Apache Junction Police Department offers Halloween safety tips

The Apache Junction Police Department would like to remind parents how to keep their kids safe when they go to Halloween parties and trick or treat outings. Here are some simple steps to consider: On the streets: Make sure that drivers can see your costume in the light or dark. Carry a glow stick or […]

Apache Junction Police Department offers tips for hiring contractors

With many homes suffering damage from the recent flooding and storms, residents may seek out contractors to repair these damages. Apache Junction Police Department would like to remind residents to thoroughly research the contractors before they hire them or any money is exchanged. According to the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, there are many “storm chasers” […]

Apache Junction Police Department holds community workshop

The Apache Junction Police Department on Saturday, July 28, hosted a workshop “Procedural Justice for Communities: A Dialogue to Change.” The workshop was a cooperative effort with grant funding through the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services and the Center for Public Safety and Justice. The focus of the workshop was to facilitate […]

McDaniel: Have fun and stay safe on July 4

The Apache Junction Police Department would like everyone to enjoy their celebration of our country’s independence. If you come out to the Apache Junction High School Football Field for the fireworks show, remember that no personal fireworks may be brought there. There will be traffic and parking restrictions on Southern Avenue from Ironwood Drive to […]

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: […]