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Standard Operating Procedures

Information about the Albuquerque Police Department's Standard Operating Procedures Manual.

Standard Operating Procedures

View the Standard Operating Procedures Manual by visiting the following links.

Updated Nov. 8, 2016

The Albuquerque Police Department's Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOP) is available online. The manual contains three specific areas: General Orders, Procedural Orders and Administrative Orders.

Manuals Defined

The General Orders Manual contains directives that establish policies related to the core values and functions of the police department. General orders include the Personnel Code of Conduct, Discipline System, Social Media Policy and Officer's Duties.

The Procedural Orders Manual establishes the procedures used by sworn personnel to accomplish their duties. These duties include such things as vehicle pursuit, arrests, investigative activities and searches.

The Administrative Orders Manual provides police department personnel with guidance in administrative matters; such as temporary assignments, educational leave, purchasing and training.

Viewing the Standard Operating Procedures Manual

The Standard Operating Procedures Manual is in Word format. It requires Word or OpenOffice to view.

If you see a dialog box asking for a serial number when trying to access sections of the Standard Operating Procedures, click the "Read Only" button and the document should open.

We want your feedback. Should you want to recommend policy changes, your recommendations must be submitted in writing using our policy recommendation form.

Download the policy recommendation form.

Please submit your written policy recommendations to [email protected].

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CASA-Related Policy Review Schedule

Input on APD's policy is accepted by anyone during the policy process using the policy recommendation form.

SOP# Title Effective Date Policy Process Review Date
3-51 Department Orders May 6, 2016 Jan. 17, 2016
2-52 Use of Force June 2, 2017 June 21, 2016
2-53 Electronic Control Weapon June 2, 2017 June 21, 2016
2-54 UOF Reporting & supervisory Force June 2, 2017 June 21, 2016
2-55 UOF Appendix June 2, 2017 June 21, 2016
3-33 Early Intervention/Recognition Program May 3, 2016 Aug. 26, 2016
2-1 Uniforms March 12, 2017 Aug. 31, 2016
2-8 Use of on-body Recording Devise June 2, 2017 Sept. 13, 2016
3-11 Command Staff Responsibilities May 27, 2016 Oct. 25, 2016
1-11 Behavioral Science Support April 7, 2016 Nov. 2, 2016
2-56 Force Review Board April 25, 2016 Dec. 6, 2016
2-3 Firearms and Ammunition June 2, 2016 Dec. 6, 2016
3-32 Employee Work Plan May 3, 2016 Dec. 6, 2016
6-2 Recruiting May 3, 2016 Dec. 6, 2016
2-20 Hostage Suicidal Barricaded Subject May 27, 2016 Dec. 20, 2016
1-1 Personnel Code of Conduct May 26, 2016 Jan. 1, 2017
3-41 Complaints on Department Policy June 2, 2016 Jan. 17, 2017
3-46 Discipline System June 27, 2016 Jan. 17, 2017
5-1 Special Investigations Division June 9, 2016 Jan. 31, 2017
2-29 Emergency Response Team May 12, 2016 Jan. 31, 2017
4-21 First Amendment Assemblies May 23, 2016 Feb. 28, 2017
5-3 Criminal Investigation Division July 28, 2016 Feb. 28, 2017
3-52 Policy Development May 10, 2016 March 13, 2017
1-10 Peer Support May 27, 2016 April 19, 2017
3-13 Officers Duties and Conduct April 27, 2016 May 23, 2017
3-14 Supervisory Leadership June 29, 2016 May 23, 2017
2-19 Response to Behavioral Health Issues Nov. 11, 2016 June 5, 2017
6-1 Training June 14, 2016 June 6, 2017
7-1 Internal Affairs June 7, 2016 June 6, 2017
7-2 Critical Incident Review Team June 7, 2016 June 13, 2017
7-3 Force Investigative Team June 7, 2016 June 13, 2017
6-9 K-9 Dec. 5, 2013 June 20, 2017
3-44 Review Completed Admin. Investigation June 16, 2016 June 31, 2017

 

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