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Posted on: September 18, 2016

National Child Passenger Safety Week: Is your child in the right seat?

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Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1-12 years old. In 2013, a total of 638 passenger vehicle occupants aged 0–12 years died as a result of a crash (2). Of the children that died in 2013, 38% were known to be unrestrained (2...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

“What is an emergency and when should I call 9-1-1?”

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During recent storms, the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) experienced issues with our non-emergency phone lines. While our 9-1-1 emergency lines remained functional, they became inundated with calls from people that could not get through on the n...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2016

AJPD Receives Life Saving Donation

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In 1994, brothers Chris and Robin Sorensen opened the doors of the first Firehouse Subs restaurant in their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. Nearly 22 years later, the fast casual chain known for its hot subs and hearty portions celebrates the opening o...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

Apache Junction Police Officer’s Awarded Apache Junction Police Officer’s Awarded

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On August 6, 2016 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) awarded Apache Junction Police Officer’s Ernest Eaton and Darrin Hatch with the MADD 2016 DUI Enforcement Award.

Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly said, “Officer Eaton and Officer Hatch...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

“What am I supposed to do if I am pulled over by the police?”

The Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) has received multiple inquiries about what a person is supposed to do if they are pulled over by the police.

Last year Arizona Central published an article”Police traffic stops: The do's, don'ts and musts”. ...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2016

AJPD Warns: Don’t be a Vacation Victim

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As the temperatures climb and school gets out for the summer, more and more people are opting to travel. While Apache Junction is a very safe city, the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) wants to remind everyone, whether a resident, a visitor here ...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

AJPD Warns: Do Not Leave your Children in a Hot Car!

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Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) recently responded to a call of a child left in a vehicle outside a shopping center. Upon arrival, the parent had already removed the child from the car. Upon checking the temperature inside the vehicle, it regist...Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2016

AJPD Investigation Helps reunite Child with Father

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Child custody cases are difficult, for all those involved; parents, grandparents, friends and most of all the child in the middle. On Friday January 29th, 2016 the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) received a call from Seth Wright reporting his 7 ...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2016

Apache Junction Man Sentenced to 150 years

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On April 6, 2012, Geneva, Illinois Police Detective and member of the Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, was conducting an online investigation into file sharing of child pornography. The Detective located an IP address that was offeri...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

IRS Urges Taxpayers to Remain on "High Alert"

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The Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) would like to warn all Apache Junction and Gold Canyon residents of an IRS scam that has already victimized several residents. With tax season in full swing residents have been getting calls from people identif...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2015

Avoiding Fraud and Con-Games

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The Apache Junction Police Department would like the Apache Junction residents to start the New Year prepared with the tools they need to avoid becoming victims of fraud or con-games.

If you are offered a deal that sounds too good to be true, it usuall...Read on...

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: September 27, 2016

Pickleball for Wounded Warriors

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TEN-HUT” “FALL IN”
Military Veterans, were you wounded or have PTSD as a result of your service? Are you still competitive but find it difficult to enjoy the sports you used to play? Join Apache Junction Parks & Recreation and the Wounded Warrior Pro...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Danny Garcia Name State Officer of the Year

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Detective Francisco “Danny” Garcia, an 11-year veteran of the Apache Junction Police Department, has been named Officer of the Year by the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police.

Garcia, who is currently assigned to the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Forc...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Evening Coffee and Snack with the Chief

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The Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly and Command staff invite you to join them for a casual conversation. This is a community opportunity to get to know AJPD’s Chief, his staff and their mission. Let’s get together and talk about whatever con...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

4th Annual Family Mud Run in AJ

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4th Annual Family Mud Run in AJ

The 4th Annual Fit Families Mud Run will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at the AJ Rodeo Grounds.

The AJ Parks & Rec crew has once again created the perfect Mud Run for the whole family! There will be 2 routes;...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL

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YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUES (ages 6-11)
Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is offering youth flag football leagues this fall for boys and girls ages 6-11. There are two leagues available (6-8 years old & 8-11 years old). Both play ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

FALL ADULT CO-ED SOFTBALL LEAGUES

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FALL ADULT CO-ED SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is offering Adult Co-Ed Softball leagues this Fall at Prospector Park. League games will play on Tuesday nights starting November 15. Leagues are double header format with a single ...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

September is National Preparedness Month

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September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare.

https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Apache Junction Calls for Art

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The city of Apache Junction requests that all artists who contributed art for the most recent City Hall and Library display pick up their pieces on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at City Hall, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.

Artwork should be picke...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Downtown Park Construction Underway

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Construction has begun on Flatiron Community Park in downtown Apache Junction with the ceremonial groundbreaking on Wednesday and updates will be available online.

The City Council tilled the dirt on Wednesday morning to mark the beginning of the proje...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2015

Meeting Agendas & Videos

meeting agendas and videos

We have a one stop shop for everything related 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 27, 2016

Pickleball for Wounded Warriors

WWP Logo.jpg

TEN-HUT” “FALL IN”
Military Veterans, were you wounded or have PTSD as a result of your service? Are you still competitive but find it difficult to enjoy the sports you used to play? Join Apache Junction Parks & Recreation and the Wounded Warrior Pro...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 19, 2016

4th Annual Family Mud Run in AJ

4th Annual Family Mud Run in AJ

The 4th Annual Fit Families Mud Run will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at the AJ Rodeo Grounds.

The AJ Parks & Rec crew has once again created the perfect Mud Run for the whole family! There will be 2 routes;...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 19, 2016

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUES (ages 6-11)
Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is offering youth flag football leagues this fall for boys and girls ages 6-11. There are two leagues available (6-8 years old & 8-11 years old). Both play ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 19, 2016

FALL ADULT CO-ED SOFTBALL LEAGUES

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FALL ADULT CO-ED SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is offering Adult Co-Ed Softball leagues this Fall at Prospector Park. League games will play on Tuesday nights starting November 15. Leagues are double header format with a single ...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...