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Posted on: September 18, 2016

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


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?”


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


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


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


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!

kids in hot cars

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


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


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"


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


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...