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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Anchorage Police Department's "Pathway to Policing" Youth Academy
What does law enforcement do? How do men and women protect an entire city? Have you ever thought about becoming an officer or working at a police department? The APD is hosting a four-day Youth Academy to expose teenagers to the field of law enforcement. In this academy, you’ll learn from the experts and participate in activities that will show you what it’s like being a public safety leader in this community. APD’s “Pathway to Policing” Youth Academy will be held June 4-7, 2018.
You must submit an application for the APD Youth Academy, which is open to any teen who meets the following established criteria:
- Participants must be between the ages of 16 and 19
- Participants must pass a background investigation
- Participants must reside or attend school within the Municipality of Anchorage
- Participants must have parent/guardian permission to participate
Applications will be available on this website from April 16-May 11, 2018. Upon successful completion of the background investigation, attendees will be selected in the order in which their application was received.
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: http://www.joinapd.org/
You can also call the APD Recruitment Team at 907-786-8811 or email APDJobs@muni.org
Located outside of Alaska? Not a problem, we accept out-of-state applicants.
Citizen Police Academy
The Citizens Academy Spring 2018 class is full. Please revisit this website in August 2018 for our Fall Citizens Academy application. The Fall academy is scheduled to begin in September; classes will be held on Wednesday evenings for 13 weeks. (Exact dates TBA)
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...