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Community Policing Council

Information about the Community Policing Council.

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About Community Policing Councils

Community Policing Councils are designed to foster better policing and community practices and community-police relationships. The six Community Policing Councils in Albuquerque coincide with the six Albuquerque Police area commands.

The goal of each Community Policing Council is to engage in candid, detailed and meaningful dialogue between Albuquerque Police and the citizens they serve. Councils are independent from the City and Department. They are encouraged to formally recommend changes to Albuquerque Police Department policies and procedures. They are also asked to make recommendations and identify concerns, problems, successes and opportunities within each area command and for the department as a whole.

Each of the six Community Policing Councils is composed of members from the community and voting members. Voting members must reside within or have businesses within the boundaries of their area command.

All attendees (members) are encouraged to submit recommendations, provide input concerning recommendations, ask questions and submit topics for discussion.

Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

Community Policing Council Meetings

Note: Community Policing Council meeting times and locations can change.

Area Command Meeting Times Meeting Information Member Information
Foothills Command Meets 6 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Holiday Park Community Center
11710 Comanche NE
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Council Chair: Rod Kontny
([email protected])
Other Members:
  • Ralph Butler
  • David Barbour
  • Mark Burton
  • Joe Abbin
  • Kathy Brown
Northeast Command Meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel NE
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Council Chair: Eric Olivas
([email protected])
Other Members:
  • Brennan Williams
  • Dorothy Woodward
  • Troy Taylor
  • Bettina Eklund
  • Tom Earhorn
  • Ane Romero
Northwest Command Meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month Don Newton - Taylor Ranch Community Center
4900 Kachina NW
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Council Chair: Eric Jackson
([email protected])
Other Members:
  • Jill Greene
  • Judy Kanester
  • Eric Nixon
  • Tom Borst
  • Yolanda Sanchez
Southeast Command Meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Cesar Chavez Community Center
7505 Kathryn SE
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Council Chair: Ron Halbgewachs ([email protected])
Other Members:
  • Todd Kersting
  • Caroline Monie
  • Frank Earnst
  • Michael Kruchoski
  • Jeffrey Archuleta
  • Paula Metzner
  • Kathleen Burke
  • Ron Goldsmith
Southwest Command Meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. Alamosa Community Center
6900 Gonzales SW

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Council Interim Chair: Michael Zocholl ([email protected])
Other Members:
  • Jan Lapitz
  • Larry Lapitz
  • Don Burns
  • John Russo
Valley Command Meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month. Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park
500 Mountain NW
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Council Interim Chair: Rowan Wymark ([email protected])
Other Members:
  • Lava Sheets
  • Edwina Kiro