Tag Archives: APD

APD launches Community Ambassador Program

(PRESS RELEASE)   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – The Albuquerque Police Department is launching a Community Ambassador Program that designates officers as liaisons with diverse communities throughout Albuquerque. This program will establish clear, consistent lines of communication with various communities that have not had formal relationships with law enforcement. Interim Chief Harold Medina said he wants…MORE

APD hit hard by Covid-19

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–The Albuquerque Police Department on Wednesday reported 17 new coronavirus cases among its employees, bringing the number of current cases to 46. According to the Albuquerque Journal, that’s almost half of the 96 infections APD has had since the beginning of the pandemic in March. 131 Department employees were out on Thursday–that’s about…MORE

APD overtime audit

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–The Albuquerque Police Department’s overtime policy continues to be scrutinized. According to the Albuquerque Journal, an audit of APD’s overtime practices shows that four employees accrued more than 2,000 hours of overtime in fiscal year 2020. And in each of the past two years, two employees made more than $100 thousand in overtime…MORE

APD statement on Independent Monitor’s report

  (PRESS RELEASE)   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – The Albuquerque Police Department released the following statement today from Interim Chief Harold Medina in response to the Independent Monitor’s 12th report. The report to the U.S. District Court reflects the monitor’s findings related to APD’s compliance with the individual requirements of the Court-Approved Settlement Agreement. “We’re at a…MORE

APD arrests 34 offenders in 8th Anti-Crime Operation

  (NEWS RELEASE) Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – APD completed its eighth city-wide, Anti-Crime Operation, resulting in the arrest of an additional 34 offenders. A total of 356 offenders have been arrested since the start of the operations in August. Officers also recovered 8 firearms and 4 stolen vehicles. The Anti-Crime Operation was conducted Oct. 27…MORE

APD terminates Academy commander for retaliation against whistleblowers

  (PRESS RELEASE)    Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The Albuquerque Police Department announced that Academy Commander Angela Byrd was terminated today after an independent, outside investigation substantiated allegations that she retaliated against Academy staff and threatened to retaliate against cadets who submitted a formal complaint. These actions amount to covering up reported misconduct and reinforcing the…MORE

New interim deputy chief at APD

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–A former APD commander is returning to the department. As interim Deputy Chief of the Field Services Bureau, Donovan Ray Olvera Senior will oversee most of APD’s uniformed officers, including 550 patrol officers and supervisors in the department’s six area commands. Olvera first joined APD in 1999. He got his bachelor’s degree from…MORE

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