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Opportunities to Provide Community Input on APD Chief Search

Mayor Keller outlines opportunities to provide input on the new APD Chief search

ALBUQUERQUE – Residents are encouraged to provide input to city leaders about the search for a permanent Chief of the Albuquerque Police Department. There are several ways to provide input, including submitting online comments or attending community meetings and listening sessions throughout the city.

The link to the online feedback form is here: Chief of Police Community Feedback

In partnership with APD Forward, a community coalition advocating for reforms at APD, there will be a listening session about the Chief search on Saturday, May 19 at the Albuquerque Convention Center (time TBD).  

“We’re reaching out to the community and asking you to weigh in on your police department and leadership,” stated Mayor Tim Keller. “We encourage neighborhood leaders, local businesses and folks from all walks of life to come together as we work to tackle crime from all sides.”

All six Community Policing Councils will also devote time during the next three weeks to discuss the search for a permanent Chief, and options for providing input. The Councils are run by residents living in each of APD’s Area Commands. In addition to learning about the Chief search, residents are encouraged to find out more about participating in their Community Policing Council.

Dates for the Community Policing Council meetings are below:

Tuesday, May 8 – Northeast

            Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

            Location: North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE

Wednesday, May 9 – Southwest

            Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Alamosa Community Center, 6900 Gonzales SW

Monday, May 14 – Foothills

            Time: 6:00 – 7:50 p.m.

Location: Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche NE

Wednesday, May 16 – Northwest

            Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

            Location: Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina NW

Thursday, May 17 – Southeast

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Cesar Chavez Community Center, 7505 Kathryn SE

Thursday, May 24 – Valley

            Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park, 500 Mountain NW