Periodic Watch Offers Extra Eye on Homes When You’re Out of Town

Did you know that the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) offers Periodic Watch Requests to residents who ask? This free service can be requested by calling your area command. If officers are available during the time your home is vacant, they will drive by and do a visual check of the home. Please note that this service can only be done if officers are not busy with dispatches or as their time allows between service calls. Residents are encouraged to let trusted family or neighbors know if they’ll be gone and if anyone will be checking on the house, having mail and newspapers stopped, and not posting absences on social media, but this can be an additional option for helping keep your home safe during your absence. To request this service, contact your local substation or area command. For a list of area commands, visit:


Arte del Sol Event in International District Promotes Neighborhood Creativity and Inclusion

Drop by the International District on Sunday, May 27 and join in the Arte del Sol event! This free, family-friendly event promotes creativity, art, and the lives of the residents of the International District! Sidewalk-chalk games, a pop-up mural, a community collage, snacks and drinks, and much more, will be on offer at the Phil Chacon Park, from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

E-mail Helen Atkins at: for more information.


Job Fairs Seek Applicants for Animal Welfare Positions

The Animal Welfare Department is looking for some great new staff, and you could be one of them! Three job fairs will be held this week to fill full-time positions within this Department. Candidates who attend should bring their resumes, as they will be able to apply in person. Individuals who are hired will have the opportunity to serve Albuquerque residents and keep pets safe by enforcing city ordinances pertaining to the care, treatment, impound, and handling and quarantine of wild and domestic animals.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Manzano Mesa Sports & Fitness Center, 501 Elizabeth St. SE

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

North Domingo Baca Sports & Fitness Center, 7521 Carmel NE

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes NW

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

For more information about the job fair, applicants can visit


Integrated Development Ordinance Now in Effect

As of Thursday, May 17, the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) is officially the City’s regulatory land use and zoning document, and the Planning Department is only accepting development applications that comply with the IDO. Due to notification process changes outlined in the IDO, neighborhood association contacts can expect to see an increase in communications regarding development within the City of Albuquerque. If you would like to access the document electronically, it is live on Planning’s webpage:


Tips for Calling 911 vs. 242-COPS (2677)

We may all need to call 911 to report an emergency at some point, but oftentimes, we don’t realize what’s considered an emergency and what’s not. Below are examples of emergencies that should be reported to 911, and examples of non-emergencies that should be reported to 242-COPS.


Emergency 911 – A situation where someone’s life or property is in danger or being threatened, or an in-progress crime.

  • Accident with injuries
  • Attempted suicide
  • Ambulance and/or rescue calls
  • Person injured or bleeding
  • All fire calls
  • Strangers forcibly entering a neighbor’s house or car
  • Strangers carrying appliances, luggage, etc., from a neighbor’s house
  • People with visible weapons preparing to fight
  • If your home has been broken into while you were gone. Note: DO NOT ENTER THE HOUSE ALONE!
  • Shootings, stabbings, armed robberies, and rape


Non-Emergency 242-COPS – a situation where a person’s life or property are not in immediate danger, or where there have been no injuries.

  • Smashed doors or windows in unoccupied house or stores
  • Abandoned car on street
  • People loitering near schools
  • Information or rumors about impending or past crimes
  • “Late” discovery about crimes against people or properties

You can also report a non-emergency crime using APD’s smartphone app, or online You can view a video detailing when to call 911 vs. 242-COPS here:


Neighborhood Association Meetings Across Town

  • Albuquerque Meadows, Monday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m., Albuquerque Meadows Clubhouse. E-mail: for more information.
  • Palomas Park, Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. E-mail: for more information.
  • International District Healthy Communities Coalition, Thursday, May 24 at 9:00 a.m., La Mesa Elementary, Portable 3. E-mail: for more information.
  • Santa Barbara/Martineztown, Thursday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m., 1420 Edith NE. E-mail: for more information.
  • District 8 Coalition, Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center. E-mail: for more information.


Crime Mapping Tool Shows Online Real-Time Activity in Albuquerque

Have you bookmarked Albuquerque Police Department’s (APD) Crime Mapping Tool yet? This online, real-time map of criminal activity offers residents an up-to-date snapshot of what type of criminal activity is happening in their neighborhoods. Visit: and make sure to bookmark the page, as it is updated daily.


No Bus or Sun Van Service on Memorial Day

ABQ RIDE will not have either bus or Sun Van paratransit service on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. There will be no Rail Runner service that day, either. Please plan ahead accordingly if you utilize public transportation or paratransit service. Regular service for buses, Sun Van and the Rail Runner will resume on Tuesday, May 29. For more information, visit:


APD Offers Online Feedback Form for Permanent Police Chief Search

The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is in the process of hiring a new police chief, and your input is vital! What qualities do you feel are important for the next chief to have? Share your thoughts and suggestions online


Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Are there senior citizens in your neighborhood? Why not get to know them and see if there’s anything you can do to help them? Seniors often have mobility issues or may not have dependable transportation, so offer to help pull weeds, take their trash to the curb on collection day, take them to the grocery store, or even just leave them a note with your telephone number. Sometimes knowing there is someone to call is all the help folks need!


ONC Offers Conflict Resolution Tools for Neighborhoods

Do you sometimes deal with conflict within your neighborhood group? It’s a common issue, and the Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) can help. We’ve put together a series of Toolbox articles designed to help you implement best practices to avoid conflict, what to do when conflict does occur, and how to keep your own cool and calmly deal with differing viewpoints. To check out the Toolbox series, visit: