Aguadilla City Police Department

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Polícia Municipal de Aguadilla
Aguadilla City Police Department
Abbreviation ACPD
Motto Seguridad, Servicio y Orgullo
Security, Service and Pride
Agency overview
Formed 1981
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* Municipality of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, USA
Map of Puerto Rico highlighting Aguadilla.svg
Map of Polícia Municipal de Aguadilla's jurisdiction.
Size 76.3 sq mi (197.7 km2)
Population 64,685
Legal jurisdiction Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Edificio Plaza Marina, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Police Officers 50
Agency executive Luis Irizarry Rosa, Police Commissioner
Lockups Jail Cell with toilet
Police Cars Ford Crown Victoria
Ford Mustang
Chevrolet Trailblazer
Chevrolet Impala
Honda Motorcycles
Suzuki motorcycles
Boats ANGLER 31' with 2 Yamaha 200hp Outboard
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Aguadilla City Police Department (A.C.P.D.), or Policia Municipal de Aguadilla in Spanish, are the local police force in the town of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. It was created under law #19 of May 12, 1977, known as Ley de la Policia Municipal (Municipal Police Law) creating the local police forces in each city of Puerto Rico. The A.C.P.D. only have jurisdiction in the municipality of Aguadilla and provide service and protection to local citizens and travelers alike in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Police Department who have full jurisdiction.

The majority of the force is bilingual and can communicate with foreigners. Although limited to its jurisdiction the A.C.P.D. also works in collaboration with other Local, State and Federal Agencies including Emergency Management Office, State Police, Fire Department, Border Patrol, FEMA, D.E.A., F.B.I., and A.T.F. The A.C.P.D is directed by a Commissioner appointed by the Mayor of Aguadilla and consists of Lieutenants, Sergeants, Police Officers, Cadets and civilian personnel that handle secretarial and maintenance duties. There are several divisions in the A.C.P.D. that include "Transit Division", which covers all the major highways; "Tactical Division" that carries out special operations including search warrants and arrest warrants; "Marine Division" patrols the local beaches and up to nine nautical miles off the coast of Aguadilla with jet-skies, patrol boats, and ATVS to prevent the introduction of narcotics and illegal immigrants; "Motorcycle Division", which covers all other areas together with patrol cars; "Bicycle Division", who are assigned near the main Plaza; and the "Community Service Division", which works to develop a better relationship between the police and community by coordinating projects and activities.

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