Apache Junction police host national Animal Care and Control Association training symposium

For the past two years, Apache Junction Police Department has hosted the National Animal Care and Control Association’s 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 Jan. 23-25 at the SFMD Regional Training […]

Illegal dumping is a very costly crime

Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly would like to remind all residents that illegal dumping is the placement of unwanted items in locations other than the owner’s own trash or recycling containers. Shopping centers and other businesses often become victims of illegal dumping. You often see commonly dumped items, such as mattresses, couches, dressers, […]

Buckle up when driving this Thanksgiving, Apache Junction police department says

Apache Junction Police Department is joining in a national effort to send Thanksgiving travelers an important lifesaving reminder to buckle up every trip, every time. Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year and more people on the road increases the likelihood of a crash. During the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend alone, 341 […]

Paws and Claws Care Center awarded grant; funds to replace kennel doors

The Friends of Apache Junction, on behalf of the Apache Junction Animal Control, Paws & Claws Care Center, 725 E. Baseline Road, has been awarded an animal welfare grant by the Arizona Community Foundation’s Art and Betsy Grandlich Foundation for Animals. The fund was established by the estate of the Grandlichs who were the owners […]

Halloween and trick-or-treat safety tips offered by AJPD

In Apache Junction, there are approximately 61 registered sex offenders and we want you to know where they reside so that you avoid those houses when trick-or-treating. “While the majority of our registered sex offenders are non-repetitive offenders, compliant in their reporting requirements and are following the mandated rules we do our best in confirming […]

National Crime Prevention Month: Neighborhood Watch Program

Neighbors helping neighbors is one way to sum up the purpose of the Apache Junction Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch program. Below is a overview of the Neighborhood Watch Program: What is Neighborhood Watch? •Citizens and Police working together to reduce crimes in Apache Junction neighborhoods. •Neighbors taking the time to know and care about each […]

Sept. 18-24 National Child Passenger Safety Week

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1-12 years old. In 2013, a total of 638 passenger vehicle occupants aged 0-12 died as a result of a crash. Of the children who died in 2013, 38 percent were known to be unrestrained. More than 127,250 were injured, which is three times […]

Reverse 9-1-1: What is it and when is it used?

Early on the morning of Friday, Sept. 9, 70-year-old Salvador Martinez went missing from his home in Apache Junction. Mr. Salvador has dementia and has been known to wander off. As the hours passed by and his family and officers from Apache Junction Police Department were unable to find Mr. Salvador, the decision to issue […]

AJPD receives lifesaving donation of AEDs from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

According to the American Red Cross, sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S with an estimated 350,000 people expected to experience it this year. An Automated External Defibrillator is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heartbeat when someone experiences sudden cardiac arrest.  Currently, only 20 percent […]

Pet cat reunited with Apache Junction family after missing for two years

Recently a male cat was brought into the Apache Junction Animal Control Paws and Claws Care Center, 725 E Baseline Ave., and turned in as a stray. As the PCCC does with all strays, it made every attempt to find this lonely boy a good home. So they took his picture and put it up […]