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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 Aug. 17, 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.

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CASA-Related Policy Review Schedule

Policy # Policy Name Approved On Six Month Review Date
2-52 Use of Force Jan. 7, 2016 July 5, 2016
2-53 Electronic Control Weapons Feb. 12, 2016 July 5, 2016
2-54 Use of Force Reporting Feb. 12, 2016 July 5, 2016
2-55 Use of Force Appendix Feb. 12, 2016 July 5, 2016
3-49 Early Intervention System Feb. 19, 2016 Aug. 17, 2016
1-39 On-Body Recording Devices March 31, 2016 Sept. 27, 2016
1-2 Officer’s Duties and Conduct April 7, 2016 Oct. 4, 2016
1-14 Behavioral Science April 7, 2016 Oct. 4, 2016
2-06 Uniforms April 7, 2016 Oct. 4, 2016
3-2 Command Responsibilities April 7, 2016 Oct. 4, 2016
2-22 Firearms and Ammunition Authorization April 8, 2016 Oct. 5, 2016
2-42 Hostage, Suicidal, Barricaded Subject April 20, 2016 Oct. 17, 2016
3-30 Force Review Board April 20, 2016 Oct. 17, 2016
1-4 Personnel Code of Conduct April 29, 2016 Oct. 26, 2016
2-04 Recruiting April 29, 2016 Oct. 26, 2016
3-19 Employee Work Plan April 29, 2016 Oct. 26, 2016
3-43 Complaints May 5, 2016 Nov. 1, 2016
3-20 Department Orders May 5, 2016 Nov. 1, 2016
3-29 Policy Development Process May 9, 2016 Nov. 5, 2016
1-09 Discipline May 12, 2016 Nov. 8, 2016
1-10 Peer Support May 12, 2016 Nov. 8, 2016
1-46 Emergency Response Team May 12, 2016 Nov. 8, 2016
3-18 Supervisor's Responsibilities May 13, 2016 Nov. 9, 2016
3-19 Response to First Amendment Assemblies and Demonstrations May 24, 2016 Nov. 11, 2016
2-42 Hostage, Suicidal, Barricaded Subject May 27, 2016 Nov. 23, 2016
3-43 Complaints May 27, 2016 Nov. 23, 2016
7-2 Critical Incident Review Team June 5, 2016 Dec. 2, 2016
7-1 Internal Affairs June 5, 2016 Dec. 2, 2016
2-03 Training June 5, 2016 Dec. 2, 2016
2-13 Response to Behavioral Health Issues June 5, 2016 Dec. 2, 2016
3-1 Special Investigations June 5, 2016 Dec. 2, 2016
3-45 Review of Administrative Cases June 5, 2016 Dec. 2, 2016
3-6 Criminal Investigations Division June 5, 2016 Dec. 2, 2016
7-3 Investigative Response Team June 5, 2016 Dec. 2, 2016