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APD Seeking Public Input on Newly Reformed Policies

The Albuquerque Police Department is seeking public input on its newly reformed policies including Use of Force, Electronic Control Weapons and On Body Cameras.

The newly created Office of Policy Analysis is charged with receiving and reviewing the commentary. A board then looks to incorporate the recommendations.  The board includes members of the independent Police Oversight Board and Civilian Police Oversight Agency along with members of the Police Officers’ Union and members of the department. The Citizen Policing Councils are also tasked with reviewing suggestions to ensure there is an independent community perspective as well.

Providing feedback is easy. Policies and procedures can be accessed online and there’s a simple form to fill out guiding residents through the process. It can be downloaded at https://www.cabq.gov/police/our-department/standard-operating-procedures. Suggestions should then be forwarded to Adam Garcia at [email protected] You can also mail the forms with your suggestions to the main police station: 400 Roma NW, 87102.

All of the 37 newly approved and implemented APD policies relating to the Court Approved Settlement Agreement must be reviewed once they are six months old to ensure effectiveness. Public comments are part of this review process, and can be received at any time.

The schedule for the six month review process is also online. Residents can find it by going to www.cabq.gov/police, click on ‘Our Department’ then ‘Standard Operating Procedures’.