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Opening the Application Process for Membership on the Police Oversight Board

Apply to serve on the Police Oversight Board

The Albuquerque City Council Office is opening the application process for membership on the Police Oversight Board (POB).

The POB is a nine-member board established by the Albuquerque City Council to provide policy guidance for and civilian oversight of the Albuquerque Police Department. Members will be appointed for three-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for an additional term.  Any person residing within the City of Albuquerque may submit an application. Appointments are at the sole discretion of the Albuquerque City Council.

Qualified applicants will be placed into a pool of candidates available for future appointment should any vacancies occur.

Applicants will be evaluated against the minimum qualifications described below and other criteria as described in the Police Oversight Ordinance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have not been employed by law enforcement for one year prior to appointment
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Personal history lacking any pattern of unsubstantiated complaints against APD
  • 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 to be considered to serve on this board.

Albuquerque residents wishing to apply may do so online: A downloadable application is also available online or applicants can pick up a paper application from the Albuquerque City Council Office, 9th floor, City/County Government Building.

For more information on the Police Oversight Board (POB) and the Civilian Police Oversight Agency (CPOA) visit: