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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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:
https://cabq.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CKeFqq8xTmeE4iRWW_iXPA. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Contact Laura Kuehn at: lkuehn@cabq.gov with any questions.

Harden Your Home and Vehicles as Targets For Thieves


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


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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