Albuquerque Police Department Employee Reviews

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Decent Stable Career
Detective, Violent and Property Crimes (Impact) (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMJuly 14, 2018
As long as you do not get up in the internal politics, it is a good department to work for. Going through some growing pains but in the long run they will all iron out.
Pros
Pay, Take Home Car, benefits
Cons
Stressful, hours vary, new management has not established itself yet.
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Crossing Guard (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMJune 18, 2018
The job is okay if your retired or just need something to do. If you would like a more fast paced job, then you shouldn't become a crossing guard. I enjoyed my time working as crossing and met a lot of different people.
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first responder
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMMay 29, 2018
Being an officer of the law is a rewarding career . Be safe and keep your eyes open on and off shift . Be respectful of others and your career will be amazing .
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Large metro area
Major, Acting - Field Services Bureau - East (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMMarch 6, 2018
Very demanding but rewarding job. APD officers a wide variety of job from working patrol, bike units, detective work, SWAT/K9, and a 25 year retirement.
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Alarm Unit Intern (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMFebruary 21, 2018
Had the opportunity to be an intern during the summer in the alarm unit. Every single person in the station was nice and friendly. I wish I couldve stayed longer.
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Great place to work.
Community Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NM 87112February 16, 2018
Great place to work. My coworkers were great to work with. Never had to work extra hours or work weekends. Challenging when working with angry customers.
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Ok
Summer program through Job Mentor Program (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMJanuary 22, 2018
Printed documents, made copies, filed documents, organized files and office area..
Answered the phone, used Microsoft word & PowerPoint presentation..
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great job security
Commander- Valley Area Command (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMJanuary 3, 2018
Great experience working for this department. retirement benefits are great. Policing is different than 20 years ago. Community Policing is the core and one this department adopts.
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Great Law Enforcement Agency with lots of career opportunities
Commander (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMSeptember 16, 2017
Great place to work. Many options for career advancement from patrol to specialized units like narcotics, forensics, SWAT, air unit and search and rescue. Great benefits 25 year retirement with 90% of salary for rest of life.
Pros
Great retirement package
Cons
Can be dangerous
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4.0
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It is an honor to serve the public as an officer but it is also taxing and can be dangerous.
Patrol Officer/Detective (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMSeptember 14, 2017
All of the benefits for an individual working for APD are amazing. The work is rewarding at times and stressful at times. It requires quick thinking, common sense, knowledge of the neighborhoods, knowing the laws and being fit. The best part of the job for me was keeping someone safe. The hardest part of the job was lack of officers to cover areas completely.
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Benefits
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Can be extremely dangerous
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I work with a great group of individuals.
Police Officer (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMSeptember 12, 2017
Good place to work. There will always be job security here since it appears that crime is on the rise. Just be sure to take care of yourself and make your family (not your job) top priority.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Stress level has gone up since I first started.
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Great career, lack of leadership
Sergeant (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMAugust 31, 2017
Poor leadership and a large gap between front line employees and high ranking supervisors tends to leave fear and uncertainty lingering over those on the beat. There is a constant worry of reprimand for small or obscure policy violations. There is a lack of community support.
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Low morale and low on personnel
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMAugust 30, 2017
They go hand-in-hand low on personnel equates to low morale when working here or anywhere for that matter. There is a lot of forced overtime due to low manning levels.
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Have to have the right mind set
Crime Scene Specialist (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMAugust 21, 2017
It is tough working a place that is constantly undergoing policy changes especially with the involvement of the DOJ. It is a rewarding place to work for if you are able to adapt quickly and are comfortable with an unstable environment. I believe one the dust settles and there is a definite structure it will be an even better place to work.
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Fast paced learning and experience in police work
Patrol Officer (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMApril 11, 2017
you get a lot of police experience in a very short period of time. After 2 years, you will have experienced everything you could possibly imagine on several occasions. I was blessed to have worked with great people during my ten years that I worked in the Albuquerque Police Department. There is plenty of movement and promotions in the department along with various assignments. There was a lot of good, real world training that was provided and many schools from different agencies were also available.
Pros
Lots of fun, good people to work with, take home police car is a plus
Cons
not everyone you meet is happy to see a police officer.
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Extremely rewarding job experience
Crisis Specialist (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMFebruary 13, 2017
APD has one of the few opportunities to truly give back to the community and help those in crisis.

The members of the Albuquerque Police Department are some of the best this country has to offer, and truly have the community's interests at heart. I am proud to be a part of this team!
Pros
Selfless Service
Cons
Politics and the media
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Facing hard times
Police Officer (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMOctober 7, 2016
Get your education and begin your search elsewhere. The department is currently in dire straits. Facing a tough and uncertain future. Policy changes daily and training struggles to keep pace.
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The officers are second to none
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMAugust 12, 2016
The rank and file of the Albuquerque Police Department are the best I have ever seen. Understaffed and overworked, they still do their job and continue to work hard.
Cons
Anti-police media and a very political management system
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very professional caring employees
Administrative Aide I (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMApril 13, 2016
typical day at work was serving all uniform officers in the best capacity I could, the legal system, management I have a lot of different personalities, co-workers I met a lot, hardest part of the job not enough manpower, getting goals done
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Very professional best job in the city
Administrative Aide I (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMMarch 21, 2016
Entering incident reports, time cards, phones, typing correspondence, discipline letters, investigations. One woman in the office with one Captain to report to, hardest part of job was not overwhelmed with work, most enjoyable weekends.
Pros
flexible lunch
Cons
nothing
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