Block Captain Conference Goes Virtual in 2021

The Albuquerque Police Department’s (APD) annual Block Captain Conference is going virtual this year and you’re invited to be part of it! The annual conference brings together community members, block captains, neighborhood watch folks, and City personnel to discuss what’s happening in neighborhood safety throughout Albuquerque. This year’s conference takes place Saturday, May 1 at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. Panelists will include Chief Medina, Deputy Chief Griego, Commander Nerbetski of the Real Time Crime Center, and Laura Kuehn of Crime Prevention. You can register in advance for this webinar: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Contact Laura Kuehn at: with any questions.

Neighborhood Watch Block Captain Volunteers Needed


The Northwest Area Command is instituting a new program that will strengthen the ties between our officers and the community. Each Neighborhood Watch Block Captain will have a police officer assigned to them. The officer will be your liaison with the Northwest Area Commander and his supervisory staff. The block captain will be provided the officer’s email address in order to communicate neighborhood block issues to the officer. If the block captain cannot communicate by email, the block captain should contact the Northwest Area Command Substation and leave a message for the officer. The assigned liaison officer will respond and discuss your concerns.

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