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Mayor Tim Keller, Chief Harold Medina Announce Expansion of Public Safety Command in Southeast Albuquerque

New facility will provide public safety access, support for surrounding neighborhoods.

ion of the area command in Southeast Albuquerque. The investment will improve community policing capability in the International District.

The new APD SE Area Command addition includes a new single story 8,020 square foot building adjacent to the existing facility. Once completed officers will utilize new offices, holding cells and other APD support activities to better serve the community in the Southeast part of town.

“When we came in, Albuquerque was at a crossroads for public safety. Rising crime had been ignored for a decade while officer numbers dropped and infrastructure was neglected. That was especially true in long-underserved areas like the Southeast,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We’ve made investments in public safety our top priority from day one. This expansion moves us one step closer to making sure residents in this area don’t have to wait longer than anyone else for a public safety response when they need it.”

“The Southeast Area Command is our busiest and covers the largest portion of the city, yet it’s the smallest of all our area command facilities,” said APD Chief Harold Medina. “This expansion will allow for more space and much needed resources for our officers to better serve the community.”

The $4.1 million project is being managed by the Department of Municipal Development (DMD) and funded with money from the 2015, 2017 and 2019 General Obligation Bond funds. Designed by Hartman & Majewski Design Group with construction by Weil Construction. The expanded SE Area Command will be in service in the fall of 2021.