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: https://www.pnm.com/quicklinks

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: cabq.gov/app. You can also make an online report at: cabq.gov/fireworks. 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

Community Policing Councils Recruiting New Members

The Albuquerque Community Policing Councils (CPC) are actively recruiting new members and the public is encouraged to participate and apply. The only requirement is to be 16 years of age or older, and concerned about law enforcement in your neighborhood. There are six CPCs citywide, and each one meets once a month. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your concerns and to have input into Albuquerque Police Department (APD) policies or areas that may need improvement. So if you or someone you know has concerns about public safety and would like to be part of the civic process in Albuquerque, the CPCs are for you. The Valley Area Command CPC, the Northwest Area Command CPC and the Southwest Area Command CPC are all actively seeking new members and the time commitment is approximately 10 hours per month. For more information, contact Kelly Mensah, CPC Liaison, at: kmensah@cabq.gov or visit: Community Policing Councils — City of Albuquerque (cabq.gov)

Northwest Area Command Hosts “Coffee With a Cop” This Tuesday, January 24th


The officers of the Northwest Area Command are hosting “Coffee with a Cop” this Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00 a.m., Donut Mart, 3301 Coors NW. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, share concerns, and enjoy a complimentary cup of joe! For more information, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/police/events/coffee-with-a-cop-nw-2