other personnel in their various fields of expertise:

  • Cyber Crime
  • Fraud & Financial Crime
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Child Abuse & Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Homicide Investigations & Evidence Collection
  • DWI
  • Traffic Investigations
  • Drug Investigations
  • Vice Crimes
  • Gangs in Anchorage
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Firearm Safety
  • Recruiting & Police Careers

Click here for more information about the APD Citizen's Academy and to download an application for the 2015-1 term.

Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains

The Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains' Ministry was recently recognized by the Anchorage Assembly for its long-standing service and commitment to our community. 

During both times of crisis and peace, the chaplains are there lending support to both first responders and the community. Please join us in congratulating the Alaska Police and Fire Chaplain' Ministry for its recent recognition, and help us thank the individuals who participate in this important program for their continued dedication and service on behalf of our community.

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.