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Chief Eden Invited to Speak at National DOJ Summit

Albuquerque Shares Innovative Ideas and Crime-Fighting Solutions with National Leaders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden E. Eden Jr. was invited to be a guest speaker at the National Violent Crime Summit this week in South Carolina. The Violent Crime Summit: Concrete Problems and Concrete Solutions is hosted by the Department of Justice and The Executive Office for United States Attorney in Collaboration with the United States Deputy Attorney General.

 Due to the Albuquerque Police Department’s exceptional efforts to address violent crime in Albuquerque, Chief Eden was asked by United States Attorney of New Mexico to discuss the city’s effective anti-violence strategies and the innovative initiatives implemented by the Department and USAO’s office to help curb crime in Albuquerque.

 “We are experiencing many of the same trends as other communities across the country, and the Albuquerque Police Department is tackling this problem from multiple angles,” Chief Gorden Eden Jr. said. “We have a vast array of knowledge to share with other agencies and are truly leading the nation when it comes to policy reform, training and innovative crime-fighting approaches.”

 Chief Eden presented a discussion titled the “Effect of Repeat Offenders on Communities”, and highlighted the ways which officers are working with law enforcement partners to help combat and deter crime. This includes the joint agency partnership with the USAO’s office which helps prosecute offenders under their ‘Worst of the Worst’ initiative, APD’s extensive use of social media and the Department’s continued community outreach. 

 The summit runs from February 9th-11th. It will include supervisors and violent-crime coordinators from across the country. Chief Eden also hopes to learn from other departments and incorporate some of their successful strategies in Albuquerque.