A Message from APD Chief Mew
On behalf of the Anchorage Police Department I’d like to welcome you to our webpage. The Anchorage Police Department’s Mission states that we are “to protect and serve our community in the most professional and compassionate manner possible.” I am proud to lead the men and women of the Anchorage Police Department who not only take pride in our mission and the community we serve, but strive to continually improve the quality of life for the citizens. After all, the public has justifiable expectations that the police should make citizens feel secure in their community.
The Anchorage Police Department has developed and implemented a long range blueprint for taking the Department through the next five years. This Strategic Plan not only provides a continued direction of the objectives of the Department, but also a gauge by which we can measure ourselves on a yearly basis. This year we continue to endeavor in our long range goals, while at the same time working hard to meet the immediate needs of a deserving community. As in the previous years, the philosophy of community policing is a priority. It is a philosophy of a true police and community collaboration. We must initiate and maintain relationships between the citizens and the police department. If we are successful, we stand a better chance of maintaining safe neighborhoods for this generation and those to come.
Mark Mew, Chief of Police