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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.

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.

 

Feedback: Standard Operating Procedures

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Internal Development Process

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Office of Policy Analysis Seven-day Commentary Period Policy Procedure Review Board

Legend

  • OPA: Office of Policy Analysis
  • Seven-day Commentary Period
  • PPRB: Policy Procedure Review Board