Anchorage Police Department

  • Agency: Anchorage Police Department
  • Address: 4501 Elmore Road, Anchorage, 99507 AK
  • Chief: Mark Mew (Chief of Police)
Phone: 907 786-8500

Anchorage Police Department is located at 4501 Elmore Road, Anchorage, 99507 AK. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark Mew. The Anchorage Police Department phone number is 907 786-8500.

Anchorage Police Department News

We’re proud to recognize our 2 Captains, 2 Lieutenants, and 6 Sergeants stepping into their new roles here at APD. In case you missed it, here’s some great coverage of our promotion ceremony from Channel 2 News,

Kids Day in Downtown Anchorage = success! Thanks to everyone who took the time yesterday to make the day special for our community kids. 💙

Here’s your friendly reminder about APD’s non-emergency line, 311. This line will relieve pressure on 911 and is easier to remember than the 7-digit number. Learn more about 311 and when to use it:

2 new Captains, 2 new Lieutenants, and 6 new Sergeants. Learn more about the 10 #Anchorage police officers who have been promoted to new leadership roles:

Congratulations to our 2 new Captains, 2 new Lieutenants, and 6 new Sergeants! The future of APD continues to look bright. 💙 Watch the promotion ceremony and learn about the #Anchorage police officers who are taking on these new leadership roles.

Thanks to the several concerned citizens who called 911 to report this dangerous driver and helped officers locate the suspect, leading to his arrest. REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) callers make our roads that much safer! #Anchorage

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Coffee with a Cop at King Tech High School yesterday! It was an awesome turnout. We had a great time connecting with #Anchorage community members and chatting with all the King Tech students. This free event is hosted at a different location every month, coordinated by Anchorage Cops for Community. See you in May! ☕️ For more photos, follow @AnchoragePolice on Instagram

It's #ThrowbackThursday! Here's an APD snapshot from the 80s. (Just in case the Robocop wasn't an obvious indicator of the decade.) #tbt

Do you have information regarding the identity of this unidentified person of interest [PICTURED]? Call 311. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or online at #anchorage #alaska

WHO AM I? #Anchorage police are asking the public for help in identifying this female who is a person of interest, seen in the photos. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 3-1-1. We appreciate your help! On April 17th at about 7:30 AM, dispatch responded to a report of a vehicle theft on the 1400 block of E 27th Ave. A vehicle owner had briefly exited his blue Ford F350 as he went to examine something in his garage; he left the vehicle running with the keys in the ignition. The person of interest (pictured) entered the vehicle while the owner was in the garage and drove off towards Old Seward Highway. The person of interest rammed a responding police vehicle and eluded. There were no injuries. The vehicle was abandoned near the 4600 block of Juneau Street and the person of interest was last seen fleeing on foot eastbound towards Homer Drive. Cases: 18-15418 and 18-15423 NIXLE:

It’s WHAT NOT TO DO WEDNESDAY #WNTDW The ultimate goal of issuing a traffic citation is to change the driver’s behavior. Some drivers get it. Some do eventually. Some never do. An APD officer decided to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that had an equipment violation. Generally not a big deal except the driver was operating the car on a revoked license, he had no insurance, and he had no vehicle registration. He received a handful of citations, or as I like to call them: receipts for the privilege of driving however you want. The very next night... the very same officer…. saw the very same vehicle…. being driven by the very same individual….. who had corrected exactly none of the violations from their previous meeting. The driver got another handful of “receipts.” Do you know what the driver said to the officer upon seeing the officer arriving at his window during the second stop? “Ugh, no, not you again.” It remains to be seen if this particular driver will fall into the “some do eventually” or “some never do” category. Use your inside voice, play well with others, and remember we’re all in this together.

Detectives are asking for more witnesses to come forward with what they know about this investigation. Anyone with information about this investigation, including surveillance video, is asked to call Dispatch at 3-1-1. To remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at

Big thanks to the concerned citizens who immediately alerted police of this intoxicated driver. Thankfully no one was hurt. This serves as a great reminder that if you witness anyone driving dangerously, don’t hesitate to call 911. #Anchorage

Heads up!

APD is looking for 45-year-old Karl K. Yost who has two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest; both are related to Forgery I charges. Karl is 5’10” tall, 240 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes. If you have information regarding Karl’s whereabouts, please call Police Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1). To remain anonymous you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at

Remember how we said we’d have extra officers enforcing the Seward Highway over the weekend for Girdwood's Spring Carnival & Slush Cup? We really meant it. And remember how we talked about that area being a double-fine zone? We really meant that part too. The vast majority of you heeded our warning – thank you for that. Some of you wanted to check and see if we were serious... Over last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, our officers made 147 traffic stops on the New Seward Highway between #Anchorage and Ingram Creek at mile 75 (with an emphasis in the Girdwood area). 83 citations were issued; 22 of which were for speeding. The fines for the speeding citations ranged from $85.00 to $2,350.00. Are you wondering what a person has to do to earn a $2,350.00 ticket? You drive 104 mph in a posted 65 mph zone at mile 95, which happens to be located in a double-fine safety corridor section of the highway. Most of the speeding citations were issued in passing lanes. Remember - the speed limit counts there, too. If you're speeding to pass then you're subject to being stopped and cited just as if you were NOT passing someone. Keep that in mind this summer as you make multiple trips down south to slay fish and go camping. Stay safe out there, fellow Alaskans. 😎 Full update on NIXLE:

#Anchorage community: Please call police if you spot a stolen gray Dodge Charger, license plate # GLC-813. Looks like the vehicle pictured below. Since the Charger was stolen, police have seen the vehicle being driven at least three separate times in east Anchorage. Each time the suspect driver has eluded police and his driving has gotten progressively more dangerous - including driving with the headlights off, speeding, and traveling the wrong way down roadways. All of the eluding occurrences have happened after sunset. Police are concerned for the safety of other motorists as long as this suspect continues his driving behavior. We're highlighting this in the interest of public safety. Please be vigilant on the roads. If you see this Charger with Alaska license GLC813, call non-emergency Dispatch at 3-1-1. If you see the Charger being driven in a dangerous manner, call 9-1-1. Details:

It’s Monday! Where in the world is Michael Schelling? 25-year-old Michael A. Schelling has an outstanding felony warrant for violating a domestic violence restraining order. Schelling is 5’04” tall, 145 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. If you have information regarding Schelling’s whereabouts, please call non-emergency Police Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1). APD Case 18-2518

Are you between the ages of 16 - 19 and thinking about a #career in law enforcement? Click the link to learn more about our Youth Academy and come hang out with us for a few days in June! #anchorage #alaska #community

Congratulations to Officer Reid Appelo who is retiring after 22 years of dedicated service to the police department and to the #Anchorage community! 🎉

Do you have any information on the whereabouts of homicide suspects Mickee Thompson (19 years old) and Robert Smith (18 years old)? We have a reminder for the community. Nixle details: #anchorage #alaska #crime