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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.

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Accepting Applications for Fall APD Citizens Academy

The Anchorage Police Department is hosting its annual Citizens Police Academy beginning September 2 through December 2, 2015.  The program is designed to promote and enhance citizen understanding and awareness of the role of the Anchorage Police Department within our community. The academy is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Applications are due August 14, 2015. Click here for an application.

August APD Youth Academy is Full!

APD is hosting a week-long, Youth Academy to expose teenagers to the field of law enforcement the first week of August.  In this academy, teens will learn from the experts and participate in activities that will show our youth what it’s like being a public safety leader in our community. The academy is for 16 to 18-year-olds who attend high school within the Municipality of Anchorage. We hope to host another academy later this fall, so stay tuned for more information.

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.

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 has already closed for this academy. However, APD plans to open the application period for a Spring 2016 Academy this August. 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.


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 : Mark Mew
    • 4501 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907 786-8500

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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) 

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.