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Northeast Area Commander

Meet the leadership at the Northeast Area Command.

A JPEG of Paul Duran, Northeast Area Commander

Cmdr. Paul Duran

Paul Duran is the Commander of the Northeast Area Command for the Albuquerque Police Department. Commander Duran has served with the Albuquerque Police Department for over 23 years in various capacities. He has worked in Field Services throughout all area commands as a front-line officer and supervisor, and has worked in the Criminal Investigations Division, most recently as the Commander. Commander Duran is also a veteran of the United States Army.

Commander Duran holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and a degree of, Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security. Commander Duran is also a graduate of Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command.

Commander Duran also served as the Police and Communities Together Lieutenant in the Southeast Area Command. He remains committed to the belief that collaboration with community members to develop policies and strategies in communities and neighborhoods aimed at reducing crime will develop an everlasting relationship and One Albuquerque. With challenge comes opportunity and Commander Duran welcomes any community engagement. “It is not just about the destination, but also the journey.”