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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.

Location: 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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APD Offers Public Crime Mapping System

The online crime mapping system is a great way to know about reported crime in your area. Whether you are involved in your community council, a neighborhood watch group or Nextdoor, Community Crime Map allows you to see what kinds of crimes are occurring in your community.

To check out the online APD Crime Mapping site visit:

Interested in Becoming an Officer?

The Anchorage Police Department is hiring for its Spring 2017 Officer Academy. 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.

Go on an Officer Ride Along!

Want to see firsthand what being a police officer on the streets of Anchorage is like ? You can go on a ride along with an officer. You must be 18 years of age and pass a background check. To download and submit an officer ride along application click here.

Meet APD's Cyber Crime Fighting K9 "Odie"

The Anchorage Police Department and the Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force are pleased to announce an incredible new tool to its staff – a four-legged, food and pet lover that plans to combat crime with his nose! APD is the first law enforcement agency in the state of Alaska to have an Electronic Storage Device (ESD) Detection K9. Read more here...ESD Detection K9 Video

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

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Chief Christopher Tolley joins the Anchorage Police Department in October of 2015 bringing more than 30 years of public service in law enforcement experience to the department. In addition to being Chief of Police, Tolley is a husband, father and neighbor. Chief Tolley looks forward to working with our residents to grow our police force and implement community policing to create a safe, secure and strong community.

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) 

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APD is hiring!  Click here for more information about starting an exciting and rewarding career in public safety with the Anchorage Police Department.

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