Northwest Area Command Hosting Two Community Events This Week

The Northwest Area Command of the Albuquerque Police Department is hosting two community events this week and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

  • Taco with a Cop, Thursday, July 28 at 12:00 noon, Walgreens, 3400 Coors NW
  • Pizza with a Cop, Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m., Dion’s at Coors and Montaño

These are great opportunities to meet the officers of the NW Area Command, enjoy some good food, and share your concerns. For more information, contact Pete Gelabert at:

Coffee with a Cop March 22nd


March 22, Tuesday, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

It will be hosted by Mr. Omar Dawood, owner of Donut Mart located at 3301 Coors NW.
This is your opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the Police Officers in your community!

APD NW November Newsletter

Commander Sanchez Corner

I hope that everyone enjoyed the first full month of fall. We continued to conduct “Cop on a Corner” briefings throughout the area command. Although we have seen some involvement from the community we would like to see more of you come out to meet our officers. These
events will give you the opportunity to attend police field briefings where you can interact with the officers assigned to your neighborhoods and provide in part information and ask questions. The briefings will serve as a way to exchange information. It is also an opportunity for officers to provide you with crime prevention tips and tools. We will be sending out flyers with the locations and times of our next two events.

During the month of October we saw some decrease on our aggravated assaults
from our previous month, however, our robberies do continue to rise. Overall we
do continue to see increases in our violent crimes. However, we also had another
decrease on our overall numbers for property crimes. We saw an increase in burglaries of storage units and are working on operations to address those.

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APD NW Area Command September 2021 Newsletter

First, I would like to say I am glad to be the commander for the Northwest Area Command, and thank you for
the support you have provided to the area command
and officers. A little about me, I started with the
Albuquerque Police Department in 2001 after serving two years as an officer in Roanoke City, Virginia, where I started my law enforcement career. Over the course of my career at APD I worked as an officer in Field Services Bureau (FSB) until 2008 in Southeast, Valley, Foothills and Southwest Area Commands. I was promoted to sergeant in 2008 and to lieutenant in 2014, where I supervised teams in FSB in multiple area commands. In 2018 I was promoted to commander and spent the last three years in the Special Operations Division (SOD).

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Commander Arturo Sanchez