McDaniel: Police offer travel tips for a safe vacation

The Apache Junction Police Department wants everyone to have a safe summer. So with that, here are some simple, basic crime-prevention tips which residents/tourists should be aware of for safe summer traveling: Make sure that your vehicle is in good working order.  If it has not been serviced recently, get an inspection to include basic […]

Child ID fingerprints, photographs offered at June 1 event hosted by police

To help promote National Missing Children’s Day and take strides to help protect Apache Junction’s children, the Apache Junction Police Department will hold a child ID event 10 a.m.-noon Friday, June 1, at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road. Child ID fingerprints and photographs and child-safety information will be available at no cost […]

McDaniel: Don’t drink and drive at graduation

The Apache Junction Police Department congratulates those young men and women of Apache Junction preparing to graduate high school. This is an accomplishment that takes dedication, time and effort. This is their first step in developing a bright future. However, AJPD would like to take this time to caution graduates that drinking and driving may […]

McDaniel: Apache Junction Police Department recognizes Volunteers Week

In recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 21-27, the Apache Junction Police Department would like to publicly thank each volunteer who selflessly sacrifices their time and energy to help make Apache Junction a safer community. AJPD continuously strives to make our community as safe as possible. In order for our mission to be successful, […]

Stay on the alert for IRS impersonators

The Apache Junction Police Department would like to warn all Apache Junction citizens of IRS scams that continue to target people of all ages. Every tax season residents get telephone calls from people identifying themselves as representatives of the Internal Revenue Service. These criminal individuals tell the resident they owe money for fake tax bills […]

Apache Junction, Maricopa police departments participate in procedural justice training

Members of the Apache Junction and Maricopa police departments participated in procedural justice training in an effort to improve police-community relations and increase public trust. Sworn and civilian supervisors from the Apache Junction and Maricopa Police Departments gathered for an eight-hour U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services training on procedural justice: […]

Apache Junction Police Department warns about Internet-based fraud

The Apache Junction Police Department would like to caution the public about selling and buying articles through Internet-based websites. Whether you are looking for a deal on concert and sports tickets, or are looking to sell a car yourself, be prepared for someone trying to take you. Thieves are looking for easy ways to steal […]

Apache Junction police host National Animal Care & Control Association training symposium

  Last week marked the third consecutive year that the Apache Junction Police Department hosted the National Animal Care and Control Association’s three-day workshop for animal care and control, veterinary medicine and wildlife management personnel. Through our continued partnership with the Superstition Fire and Medical District, AJPD was able to host this training at the […]

Learn the indicators in human trafficking

The Apache Junction Police Department would like to promote the awareness of a terrible blight on our society – human trafficking.  According to the U.S. State Department, Arizona is a main destination and transit point for labor and sex trafficking, both nationally and internationally. Some contributing factors include its proximity to Mexico, San Diego and […]

Protect yourself: Tips for hiring contractors

With many of our winter residents returning to their Arizona homes, some are finding damage due to weather.  As a result, residents are seeking out contractors to repair these damages.   Apache Junction Police Department would like to remind all of our residents to thoroughly research the contractors before you hire them or any money is […]