Albuquerque Police Department
 Northeast Area Command

*March 2023 Newsletter*

Commander's Corner

 It's March already.

 I’d like to pass along some great updates from APD Communications Director, Gilbert Gallegos and Chief Medina:
APD officers reached a key milestone in reform efforts as 95% of use-of-force incidents were within the department’s policy during the last six months.
APD is under a Court-Approved Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to change officers’ approach to using force during arrests. APD created the Office of the Superintendent of Police Reform and a new Compliance Bureau to oversee reform efforts and overhaul policies, training, force investigations and discipline.
“Now we’re seeing the results from officers who are responsible for meeting the high standards that are expected of them,” Chief Medina said. “In reality, force is rarely used and when it is necessary, officers are making good decisions based on training and sound judgment.”

Commander Deanne Otzenberger


Crime Stats for February 2023
Property Crimes
Larceny (All Types) – 112
Auto Burglaries – 15
Residential Burglaries – 20
Commercial Burglaries – 12
Auto Thefts - 26
Disturbance – 555
Person Crimes
Family Offenses - 288
Aggravated Assault/Battery - 115
Robbery (All Types) - 15
Criminal Sexual Penetration - 7
Total Calls for Service

Information is pulled from daily Calls for Service, which reflects all calls made to APD’s 911 Emergency Communications Center. It does not reflect all crimes that police investigate, nor the final outcome This of crimes investigated. Furthermore it may not reflect the true location of crimes as they may have occurred in a different location from which they are reported.
To put that into perspective, APD receives about 500,000 calls for service each year. By contrast, about 120,000 police reports are generated each year, which is more reflective of actual crimes. For that reason, the information illustrated should not be used to determine crime trends.
Northeast Command Proactive Stats and Staffing Levels

The following is a measure of self-initiated contacts over the last month. These contacts are either logged, specific patrols of problem areas or are contacts with individuals based on reasonable suspicion a crime is occurring. They do not represent contacts made during calls for service nor routine patrols in general areas while not responding to calls.

Field Briefings - 57
Logged Patrol Checks - 651
Traffic Stops - 679
Suspicious Contacts – 123


Northeast Current Staffing

Grave Watch I
Officers - 20    Sergeants - 3   Lieutenant - 1
Day Watch II
Officers – 21  Sergeants - 3   Lieutenant - 1
Swing Watch III
Officers - 11  Sergeants - 2  Lieutenant - 1
4 Officers, 1 Sergeant


Community Outreach

On March 17, 2023, Northeast Area Command officers will be at Starbucks, 3501 Menaul Blvd. NE from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  

On April 14, 2023, Northeast Area Commad officers will be at Target Uptown, 2120 Louisiana Blvd NE from 1:00PM to 2:00PM.

Come out and meet the officers and talk about your ideas or concerns.

Last month AT&T at Holly Plaza hosted an officer appreciation/coffee with a cop event.
The NE area command would like to thank Sandia High School Area Neighborhood Association and Pizza 9 for providing pizza for the officers to show their appreciation.
Northeast Community Policing Council
The Northeast Community Policing Council is looking for new members!

The Northeast policing council is looking for volunteer members to fill existing vacancies. There are currently two openings we are interested in filling. The first step is to complete the application at the following link: https://www.cabq.ov/community-policing-council-application. Please contact Cassandra Morrison of the Northeast Policing Council if you have any additional questions. Membership Committee or call her at (505) 480-8035. We look forward to adding two more very motivated individuals to the Northeast Community Policing Council.


Commander Deanne Otzenberger       
Northeast Area Commander

Lieutenant Amanda Christensen
Watch I Commander

Lieutenant Lena DeYapp 
Watch II Commander 
Lieutenant Sean Frick
Watch III Commander

Sergeant Dain Symes  
Acting PRT Lieutenant 

Angie Casias
Crime Prevention Specialist

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8201 Osuna Rd NE

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Monday through Friday
  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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