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.