Message from the Chief Gorden Eden, Jr.
Welcome to the Albuquerque Police Department website. The men and women of the Albuquerque Police Department are honored to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Albuquerque and host this interactive website. Having had a history of serving the Albuquerque Community for over 125 years we strive for excellence in meeting the needs of our residents and visitors alike by creating a safe and friendly community. The Albuquerque Police Department is made up of a unique and diverse workforce consisting of over 1560 employees.
With an authorized sworn strength of 1000 officers, the Albuquerque Police Department responds to over 44,000 calls for service on a monthly basis. A call for service is a request, generally made by the public, that requires the presence of a police department employee to help resolve, correct or assist in a particular situation. Calls for service include, but are not limited to, violent crimes, property crimes, domestic disputes and traffic accidents. To view a report concerning the actual number of calls for service we have handled since January 2010 please visit this link.
We are proud of the way in which we interact with the community in our continuing collaborative problem solving efforts. In a concerted effort to be transparent with the community, we strive for excellence in providing all of the requirements necessary from a full service modern police department. We listen to our community and we respond. One of the resources used by the administration of the Police Department is our Public Safety Partnership Committee.
The Public Safety Partnership is a community resource that the police department relies on to assist us in understanding the needs and expectations of the community. The partnership assists in the identification of community needs, issues and concerns and then in the solutions associated in the remediation of these problem areas. This unique partnership ensures that we remain in concert with the public in achieving our primary goal of providing a community where our citizens are safe from crime.
Please explore the many facets of the APD website and please feel free to contact either my office or any of the members of my executive team with your comments, concerns and/or suggestions. By working together we can ensure not only a safe community, but also a responsive and proficient police department both today and in the future.
Assistant Chief of Police
The Assistant Chief of Police oversees the Field Service Majors, the Field Service Bureau and the Professional Accountability Bureau. The Professional Accountability Bureau consists of the Behavioral Sciences Division, Internal Affairs Division and Communications.
Special Services Bureau Deputy Chief
The goal of the Special Services Bureau is to provide effective and efficient support services to the Department through the preservation of peace and order; the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders; the protection of person and property, the performance of the
multitude of tasks relating to public welfare and safety. The bureau oversees Special Operations, Metro Traffic, Open Space and the Academy.
Investigative Bureau Deputy Chief
The Investigative Bureau consists of the detectives who investigate property crimes, violent crimes, narcotics violations, and organized criminal activity. This bureau also includes the Family Advocacy Center, Crisis Intervention Team and the Metropolitan Forensic Science Center, commonly known as the Crime Lab
Field Services Bureau
Field services majors oversee the Field Services Bureau and Operations Review Section. The majors collaborate with one another and divide responsibility between east and west area commands. The Major at the APD Academy serves as the director of training for the deparment.
Tim Gonterman: Field Services East
Arturo Gonzalez: Field Services West
Jessica Tyler: Professional Accountability Bureau