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Our Mission

The primary mission of the Anchorage Coalition of Community Patrols (ACCP) is to reduce crime, improve the quality of life through the development of community awareness, and to form a partnership between the community and the Anchorage Police Department.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 15, 2018
Special Olymics Alaska
10th Annual Polar Plunge
Freezin' for a Reason
at Goose Lake, 10 am - 2 pm

Dec. 31, 2018
New Year's Eve Celebration
in Town Square, 5 pm - 8 pm

How to Start a Patrol

If your neighbors are interested in starting a community patrol, here are the steps to follow:

  • Reach out to the Community and collect names of people interested in joining a community patrol;

  • Contact and conduct interviews of the people on the list and ensure they meet the requirements;

  • Contact your area Community Council and request to be added to their meeing agenda;

  • Talk to the Community Council panel about your plans to start a Community Patrol, and get their approval or support;

  • Contact the names on your list and have them go to the Troopers Headquarters/Public Safety, 5700 E Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507, to complete a background check. A copy of this report will be given to the Patrol Coordinator for recordkeeping;

  • Neighbors who have completed the background checks will then be scheduled for an initial ride-along with an active patrol member. The ride-along lets the new member ask questions, get familiarized with their community, report writing and observations, proper signing in and out with APD dispatch, etc.;

  • Create a standard operating plan (SOP) and bylaws for your patrol, have members sign off and file;

  • Once ride-along is complete, the new patrol member is ready to patrol. Patrol members will be required to have proper signage on vehicle and a strobe light while patrolling in their community. Note: strobe lights are only used when needed (traffic control, assisting APD, community events, clearing parks, etc.);

  • Attend monthly ACCPATROLS meetings, individual patrol meetings and community council meetings.

Click here for the volunteer requirements.

E-mail us at if you have met the requirements, or have further questions.