Harshman: Students going through Drug Abuse Resistance Education program

One of the best things about the school year getting underway is that a whole new set of kids in Apache Junction will be going through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. D.A.R.E. was established in 1983 by Los Angeles Police Department and it was so popular that it spread across the U.S. Literally millions […]

Harshman: Start a Neighborhood Watch program

The Apache Junction Police Department would like to once again encourage the residents of our various communities to consider forming a Neighborhood Watch program. A Neighborhood Watch program is when citizens and police, working together, tackle some of the specific criminal activity and raise the overall quality of life issues in various neighborhoods. Neighbors get […]

Harshman: FYI Friday videos feature Apache Junction Police Department

If you’re on the Internet — and who isn’t, these days — you may have noticed that we’ve amped up social media game for the Apache Junction Police Department. In addition to our increased discussion and posting presence, we are also putting out a weekly information video called FYI Friday. The video series was created […]

Harshman: $17,000 raised for Apache Junction Police Department

Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly’s 2018 End of the Year Campaign has now come to an overwhelming successful conclusion. Thanks to the outstanding fundraising efforts and generous contributions of residents at Dolce Vita Resort, Golden Vista RV Park as well as many community members’ individual donations, approximately $17,000 was raised for this year’s […]

Back-to-school safety tips offered by Apache Junction police

The 2017-18 school year has arrived and the Apache Junction Police Department reminds and encourages safety for motorists, parents and our youth. Motorists are reminded to: Slow down and obey all traffic signs. Stay alert for children, especially in crosswalks and medians in the morning and after school. Approach driveways with extra caution. Eliminate potential […]

Apache Junction Police Department receives grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Diagramming and reconstructing traffic collisions just became a little easier for Apache Junction Police Department’s traffic unit. AJPD was recently awarded a grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for the purchase of software known as Faro CrashZone. The software, designed by Faro Technologies, will make diagramming serious injury and/or fatal traffic collisions […]

It’s a time of celebration, but take steps to keep pets safe on July Fourth

July Fourth is right around the corner. The sound of kids splashing in pools and the smell of backyard barbecues will fill the air. It’s a time for celebration and fun but a certain four-legged member of your family may find the holiday a bit unnerving. The loud noise and bright lights of fireworks cause […]

Did you see hit-and-run accident May 30 in Apache Junction library parking lot?

On May 30 an unidentified woman was involved in a hit-and-run traffic collision when she backed her pickup into a parked car in the Apache Junction Public Library parking lot, 1177 N. Idaho Road. The collision caused significant damage to the parked vehicle. The striking vehicle’s driver left the scene without leaving any contact information. […]

Police department warning on IRS phone scams

With the tax season behind us, once again citizens are reporting getting calls from individuals impersonating agents or employees representing the IRS. Victims report that they are told they have an outstanding tax debt and if it is not paid immediately a warrant will be issued for their arrest. On some occasions the scammer has […]

Apache Junction Police Department officials last week reflected on sacrifice of fallen law enforcement officers

In a ceremony marking the beginning of National Police Week, Apache Junction Police Department on May 16 paused to recognize the sacrifice of fallen police officers throughout the country and specifically AJPD Officer Russell L. Duncan. Officer Duncan died as the result of a training accident while still in the academy on Nov. 9, 1983. […]