New APD Smartphone App Aims to Enhance Safety and Communication

The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) introduces its new smartphone app, Atlas One. Atlas One is designed to be more user-friendly and will provide an improved experience for community and police communication and interaction.

Users are asked to first delete the previous APD app from their phones, as it is no longer functional. Then, install the new app by searching for “Atlas One” in your app store, downloading it and creating an account.

You can report non-emergency situations from the app, send messages and receive notification replies to your sent messages. As always, report emergencies by calling 911. To learn more about the new APD app, visit:

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is around the corner. In addition to lots of treats, there are always a few tricks to be aware of, so here are some safety tips for the big night:

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross
  • Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Always walk on well-lit sidewalks and pathways
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  • Decorate costumes with reflective tape or stickers, and choose face paint over masks.
  • If you’re driving, SLOW DOWN, put away your phone, and be especially alert in residential areas
  • Make sure your headlights are on.

PNM Reminds Residents To Be Aware of Home Access Requests

The Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) reminds residents that they will never request access to the inside of a customer’s home. These types of requests may be a scam attempt so be aware. The only time access will be requested is if a customer has scheduled an appointment for services such as a Home Energy Checkup. Electric meter readers will access customer yards, since meters are located outside of homes and residences. If someone claiming to be from PNM requests access to the inside of your home, do not allow them in and call PNM immediately at 1-888-DIAL-PNM (1-888-342-5766.) For more information on PNM Customer Service initiatives, visit:

Pizza With a Cop This Saturday September 2nd

The public is invited to join the officers of the Albuquerque Police Department’s Northwest Area Command this Saturday, September 2 at 10:30 a.m. for Pizza with a Cop. Dion’s Pizza, 4200 Montaño NW will host this community event. This is a great opportunity to meet the officers, share concerns and ask questions, and enjoy complimentary pizza! For more information, contact Pete Gelabert at:

Report Illegal Fireworks By Calling 311 Or Reporting Online

As we head into firework season, remember that you can report illegal firework activity by using the ABQ311 App, which you can download at: You can also make an online report at: If you see a fire, report it immediately by calling 911. If you see any suspicious activity, report it by calling 242-COPS. As well, the 311 Call Center will have the following hours to address firework calls:

  • Friday, June 30: 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturday, July 1: 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Sunday, July 2: 9 a.m. to midnight
  • Monday, July 3: 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Tuesday, July 4: 3 p.m. to midnight