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Northeast Area Commander

Meet the leadership at the Northeast Area Command.

Cmdr. Joseph Burke

Cmdr. Joe Burke

Joe Burke is the Commander of the Northeast Area Command for the Albuquerque Police Department. Commander Burke has served for more than 20 years in law enforcement, working at the Las Cruces Police Department, the United States Border Patrol, and at Albuquerque Police Department, where he worked in the Field Services Bureau and Investigative Bureau as a front-line officer and supervisor.

Commander Burke earned his bachelor's degree in Biology from Benedictine College (Atchison, KS), and his master's degree from New Mexico State University in Criminal Justice.

In addition to his duties with Albuquerque Police Department, Commander Burke volunteers at Eldorado High School as a 9th grade head football coach, and New Mexico Young American Football League as an assistant coach. He emphasizes to his officers that mentoring and coaching young athletes in the community is essential in producing future leaders. He also urges offices to take advantage of opportunities to give back to the community.

Commander Burke has been married for 20 years to Julie (Broderick) Burke, and they have two children: Joseph and Matthew.