Albuquerque Police Department's New
Lowrider Police Cruiser
Police presence doesn’t always receive the best reception, but today, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) showed up and the lowrider community welcomed them with open arms, and it’s well deserved. Today, Mayor Tim Keller, City Councilor Klarissa Peña, and the APD unveiled the APD Youth Leadership Lowrider at an event that went down at Balloon Fiesta Park.
The project, which began in July 2019, came about when the Albuquerque Police Department’s Southwest PRT Officers held a Coffee with a Cop event at West Mesa High School. While trying to connect with the students, many of them suggested the department getting an “actual cool car” with a loud stereo. Officer Gabriel Candelaria who got the idea from Officer Jason Deatherage, expressed the desire to build a lowrider patrol vehicle to City Councilor Klarissa J. Peña and she immediately realized the positive impact this could have on the youth of Albuquerque.