City Seeks Community Input For Next APD Chief

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The City of Albuquerque is seeking community input for the Albuquerque Police Department’s (APD) next police chief with a new online survey. The City’s contracted specialist, Herb Crosby, along with city staff have been meeting virtually with community members and organizations to gather input as the search continues. The City is seeking input from the broader Albuquerque community through a survey option at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X63L3P2. Community input through virtual meetings will continue through the end of this month, and the survey will be open for the remainder of the month as well. The search committee has held 22 community meetings already. The job posting for the APD Police Chief can be viewed here.

Community Policing Council Meetings Happening Virtually

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Have you been wanting to get more involved with your Community Policing Council (CPC)? Now is a great time to participate. All CPC meetings take place online, so it’s a safe way for you to be part of helping develop policy and procedures for the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). For a complete listing of all CPCs citywide and when they host their meetings, visit: http://www.cabq.gov/cpoa/community-policing-council/community-policing-council

Harden Your Home and Vehicles as Targets For Thieves

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Simple steps to make your property “a tough nut to crack.”

Crime studies have shown time and time again that burglars prefer easy targets – ones they can get in and out of quickly. They avoid harder targets, like well-lit homes with a security system in use, homes with nosy neighbors or security cameras watching, and those that give appearance that someone is home. Here are some simple steps to keep thieves from giving your home a second look:

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Neighborhood Public Safety Service

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Pete Gelabert, Crime Prevention Specialist, NW Area Command

I have been receiving video surveillance footage from the Ring Alert Neighborhood Public Safety Portal. This information is given to officers to assist in auto burglary investigations. The video shows individuals walking around looking into vehicles, in an attempt to steal any type of valuables left inside the vehicles. Incidents are occurring late at night. If you see any one walking around in your neighborhood looking into vehicles, please dial 242-COPS. An officer will be dispatched to investigate. For ways to protect yourself, I have attached auto burglary and auto theft prevention tips.

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