Trish Hoffman moved to Albuquerque in 1994 and began her career with the Albuquerque Police Department. Trish has been with APD for the past 22 years and has worked all over the city as a patrol officer. She is a training officer, a crisis intervention officer, a defensive tactics instructor, a ground control instructor, and has taught at the APD training academy for the past 17 years.
In 2000 Trish started a program “Women Against Crime” reaching out to women in the community and teaching them safety and awareness along with numerous different classes on how to protect themselves and how not to be a victim.
From 2003-2016 Trish worked as the Public Information Officer for several years, was a Sergeant in Internal Affairs, Property Crimes, and Patrol.
Trish was promoted to Lieutenant in 2016 and currently assigned to the APD Aviation Patrol and K9 Division. Trish retired from the Albuquerque Police Department in November 2017 after 23 years of service.
Trish was the 2004 Recipient of the Governors Award Women of the Year and also the youngest women to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Governors award. In March 2005 she was recognized for “Women Changing America” award through Congresswoman Heather Wilson’s office.
She has been recognized throughout the community and State for her work involving women’s safety and at last count, more than 9,000 women have been empowered. Trish graduated with her Master’s Degree specializing in Management and Leadership.