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APD launches Cop on the Corner

The Albuquerque Police Department is launching a new program called “Cop on the Corner” to help build relationships with the communities where officers patrol.

Aug. 17, 2021

The Albuquerque Police Department is launching a new program called “Cop on the Corner” to help build relationships with the communities where officers patrol.

The program will give people the opportunity to attend police field briefings where they can interact with the officers assigned to their neighborhoods. APD has six Area Commands covering the entire city. Officers often start their shifts with field briefings in targeted neighborhoods, business centers and parks to get updates on crime in the area.

“We are committed to community engagement and outreach to the citizens we serve,” said Chief Harold Medina. “This new effort provides a voice to people living in our city and a direct access to officers where they can address issues and concerns.”

In addition to hearing from the public at Cop on the Corner events, officers will gather information about crimes and specific issues related to the area where the briefings are being held. As these briefings will serve as a way to exchange information, it is also an opportunity for officers to provide the public with crime prevention tips and tools.


“This initiative is a stepping stone to continue building strong relationships between our police department and the residents of Albuquerque,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Our community members are invited to have a direct connection with the officers who fight crime in their neighborhoods, and to discuss their concerns and ideas as we face these challenges head on.”

Below is a list of the first Cop on the Corner briefings to be held starting next week:

 

  • Foothills Area Command:
    • Friday 8/20, Faith Court and Chelwood Park to the east of Faith in Christ in Lutheran Church, 6:30 a.m.
    • Friday 8/20, Bianchetti park at Granite and La Charles, 2 p.m.
  • Northeast Area Command:
    • Monday 8/16, Bel Air Park, Carlisle and Phoenix, 6:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday 8/17, 2120 Louisiana NE, 2 p.m.
    • Wednesday 8/18, La Cueva Town Center, parking lot east of Chili’s, 2 p.m.
  • Valley Area Command:
    • Thursday 8/19, Barelas Senior Center, 10:00 a.m.
    • Thursday 8/19, North Valley Senior Center 2:00 p.m.
  • Southeast Area Command:
    • Thursday 8/19, Parking lot of Mesa Verde Park, 6:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday 8/31, Morningside Park, 2 p.m.
  • Southwest Area Command:
    • Wednesday 8/18, Westgate Heights Park, 2 p.m.
    • Thursday 8/19, Westgate Community Center, 6:30 a.m.
  • Northwest Area Command:
    • Wednesday 8/18, Mariposa Park, 6:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday 8/18, West Bluff Park, 2 p.m.

 

The briefings will be posted on the Area Command Websites and on APD’s social media accounts.