Community Policing Councils

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.

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Council Goals

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.

Council Membership

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.


Community Policing Council Meetings

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

Register to join a CPC Zoom Meeting.

Area Command Meeting Times Meeting Information Member Information  
Foothills Command Meets 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month.

Holiday Park Community Center
11710 Comanche NE
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Council Chair:  Idalia Lechuga-Tena ([email protected])

Council Vice-Chair: Jeanne Hamrick ([email protected])

Other Members:

  • Sylvia Maser
  • Troy Hill
  • Linda McLaughlin
  • Anthony Rael
  • David Griffin
  • Barbara Lee
  • Mark Orgeron
  • Lynn Thompson
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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 Co-Chairs: 

Vicki Williams ([email protected]

Kenneth Armijo ([email protected])

Other Members:

  • Troy Taylor
  • Cassandra Morrison
  • William Orr
  • Rick Lujan

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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: Karen Schwartz ([email protected])

Council Vice-Chair:Tom Borst ([email protected])

Other Members:

  • Jacqueline Cooke
  • Terra Bernheisel
  • Paul Mondragon
  • Edward Buttner
  • Jeff Miller 
  • Phillip Ramirez

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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: Michael Kruchoski ([email protected])

Council Vice-Chair: Suzy Sanchez Beg ([email protected])

Other Members:

  • Ron Halbgewachs
  • Jeffrey Archuleta
  • Angelo Ragland
  • Chris McDaniel
  • Rohin Galhotra
  • Tyler Richter

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Southwest Command Meets from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.

Central & Unser Library
8081 Central Ave NW

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Council Chair: Wanda Harrison ([email protected])

Council Vice-Chair: Andrea Lester-Young ([email protected]

Other Members:

  • Vicki Lester

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Valley Command Meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month.

Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park
500 Mountain NW
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Council Co-Chair: Rowan Wymark ([email protected]) & Edwina Kiro ([email protected])

Other Members:

  • Tom O'Keefe
  • Jaqueline Ritz
  • Dick Winterbottom
  • Philip Jameson
  • Rudy Garcia

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