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City Seeks Community Input for Next APD Chief

Community can now respond to online survey to weigh in

Nov. 16, 2020

The City of Albuquerque is seeking community input for the Albuquerque Police Department’s next police chief with a new online survey. Mayor Tim Keller launched a national search for Chief of Police in October, and the City is in the process of collecting community input for APD’s top job.

The City’s contracted specialist, Herb Crosby, along with city staff have been meeting virtually with community members and organizations to gather input as the search continues. The City is seeking input from the broader Albuquerque community through a survey option available on the City’s website at or you can access it here.

“It’s important to reach out to as many residents as possible about what they would like to see in the next Police Chief,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We want to select the right person for the job to continue the fight against violent crime, while walking hand-in-hand with our community to restore trust.”

Community input through virtual meetings will continue through the end of this month, and the survey will be open for the remainder of the month as well. The search committee has held 22 community meetings already.

The job posting for the APD Police Chief can be viewed here.