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APD Clears Over 2,000 Felony Warrants

Operations expanding to get more violent offenders off the streets

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, the Albuquerque Police Department gave an update on the results of recent warrant operations and provided details on plans to continue these efforts. Since the beginning of 2023, APD has cleared over 2,000 felony warrants in Albuquerque.


“As we saw on Saturday, dangerous offenders are getting out of jail and putting our residents at risk,” said Chief Harold Medina. “We are seeing results from the aggressive enforcement and efforts from our officers but we have more to do, and we have to act with urgency.”


APD is seeing positive results from weekly warrant roundups. The numbers below are from operations January through May, 2023:

  • Felony Warrant Arrests: 1,168
  • Felony Arrests: 570
  • Misdemeanor Warrant Arrests: 275
  • Misdemeanor Arrests: 72
  • Recovered Stolen Vehicles: 66
  • Seized Firearms: 54


Through Mayor Keller’s Metro Crime Initiative, $10 million was secured during the 2023 legislative session to help fund overtime for operations like these statewide. APD investigators will be changing their schedules to allow for an entire day each week to focus on warrants or apprehensions. 


“If you have a warrant for a violent crime in Albuquerque, APD is coming for you,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Our officers are systematically tackling the warrant backlog because we can’t afford to keep violent offenders on our streets and threatening the safety our community.”


During the press conference, APD announced that during the first four months of the year, Albuquerque saw decreases in the following crimes:

  • Robbery is down by 53%
  • Homicides are down by 20%
  • Auto Theft is down by 16% and
  • Burglaries are down by 18%