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Posted on: June 21, 2016

The Question to Ask on June 21 and Every Day


Every day across America nine children, some teenagers, are shot in unintentional shootings. The majority of these instances go unnoticed; they do not make the headlines or captivate our attention.

Thousands of kids and teens are killed and injured by...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: June 13, 2016

Youth Soccer Camp

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Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is excited to be working with conference champion Apache Junction High School Varsity Soccer Coach Hoefer to bring you this annual SOCCER CAMP for boys and girls. Coach Hoefer has done amazing work with the AJHS Soccer...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Apache Junction Woman Charged with Domestic Violence Child Abuse and Aggravated Assault Sentenced


On January 21st, 2016, the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) received a telephone call from Mountain Shadow School, regarding a student that had physical injuries to her head. During the course of the investigation led by Detective G. Vance, it wa...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: March 27, 2016

AJPD Search Warrant leads to multiple Arrests for Drug Sales


On March 16, 2016 the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) SWAT, in coordination with the AJPD Community Response and Enforcement Unit (CREU) executed a search warrant in the 2900 block of West Roundup Street. Seized during the warrant was approximat...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...

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...