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Mission Statements

During a study session facilitated by Chair, Beth Mohr, the Police Oversight Board drafted a new Mission Statement that was voted and approved by the POB at their October 2016 POB Meeting. 

“Advancing Constitutional Policing & Accountability for APD and the Albuquerque Community”


The Mission of the Civilian Police Oversight Agency and purpose of new revisions to Police Oversight pursuant to City Law Sections 9-4-1-1 through 9-4-1-14 are to:

(A) Foster and perpetuate policing policies and practices that
effectively maintain social order and which at the same time foster mutual
trust and cooperation between police and civilians;

(B) Ensure that the civilian police oversight body functions as
independently as possible from the executive and legislative branches of
government of the City of Albuquerque;

(C) Provide civilians and police officers a fair and impartial system
for the investigations and determinations on civilian police complaints;

(D) Gather and analyze data on trends and potential issues

(E) Provide policy guidance to the City Council, the Mayor and the
Chief of Police.