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Civilian Police Oversight Advisory Board Application

Apply today for the Albuquerque Civilian Police Oversight Advisory Board.


The Civilian Police Oversight Advisory Board is a Five-Member board appointed by the City Council. Members will be appointed for three-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for an additional full term.

In order to be considered for appointment, prospective Board members must complete this application and submit it to the City Council. Any person residing within the City of Albuquerque may submit an application. Appointments are at the sole discretion of the City Council.

Visit the Civilian Police Oversight Agency website for more information about the Agency and Board.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have not been employed by the Albuquerque Police Department for at least three years prior to appointment, or have not been employed by other law enforcement departments for one year prior to appointment
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Personal history lacking any pattern of unsubstantiated complaints against the Albuquerque Police Department
  • A demonstrated ability to engage in mature, impartial decision making
  • A commitment to transparency and impartial decision making
  • Residency within the City of Albuquerque

There is no minimum required education or work experience.

Appointment Process

View the CPOAB Application Process

View a flow chart of the CPOAB Application Process

Notice: Open Records

Applications submitted to the City Council for the Civilian Police Oversight Advisory Board may be subject to the N.M. Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA). This means that your application and background check may be made available for review by any member of the public.

Read more about the Inspection of Public Records Act.