Albuquerque city councilor holds job fair for APD

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque city councilor held two job fairs on Saturday to try and get the Albuquerque Police Department’s numbers back up.

As of Saturday afternoon, about 70 people interested in police careers showed up to fairs at Atrisco Heritage High School and the Alamosa Community Center.

The events were put on by City Councilor Klarissa Pena, who says holding the events in her part of Albuquerque is especially important.

APD currently has around 900 officers, well below the staffing levels they’re budgeted for, and recruiting is a big priority. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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