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Southwest Area Command

Southwest Area Command Substation will be back to normal hours of Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Contact Info

Phone: 505-831-4705

Contact the Southwest Area Command.

Substation Location

Shawn McWethy Memorial Substation
6404 Los Volcanes NW

View Substation map.

Crime Stats

Monthly Crime Stats 2021-2022

Area Command Comparisons

City-Wide Crime Stats

Crime Definitions

Town Halls

Watch Southwest Town Hall- May 11, 2021

Upcoming Events

View upcoming events for the command.

Welcome to the Southwest Area Command.

The officers and staff of the Southwest Area Command of the Albuquerque Police Department are here to serve our community.

About the Southwest Area

The Southwest Area is bordered by Interstate 40 the north, the Rio Grande to the east, the South Valley to the south, and Albuquerque city limits to the west.


2023 April Newsletter

2023 March Newsletter

2023 February Newsletter

2023 January Newsletter

2022 December Newsletter

2022 August Newsletter

2022 June Newsletter

Albuquerque Community Safety Response Overview

Review our ACS Response Overview PowerPoint

Learn more about the ACS Department 

Additional Resources

File Police Report Online

Telephone Reporting

Family Community Services

Map: Southwest Area Command

Meet the Commander

Headshot of Lt. Rene Barraza

The Southwest Area Command is overseen by Commander René Barraza.

After completing Albuquerque Police Department’s 81st Cadet Class on June 30, 2000 he was sworn in as an Albuquerque Police Officer and has served this community for more than 22 years.

Commander Barraza has served in the Field Services Bureau, in the Special Operations Bureau, and the Field Training and Evaluation Program as a Field Training Sergeant and Field Training Lieutenant.  He received a promotion to the rank of Lieutenant in 2018 where he gladly accepted the assignment as the dayshift Watch Commander in the Southeast Area Command until he was selected as the Commander for the Southwest Area Command.  

Learn more about the Southwest Area Command leadership.

Upcoming Events: Southwest Area Command

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