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Civilian Police Oversight Agency (CPOA)

Information about the Civilian Police Oversight Agency.

Police Complaints: What Happens Next?

View the Oversight Process - Approved Flow Chart

  1. The complaint is assigned to a Civilian Police Oversight Agency investigator for a thorough independent investigation.
  2. The Civilian Police Oversight Agency Executive Director reviews the outcome of the investigation and recommends the discipline to be imposed, if any.
  3. The Police Oversight Board reviews the findings of the Executive Director for final recommendation to the Chief of Police.
  4. 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.

Department of Justice Settlement Agreement

Download the Department of Justice Settlement Agreement.


Community Engagement Opportunities

National Association of Civilian Oversight and Law Enforcement (NACOLE) Annual Conference in Albuquerque - Sept. 25-29, 2016

Save the Date, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, 1 -2:30 p.m. Community meeting with NACOLE: Download Press Release

Conference Theme: Confronting Systemic Injustice 

Download Conference Schedule

Interested in volunteering for the NACOLE Conference? Sign up for an available Volunteer Opportunity here.

For additional questions, you may call 505-924-3770.