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Anchorage Police Department Mission Statement

The Anchorage Police Department's Mission is to protect and serve our community in the most professional and compassionate manner possible.

UAA Justice Center Study on APD Officer Involved Shootings

Click here to view the most recent UAA study on APD Officer Involved Shootings.

A Look at Reported Crime in Anchorage

UCR Data for 2014

APD Policies & Procedures

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Welcome to the Anchorage Police Department

APD Main Number: 907-786-8900
For an emergency, please call 911
For a non-emergency (something that does not require an officer to immediately respond), please call 907-786-8900 and press "0" to speak with a dispatcher.


The Anchorage Police Department is located at 4501 Elmore Road.
Our lobby is open Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Our lobby is closed municipal holidays.

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Get Text and Email Alerts from APD!

NIXLE allows you to receive information from the Anchorage Police Department - either via text, email, or web. Know about major road closures, public safety incidents and what your police department is up to. Click here to sign up today!

Upcoming Youth Academy During Spring Break

The Anchorage Police Department is hosting its second Youth Academy during the week of Spring Break (March 14- 17) for local high school juniors and seniors. The APD Youth Academy will expose teens to the field of law enforcement and will include presentations on gangs, school resource officers, K9, drug investigations, investigating a crime scene, dispatch and much more.   The academy is for 16 to 18-year-olds who attend high school within the Municipality of Anchorage. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016.

To apply to the Youth Academy, please download and fill out the: Application Form.

Marijuana Regulations

On February 24, 2015 recreational use of Marijuana became legalized in the State of Alaska under certain regulations. "Know Your Grow" aims to inform citizens and visitors of the Municipality of Anchorage of what they can and cannot do with marijuana within the municipality. It is still illegal to buy or sell marijuana in the Municipality of Anchorage. The State of Alaska and the Municipality of Anchorage will continue to develop laws and regulations on the production, sale, and use of marijuana. Please check this website for regulation updates.

We Are Hiring Officers!

Do you have the courage to make a difference in your community? The Anchorage Police Department will have an officer academy in late Spring of 2016. The officer application period for this academy is open right now. For more information on the application and testing process visit:
You can also call the APD Recruitment Team at 907-786-8811 or email
Located outside of Alaska? Not a problem, we accept out-of-state applicants.

A Night on Patrol

Officer Barry Hetlet provides a glimps of what he sees as a mid-shift patrol officer with the Anchorage Police Department in this segment of Alcohol & Me from the Anchorage Daily News.

    • Police Department
    • Chief of Police : Christopher Tolley
    • 4501 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907 786-8500

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Chief Christopher Tolley joins the Anchorage Police Department in October of 2015 bringing more than 30 years of public service in law enforcement experience to the department. In addition to being Chief of Police, Tolley is a husband, father and neighbor. Chief Tolley looks forward to working with our residents to grow our police force and implement community policing to create a safe, secure and strong community.

Plan Ahead - Don't Drive Impaired 

There are many alternatives for getting home safe; driving impaired is NOT one of them!  If you know you will be drinking, have a plan for NOT driving. Click here for a list of programs to consider as you make plans to keep yourself and our community safe.

Make a Difference - Join the Team!

APD is hiring!  Click here for more information about starting an exciting and rewarding career in public safety with the Anchorage Police Department.