Northwest Area Command

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

Contact Info

Phone: 505-768-4850

Contact the Northwest Area Command.

Substation Location

Michael King and Richard Smith Memorial Substation
10401 Cibola Loop NW

View Substation map.

Substation Hours

  • Phone Inquiries Only: 8-10 a.m.
  • Walk-Ins & Phone Inquiries: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Crime Stats

Monthly Crime Stats 2021

Monthly Crime Stats 2020

Area Command Comparisons

City-Wide Crime Stats

Crime Definitions

Town Halls

Watch Northwest Town Hall- May 2021

Upcoming Events

View upcoming events for the command.

Welcome to the Northwest Area Command.

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

About the Northwest Area

The Northwest Area is bordered by Albuquerque city limits to the west and north, the west bank of the Rio Grande to the east, and Interstate 40 to the south.

Map: Northwest Area Command

Meet the Commander

A JPEG of Commander Arturo Sanchez Head Shot.

The Northwest Area Command is overseen by Commander Arturo Sanchez.

Commander Arturo Sanchez started with the Albuquerque Police Department in 2001 after lateraling from Roanoke City, Virginia, where he started his law enforcement career.  He worked as an officer in Field Services Bureau (FSB) until 2008 in Southeast, Valley, Foothills and Southwest Area Commands. During that time, he served as a field training officer, Emergency Response Team (ERT) Officer, Crisis Intervention Officer, Gang Suppression Officer, and was an Impact Detective in the Southeast Area Command.

Learn more about the Northwest Area Command leadership.


October 2021 Newsletter

Councilor Borrego, delivers hot dogs and coffee cake to District 5, COA Public Safety employees. Councilor Borrego, delivers hot dogs and coffee cake to District 5, COA Public Safety employees this morning. Showing her appreciation for their work in keeping our community safe! Please see Councilor Borrego Facebook for more information.

Upcoming Events: Northwest Area Command

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