How Can We Help You?


Police Department

Follow APD:

Anchorage Crime Mapping

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

Know What is Happening in Your Neighborhood
 - APD Launches New Crime Mapping System

The Anchorage Police Department is pleased to announce the public launch of a new crime mapping system called RAIDS Online 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. RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the Anchorage Police Department’s records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app. To learn how to use RAIDS Online, a video tutorial is available on APD's Youtube Feed here.

RAIDS Online Mobile App

The RAIDS Online Mobile App is available for FREE in the App Store. Using the App, you can click on an incident for more information or display a hotspot map based on the crimes that are currently in display. Users can also sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email any recent crime activity  daily, weekly or monthly.

Receive Public Safety Information Through NIXLE

Get up-to-date information from the Anchorage Police Department by email & text message.

Now, in addition to providing public information through Facebook and Twitter, APD will be creating and publishing messages through the NIXLE Community Information service. NIXLE will then deliver this information to you instantly via text, email and/or web message.  Notifications can also be accessed online via NIXLE's website.

Example messages may include alerts, police activity, and traffic advisories, as well as other relevant safety and community information.

Sign up today - and then tell all your friends!  There is no cost to this service, and the more people sign up the more effective our public communications will be!


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

 Latest APD News

 Related Links

 External Links


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)