Anchorage Police Department Moves to New Headquarters
On August 19th, the Anchorage Police Department’s (APD) new headquarters downtown at 716 W 4th Avenue will be open to the public. The front counter, open 8AM – 6PM Monday through Friday, will be staffed by APD’s Records Department.
In addition to announcing the new location’s opening, APD also reminded citizens that there are numerous services it provides without having to stand in line:
Filing a Police Report
Most property crime reports may be filed online through the police homepage by clicking “Report a Crime Online” from the left menu to see a list of the crimes that qualify for online reporting, and to submit a report. If you do not have access to a computer, APD’s new headquarters has them available in the front lobby for use during normal business hours.
If you need to report a stolen vehicle, a lost or stolen license plate, or a lost or stolen firearm, make that report over the phone. Dial 907-786-8600 and press option #1.
Records Clerks can not take reports at the front counter. If you have the type of report that needs to be filed with a police officer, call Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1) and they will send an officer to you.
Obtaining a Copy of a Police Report
You may not get a copy of a police report at the front counter. You may download a request form from the APD website. If you do not have a scanner available in order to email the request to the police, you may drop that request off at the front counter. Requests are fulfilled in the order in which they are received regardless if they are submitted online or in person.
Paying a Traffic Citation
There are four ways you may pay for a traffic citation. The first three ways allow you to do so from the comforts of your own home.
- Pay online from the police homepage at www.muni.org. There is a service fee attached to this option only.
- Pay over the phone at 907-786-2429.
- Mail a check or money order to 716 W 4th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501.
- Pay in person at the front counter.
Correctable Traffic Citation
If you have a correctable traffic citation (proof of insurance, burned out headlight or taillight, etc.), go to APD’s front counter in person. Make sure to bring the involved vehicle with you.
(For Proof of Insurance fix-it tickets only): You may email the proof to [email protected]. The proof of insurance you provide must show you had insurance AT THE TIME your ticket was issued. Obtaining insurance any time AFTER the citation was issued will not be considered, even if it’s the same day. APD’s Records personnel will confirm the date and time your insurance coverage was obtained. Along with the proof of insurance you must also include the citation number in the email. More information regarding this may be found on the APD website.
You may email your catering permit application to [email protected] or turn it in at the front counter. The application will not be processed until the application fee has been received. If you turn in the permit at the front counter, you may pay the fee at that time. If you email your application, you may pay over the phone from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday by calling 907-786-2429.
Picking up Property
This is NOT done at APD Headquarters. You may only pick up property after making an appointment by calling 907-786-8660. APD’s Evidence Staff will advise you of the items you need to provide in order to pick up the property as well as the location you need to go to.
Picking up a Vehicle
This is NOT done at APD Headquarters. You may only pick up a vehicle after making an appointment by calling 907-786-8923. APD’s Impounds Staff will give you the location you need to respond to along with the list of documentation you will need to bring with you.
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