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Albuquerque Police Department Unveils New Application for Smart Phones

New Community Engagement Application Will Further Transparency and Community Policing
June 02, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Residents will now be able to access Albuquerque Police Department services in  new and innovative ways. The City of Albuquerque continues to expand its technological advancements and is launching a new mobile application for smart phones. The community engagement application “ABQ Police” will allow residents to file non-emergency police reports, receive community alerts, submit live crime tips, and even access real-time crime information.

Mayor Richard J. Berry and Police Chief Gorden E. Eden Jr. believe the new app increases communication between law enforcement and the community. It also gives residents access to the department at their fingertips.   

Albuquerque remains on the forefront of implementing digital and smartphone technology. Albuquerque has been recognized by the Center for Digital Government as a top-10 digital city since 2013; ranking number 6 in the nation in 2016. In May 2017, Governing Magazine and Living Cities ranked Albuquerque the nation’s top resident-involved city. ABQ Police is another example of the City’s leadership in use of technology to engage our community and improve our quality of life.

Developed by MobilePD, the ABQ Police application can be downloaded for free. MobilePD has created apps for cities like Baltimore, MD, Austin, TX, and Portland, OR. The app also allows residents to send photos, and information concerning crimes anonymously and even submit tips directly to Crime Stoppers for possible rewards.


 Features Include:

  • Alerts: Missing Children, Traffic Advisories, Police Activity
  • Crime Maps: Real-time Crime Data and Information
  • APD News: Coffee with a Cop Events, Community Policing Council Updates, Wanted Subjects, Crime Trend Information
  • Direct Access to Crime Stoppers
  • Report non-emergency Crimes: Auto Theft, Home Burglary, Child Abuse, Suspicious Activity
  • File a Report: Traffic Accidents, Auto Burglary, Theft, Vandalism
  • Connect with APD: Find Station Locations/Phone Numbers, Access Twitter, Facebook and YouTube without a personal account
  • File a Commendation or Complaint Concerning an Officer

Residents can download the free app at the iOS App Store and Google Play Marketplace.

 Reminder: The App is intended for non-emergency reporting and communication. All emergencies should be reported to 911 directly.