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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:

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. Provide civilians and police officers a fair and impartial system for the investigations and determinations on civilian police complaints;
  4. Gather and analyze data on trends and potential issues
  5. Provide policy guidance to the City Council, the Mayor and the Chief of Police.