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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Parks & Rec

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The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department provides quality services to an entire community with diverse recreational programs...

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

A Chief’s Message – To All Our Citizens

As we get closer to the fall season and the temperatures start to cool down we see many of our winter residents begin to return. The Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) wants to welcome our returning and new winter residents back. I would like to rem...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2015

AJPD needs Victim Services Volunteers!

Victim Services

Apache Junction Police Department is looking for volunteers!

We are in need of volunteers for the VICTIM SERVICES PROGRAM.

These volunteers can assist by providing resource information, transportation, personal assistance and empathetic listening. ...Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2015

AJPD needs Auxiliary Patrol volunteers!


Apache Junction Police Department is looking for volunteers!

We are in need of volunteers for the AUXILIARY PATROL division.

These volunteers Assist with traffic control; completing appropriate department reports; service assistance such as transpo...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2015

Sidewalks, Bike Lanes, and Roadways: Who can use what?

There are many exciting changes to Apache Trail and to help answer some questions about the use of sidewalks, the new bike lanes, and the roadways, Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) has put together a few Questions and Answers below.

1. Who can...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2015

AJPD Warns of FBI Lottery Scam

Last week Apache Junction Police Department received a call from an Apache Junction resident. The woman on the phone advised she had received a call from someone identifying themselves as an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and they wer...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2015

Just One Day

Just one Day

Just One Day is an organization that strives to unite the shelters across the United States not to euthanize any savable animals. That one day is June 11th.. Paws & Claws Care Center (PCCC) along with the City of Apache Junction has extended the pledge t...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

AJPD Seeking Public’s Help with Cold Case- Jane Doe

Jane Doe

The Apache Junction Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance once again in identifying the body of a woman found in the desert area of Idaho Road and Baseline Avenue in Apache Junction on August 6th, 1992. Her skeletal remains and clothing wer...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2015

AJPD is Seeking the Public’s Help


The Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) is asking for the public’s assistance. On March 20th, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. an attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault with a handgun occurred in the parking lot in front of the main office of 975 South Roya...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Apache Junction Police Department: 307 Fugitives Arrested By Task Force

Over the month of March 2015, Apache Junction Police Department participated in a state wide fugitive apprehension operation led by the United States Marshals Service. This operation led to the overall arrests of 307 fugitives. These fugitives were want...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

Warning: Visa/ Mastercard Phone Phishing Scam Alert

The Apache Junction Police Department would like to make the residents of Apache Junction aware of a new and increasingly common credit card scam. While this scam is primarily being reported in the Midwest, it has been highly successful and therefore lik...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Two Arrested on Drug Related Charges


On February 12, 2015 Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) Community Resource Enforcement Unit (CREU), Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and SWAT served a search warrant on Marc Schultz, age 42, at his residence located at the 2400 block of W. Cact...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2015

Citizen Receives Outstanding Citizenship Award

Good Citizen

On December 13, 2014 Thomas Owen of Apache Junction offered assistance to Apache Junction Police Officer Jesse Frantz who was in pursuit of a repeat offender. The offender had fled after his initial contact with AJPD officers and while jumping 6 foot cha...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Motorcycle Safety Reminder

Motor Officer

As the weather warms up more motorcycle riders are taking to the streets and mountain roads to enjoy this beautiful state. With this increase in motorcycle traffic, there is also an increase in motorcycle accidents. According to the U.S. Department of ...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

Apache Junction City Council Approve Land Exchange

Apache Junction, Arizona - During the December 2 Apache Junction City Council meeting, the Land Exchange Agreement for Project Number ED-14-01 was passed unanimously. The city owned one-tenth of an acre on 2nd Avenue east of Idaho road. The land has a vac...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2015

2014 - A Good Year for the Apache Junction Animal Control Paws & Claws Care Center!


Our goal at the Apache Junction Animal Control Paws & Claws Care Center is to find forever homes for all animals. In 2014 the total number of abandoned pets decreased by 55%, while the number of pets adopted increased by 10%. Overall, the number of pets ...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2015

Portion of Meridian Road Closed for US 60 Construction

Apache Junction, Arizona – Meridian Road is scheduled to be closed in both directions at US 60 (Superstition Freeway) in the Apache Junction area for approximately seven months, starting January 5. The closure will be in place to allow Arizona Department ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2014

Earned Income Tax Credit

Apache Junction, Arizona - The IRS may owe YOU money! You may qualify for federal tax credits and not even know it. The Earned Income Credit (EIC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) are federal tax benefits for working people like you. Some workers can receive...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2013

AJ and YouTube

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The City of Apache Junction has very recently posted valuable information concerning the upcoming March 12th Cit...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

Meeting Agendas & Videos - permanent

meeting agendas and videos

We have a one stop shop for everything realted to council and city boards and commissions. Here you will find links to agendas and videos of the meetings.

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015

Halloween is coming up and the City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation wants to make your night spook-ta-cular! We will be hosting our annual Halloween Festival from 5:00-8:00pm on Saturday, October 31.

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

DV Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To show support and increase awareness for DVAM, AJPD will be conducting a ribbon tying ceremony as part of their brief kickoff event this Wednesday, October 14th at 5:30p in front of the council chambers.

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

Hang Time Fridays

Hang Time Fridays

School may be out on Fridays this year but AJ Parks & Rec will be in full swing. Join us on Fridays at the MGC for our brand new all day program, Hang Time Fridays! Participants will enjoy a wide range of different activities...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

Public Notice -Tax Continuation

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In accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes § 9-499.15(B)(2), public notice is hereby given that the Apache Junction City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 on proposed Ordinance No. 1418.

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Posted on: September 2, 2015

Citizen Leadership Institute Starts Nov. 4th


OverviewThe Citizen Leadership Institute began in 1998. The course content was derived after examining similar programs of other east valley cities, then customizing it to fit Apache Junction.

Any resident living within the City limits of Apache Ju...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

Public Notice - Use Tax Public Hearing


In accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes §9-499.15(B)(2), public notice is hereby

given that the Apache Junction City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday,

November 17, 2015 on proposed Ordinance No. 1420Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2014

Senior Crime Prevention

People over the age of 55 make up almost a third of the population of Apache Junction. Seniors are enjoying longer, healthier lives, and by the year 2016, this number will increase to almost half the population being over 55 (http://www.citydemographics.u...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2013

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity theft is the process of another individual using your personal information without your permission. Identity theft can take many forms, from using your credit card number to renting an apartment. While some forms of identity theft can be easily r...Read on...