Civilian Police Oversight Agency (CPOA)
File a Report about Albuquerque Police
Download: Complaint & Commendation Form
Police Complaints: What Happens Next?
- The complaint is assigned to a Civilian Police Oversight Agency investigator for a thorough independent investigation.
- The Civilian Police Oversight Agency Executive Director reviews the outcome of the investigation and recommends the discipline to be imposed, if any.
- The Police Oversight Board reviews the findings of the Executive Director for final recommendation to the Chief of Police.
- Chief of Police agrees or disagrees with the final recommendations. If disagrees, the Chief of Police has 30 days to submit a letter of explanation to the Police Oversight Board.
Police Oversight City Ordinance
Department of Justice Settlement Agreement
Community Engagement Opportunities
Police Oversight Board Member Application
- Press Release
- Download Application - Apply Now
Deadline is 5 p.m. July 8, 2016, Must be a resident of Albuquerque.
Applicants will be evaluated against the minimum qualifications described below and other criteria as described in the Police Oversight Ordinance.
- Have not been employed by law enforcement for one year prior to appointment
- Successfully pass a background check
- Personal history lacking any pattern of unsubstantiated complaints against APD
- A demonstrated ability to engage in mature, impartial decision making
- A commitment to transparency and impartial decision making
- Residency within the City of Albuquerque
There is no minimum required education or work experience to be considered to serve on this board.
NACOLE - National Association of Civilian Oversight and Law Enforcement
Annual Conference in Albuquerque - Sept. 25-29, 2016
Conference Theme: Confronting Systemic Injustice