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Standard Operating Procedures

The Albuquerque Police Department Standard Operating Procedures Manual

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 SOP

The SOP Manual is in Word format. It requires Word or OpenOffice to view. OpenOffice is a free productivity software available for download at Apache OpenOffice.

If you see a dialog box asking for a serial number when trying to access sections of the SOP 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 form. Please submit your written policy recommendations to Cara Garcia at [email protected].

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In order to make sure your accessibility needs are being met, such as sign language interpretation or help completing this form, please contact the Office of Policy Analysis at (505) 768-4842.

CASA-related Policy Review Schedule

Policy # Policy Name Approved On Six Month Review Date
2-52 Use of Force January 7, 2016 July 5, 2016
2-53 Electronic Control Weapons February12, 2016 July 5, 2016
2-54 Use of Force Reporting February12, 2016 July 5, 2016
2-55 Use of Force Appendix February12, 2016 July 5, 2016
3-49 Early Intervention System February 19, 2016 August 17, 2016
1-39 On-Body Recording Devices March 31, 2016 September 17, 2016
1-2 Officer's Duties and Conduct April 7, 2016 October 4, 2016
1-14 Behavioral Science April 7, 2016 October 4, 2016
2-06 Uniforms April 7, 2016 October 4, 2016
3-2 Command Responsibilities April 7, 2016 October 4, 2016
2-22 Firearms and Ammunition Authorization April 8, 2016 October 5, 2016
3-67 Force Review Board April 20, 2016 October 17, 2016
1-4 Personnel Code of Conduct April 29, 2016 October 26, 2016
2-04 Recruiting April 29, 2016 October 26, 2016
3-26 Employee Work Plan April 29, 2016 October 26, 2016
3-20 Department Orders May 5, 2016 November 1, 2016
3-65 Policy Development Process May 9, 2016 November 5, 2016
1-09 Discipline May 12, 2016 November 8, 2016
1-10 Peer Support May 12, 2016 November 8, 2016
1-46 Emergency Response Team May 12, 2016 November 8, 2016
3-18 Supervisor's Responsibilities May 13, 2016 November 9, 2016
3-19 Response to First Amendment Assemblies May 23, 2016 November 19, 2016
2-42 Hostage, Suicidal, Barricaded Subject May 27, 2016 November 23, 2016
3-43 Complaints May 27, 2016 November 23, 2016
N/A CPOA Rules June 3, 2016 November 30, 2016
2-05-A Critical Incident Review Team June 5, 2016 December 2, 2016
2-05 Internal Affairs June 5, 2016 December 2, 2016
4-4 Tactical June 5, 2016 December 2, 2016
4-3 Explosive Ornance Disposal June 5, 2016 December 2, 2016
2-03 Training June 5, 2016 December 2, 2016
2-13 Response to Behavioral Health Issues June 5, 2016 December 2, 2016
3-1 Special Investigations June 5, 2016 December 2, 2016
3-45 Review of Administrative Cases June 5, 2016 December 2, 2016
3-6 Criminal Investigations Division June 5, 2016 December 2, 2016
2-31 Investigative Response Team June 5, 2016 December 2, 2016
4-12 K-9

 

You may view the Standard Operating Procedures Manual by visiting the following links.

General Orders Manual

Procedural Orders Manual

Administrative Orders Manual

Updated August 05, 2014