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.

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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:

  • Paul Sedillo 
  • Graham Bowkett
  • Byron Powdrell
  • David Anderson
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: Roy Turpen ([email protected]) & Francine Lopez ([email protected])


Other Members:

  • Troy Taylor
  • Vicki Williams
  • Cassandra Morrison
  • Kenneth Armijo
  • William Orr
  • Rick Lujan
  • James Santistevan
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: Marsella Duarte ([email protected])

Council Vice-Chair: Jeff Miller ([email protected])

Other Members:

  • Tom Borst
  • Rachel Donovan
  • Stephanie Mack
  • Karen Schwartz
  • Chanda Vigil
  • Jacqueline Cook
  • Terra Bernheisel
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
  • Angel Garcia
  • Chris McDaniel
  • Samuel Nevarez
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:  

Council Vice-Chair: 

Other Members:

  • Wanda Harrison
  • David Reza
  • Andrea Lester Young
  • Joseph Kolozsy
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-Chairs: Rowan Wymark ([email protected]) & Edwina Kiro ([email protected])

Other Members:

  • Tom O'Keefe
  • Jaqueline Ritz
  • Dick Winterbottom
  • Philip Jameson 
  • Matthew Anderson 

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