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Southwest Area Commander

Meet the leadership at the Southwest Area Command.

Cmdr. Joseph Burke

Commander Timothy Espinosa

Commander Timothy Espinosa began his career with the Albuquerque Police Department in 2002.  He proudly served alongside the uniformed Field Services Bureau men and women for the majority of his career, on patrol and interacting with the community.  He also served as a Field Training Officer, in the Technical Services Unit and the Emergency Response Team.

A native “Burqueno”, Commander Espinosa grew up in Albuquerque. He attended Manzano High School, and continued his education at New Mexico Highlands University, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  He recently graduated from the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command. 

Commander Espinosa is dedicated to Community Policing.  He is a strong supporter of conducting community outreach activities in the Southwest Area Command, especially opportunities to strengthen communication and trust with children and teens.  Commander Espinosa has championed programs like, Adopt-a-School, Reading in the Park and a new partnership with West Mesa High School.

Commander Espinosa encourages community members to reach out to him and share their thoughts, ideas and concerns.