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Standard Operating Procedures Manual

View the Albuquerque Police Department's Standard Operating Procedures Manual.

Policy Status: Definitions

  • Undergoing Amendment - Any Albuquerque Police Department policy identified for revision
  • Under Development - Any new policy identified by the Albuquerque Police Department Command Staff
  • Review / Commentary - No less than two days prior to the Office of Policy Analysis meeting through the Policy Procedures Review Board approval. The draft OPA policy can be found at (http://www.cabq.gov/police/standard-operating-procedures/draft-policies-to-be-reviewed-by-the-office-of-policy-analysis)
  • In Approval Process - POB (indicates the policy is Non-CASA related and is sent to POB for 30 day review and recommendation)
  • In Approval Process -POB/IMT (CASA policy sent to POB for 30 day review and recommendation and sent to IMT for 15 day review and comment)
  • In Approval Process - IMT (CASA policy, Resolution Draft prepared by City Legal and submitted to IMT for approval.
  • In Approval Process - Chief (Pending review and approval by Chief of Police)
  • In Approval Process - Refer to Policy Process Map illustration.

*Court Approved Settlement Agreement (CASA) related policies.

These policies will be reviewed annually based on the published date.

General Orders

Procedural Orders

Administrative Orders

Field Services Bureau

Investigate Bureau Orders

Special Service Bureau

Professional Accountability Bureau

Administrative Support Bureau

General Orders

SOP# Title Published Date Current Status
1-1 * Personnel Code of Conduct Nov. 14, 2017  
1-2 Social Media Jan. 14, 2016 Review / Commentary
1-3 Grooming Standards Dec. 12, 2018  
1-4 Biased Based Policing/Profiling April 26, 2018  
1-5 Harassment/Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Jan. 14, 2016 Review / Commentary
1-10 * Peer Support Program June 27, 2016 In Approval Process - IMT
1-11 * Behavioral Sciences Support and Service Aug. 31, 2017 Review / Commentary
1-12 Internship Program Feb. 4, 2016 Review / Commentary
1-20 Behavioral Sciences Section (formerly 1-11) New In Approval Process - POB/IMT
1-25 Chaplains Unit New In Approval Process - POB
1-31 Court Services New In Approval Process - POB
1-30 Compliance Division New In Approval Process - POB/IMT
1-44 False Alarm Reduction New Review/ Commentary
1-46 *Field Training and Evaluation Program (This Policy was formerly part 6-1 Training Division) New In Approval Process - POB/IMT
1-75 Planning Division Jan. 10, 2019  
1-78 Police Service Aide Program (Was 4-6) New Review/ Commentary
1-80 Prisoner Transport Unit New In Approval Process - POB
1-86 Report Review New Review/ Commentary
1-88 Sex Crimes Unit New Review/ Commentary

* Court Approved Settlement Agreement related policies.

These policies will be reviewed annually based on the published date.

Procedural Orders

SOP# Title Published Date Current Status
2-1 * Uniforms Sept. 5, 2018  
2-2 Department Property Aug. 29, 2018  
2-3 Firearms and Ammunition Authorization June 2, 2016 In Approval Process - POB/IMT
2-4 Use of Respirators Oct. 25, 2017 Review/ Commentary
2-5 Use of Police Vehicles Jan. 24, 2019  
2-6 Use of Emergency Warning Equipment March 6, 2019  
2-7 Damage to Department or Civilian Property Oct. 5, 2018  
2-8 * Use of On-Body Recording Devices June 2, 2017 In Approval Process - POB/IMT
2-9 Use of Computer Systems Sept. 15, 2016 Review / Commentary
2-10 Use of Emergency Communications March 10, 2016 Review / Commentary
2-11 Tire Deflation Device July 24, 2018  
2-12 Pursuit Intervention Technique July 23, 2018  
2-13 StarChase Pursuit Management System Sept. 24, 2018  
2-16 Records Jan. 13, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-17 Offense/Incident Report Form Nov. 4, 2016 Review/ Commentary
2-18 Contact with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Speech Impaired Persons Jan. 17, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-19 * Response to Behavioral Health Issues Nov. 29, 2017 In Approval Process - POB/IMT
2-20 * Hostage, Suicidal, and Barricaded Subjects Oct. 16, 2017 In Approval Process - POB/IMT
2-21 Apparent Natural Death and Suicide Jan. 10, 2018  
2-22 Juvenile Delinquency July 18, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-23 Use of Canine Unit Jan. 10, 2019  
2-24 Hazardous Material Incident Response Jan. 10, 2019  
2-25 Bomb Threats and Bomb Emergencies Jan. 10, 2019  
2-27 Rescue Task Force Oct. 5, 2018  
2-28 Flood Control Action Plan (Code Raft) Jan. 10, 2018  
2-29 * Emergency Response Team Oct. 6, 2017 In Approval Process - POB/IMT
2-30 Emergency Command Post Jan. 13, 2016 Review/ Commentary
2-31 Emergency Medical Services Jan. 10, 2018  
2-32 Exposure to Blood or Body Fluids Oct. 5, 2018  
2-33 Rights of Onlookers Jan. 13, 2016 Review / Commentary
2-34 Notification of Significant Events Jan. 10, 2018 Review/ Commentary
2-36 Police Press Relations and Release of Police Identification Dec. 30, 2015 Review / Commentary
2-40 Misdemeanor Traffic and City Ordinance Enforcement Jan. 14, 2016 In Approval Process -POB
2-41 Traffic Stops Jan. 13, 2016 In Approval Process -POB
2-42 DWI Investigations and Revoked/Suspended License March 23, 2016 Review/ Commentary
2-43 Roadblocks and Checkpoints Jan. 17, 2016 Review/ Commentary
2-44 Traffic and Roadway Services Jan. 14, 2016 In Approval Process -POB
2-45 Pursuit by Motor Vehicle Sept. 6, 2017 Undergoing Amendment
2-46 Response to Traffic Crashes March 27, 2017 Undergoing Amendment
2-47 Crashes Involving Police Vehicles Dec. 30, 2015 Undergoing Amendment
2-48 Towing and Wrecker Services Oct. 5, 2018  
2-49 Inspection of Motor Vehicles Dec. 13, 2017  
2-50 Safety Review Board Jan. 15, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-51 Safe Driver Award Program Jan. 15, 2016 In Approval Process -POB
2-52 * Use of Force June 2, 2017 In Approval Process - IMT
2-53 * Electronic Control Weapons (Policy title and content has changed to Use of Force Definitions) June 2, 2017 In Approval Process - IMT
2-54 * Use of Force Reporting and Supervisory Force Investigations (Policy title and content has changed to Intermediate Weapons) June 2, 2017 In Approval Process - IMT
2-55 * Use of Force Appendix (Policy title and content has changed to Use of Force De-escalation) June 2, 2017 In Approval Process - IMT
2-56 * Force Review Board (Policy title and content has changed to Use of Force Reporting by Department Personnel) April 25, 2016 In Approval Process - POB/IMT
2-57 *Use of Force Review and Investigation by Department Personnel New In Approval Process - POB/IMT
2-58 *Force Review Board (This Policy was formerly SOP 2-56) New In Approval Process -POB
2-60 Preliminary and Follow-Up Criminal Investigations June 29, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-61 Gathering of Criminal Activity Information Jan. 13, 2016  
2-62 Background Investigations Jan. 14, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-63 Crime Stoppers Investigations Jan. 13, 2016 In Approval Process -POB
2-64 Identification, Interviewing and Detention of Witnesses to Crime Jan. 27, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-65 Interview and Collection of Evidence at Hospitals Jan. 15, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-66 Victim/Witness Assistance Jan. 15, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-67 Photographic Array / Field Identifications Jan. 15, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-68 Interviews and Interrogations Jan. 17, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-69 Informants Jan. 17, 2016  
2-70 Execution of Search Warrants Jan. 10, 2019  
2-71 Search and Seizure Without a Warrant April 26, 2018  
2-72 Digital Photography and Imaging Jan. 10, 2018  Undergoing Amendment
2-73 Submission of Evidence, Confiscated Property and Found Items Oct. 25, 2017  Undergoing Amendment
2-74 Submission of Cases to the District Attorney Jan. 15, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-75 Request for Legal Opinions from the City Attorney Jan. 10, 2018  
2-76 Court Sept. 29, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-77 Forfeiture of Monies and Property Jan. 17, 2016  
2-80 Arrests, Arrest Warrants, and Booking Procedures April 26, 2018  
2-81 Off-Duty Conduct: Power of Arrest Dec. 13, 2017  
2-82 Restraint and Transportation of Prisoners Oct. 25, 2017 Undergoing Amendment
2-83 Hospital Procedures and Rules Sept. 29, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-84 Body Cavity and Strip Searches Jan. 4, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-86 Investigation of Property Crimes Dec. 21, 2015  
2-87 Graffiti Cases Jan. 17, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-88 Bait Car Program Jan. 19, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-89 Automated License Plate Reader Program Jan. 13, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-91 Investigation of Violent Crimes Nov. 19, 2015 Undergoing Amendment
2-92 Crimes Against Children Oct. 25, 2017 Undergoing Amendment
2-93 Child Abduction/Missing Child Investigations July 12, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
2-94 Child Abuse Response Evaluators New Undergoing Amendment
2-96 Clandestine Drug Laboratory and Indoor Marijuana Grow Investigations Jan. 10, 2018  
2-97 Harm Reduction Act/Needle Exchange Program Jan. 17, 2016 Review/ Commentary
2-98 Methadone Distribution Centers Jan. 17, 2016 Review/ Commentary
2-99 Naloxone Policy (formerly 1-8) March 6, 2019  

* Court Approved Settlement Agreement related policies.

These policies will be reviewed annually based on the published date.

Administrative Orders

SOP# Title Published Date Current Status
3-1 Field Services Bureau Jan. 10, 2018  Review/ Commentary
3-2 Investigative Bureau Jan. 16, 2016  Review/ Commentary
3-3 Special Services Bureau Jan. 16, 2016  Review/ Commentary
3-4 Professional Accountability Bureau Jan. 10, 2018  Review/ Commentary
3-5 Administrative Support Bureau Jan. 15, 2016  Review/ Commentary
3-10 Chief's Authority and Responsibilities Jan. 15, 2016  
3-11 * Command Staff Responsibilities Sept. 6, 2017  
3-12 Chief's Staff Jan. 15, 2016  
3-13 * Officer's Duties and Conduct Oct. 16, 2017  
3-14 * Supervisory Leadership June 29, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
3-15 Sworn Personnel Positions Jan. 13, 2016  
3-16 Seniority Jan. 19, 2016  Review/ Commentary
3-17 Duty Assignments and Transfers Jan. 14, 2016  
3-18 Temporary Assignment/Activity Jan. 14, 2016  
3-19 Restricted Duty Temporary Assignments June 2, 2016  
3-20 Overtime, Compensatory Time, and Work Shift Designation March 10, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
3-21 Scheduled and Unscheduled Leave Aug. 29, 2018  
3-22 Contracts/MOUs for Law Enforcement Services Jan. 15, 2016  
3-23 Retirement Observance Jan. 15, 2016  
3-24 In-the-line-of-duty Death Notification and Benefits Jan. 15, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
3-30 Inspections Process Jan. 17, 2016  
3-31 Physical Fitness Testing and Training Sept. 6, 2017  Review/ Commentary
3-32 * Employee Work Plan/Performance Evaluations Oct. 16, 2017 Undergoing Amendment
3-33 * Early Intervention and Recognition System Oct. 11, 2017 Undergoing Amendment
3-34 Training Committee March 6, 2019  
3-40 Civil Litigation Process Jan. 15, 2016  
3-41 * Complaints Involving Department Policy or Personnel June 2, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
3-42 Investigation of Police Personnel Dec. 29, 2016  
3-43 Relief of Duty Jan. 17, 2016  
3-44 * Review of Completed Administrative Investigation Cases June 16, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
3-45 Due Process Notification to Personnel Jan. 15, 2016  
3-46 * Discipline System June 27, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
3-47 Acceptance of Disciplinary Action and Right to Appeal Jan. 15, 2016  
3-50 Forms Control June 29, 2016  
3-51 * Department Orders Sept. 5, 2017  
3-52 * Policy Development Process April 24, 2018  

Field Services Bureau

SOP# Title Published Date Current Status
4-1 Operation Review Section March 10, 2016  
4-2 Honor Guard Unit Jan. 13, 2016  
4-3 Community Response Unit Jan. 10, 2018  
4-4 Area Command Investigations Unit (Impact) Sept. 6, 2017  
4-5 Crime Prevention Section Jan. 10, 2018  
4-6 Police Service Aide Program Jan. 14, 2016  
4-7 Police and Community Together (PACT) Team Dec. 27, 2016  
4-8 Property Crime Reporting Technician (PSA II) March 29, 2017  
4-9 Aviation Division July 16, 2017  
4-10 Monthly Reports Nov. 1, 2017  
4-11 Bid/ Transfers Jan. 15, 2016  
4-12 Issuance and Usage of Area Command Equipment Jan. 10, 2018  
4-13 Daily Staffing and Briefings Jan. 15, 2016  
4-14 Bicycle Patrol Jan. 17, 2016  
4-15 Patrol Ride-A-Long Jan. 14, 2016  
4-16 Meal Breaks Jan. 13, 2016  
4-17 Reserved for Future Use    
4-18 Reserved for Future Use    
4-19 Reserved for Future Use    
4-20 Event Application and Permit Jan. 13, 2016  
4-21 Response to First Amendment Assemblies Oct. 11, 2017  
4-22 Shoplifting Jan. 21, 2016  
4-23 Trespass Notifications Jan. 14, 2016  
4-24 Civil Disputes Jan, 14, 2016  
*4-25 Domestic Violence April 25, 2018 Undergoing Amendment
4-26 Destruction/ Capture of Animals Jan. 14. 2016  
4-27 Lost and Found ID Cards and DL Jan. 17, 2016  
4-28 Reserved for Future Use    
4-29 Reserved for Future Use    
4-30 Reserved for Future Use    
4-31 Reserved for Future Use    
4-32 Reserved for Future Use    
4-33 Reserved for Future Use    
4-34 Reserved for Future Use    
4-35 Problem Oriented Policing New Undergoing Amendment

* Court Approved Settlement Agreement related policies.

Investigate Bureau Orders

SOP# Title Published Date Current Status
5-2 Air Support Unit Jan. 10, 2018  
5-3* Criminal Investigations Division Oct. 17, 2017 Undergoing Amendment
5-4 Juvenile Section Oct. 25, 2017 Undergoing Amendment
5-5 Scientific Evidence Division Jan. 13, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
5-6 Evidence Unit Oct. 25, 2017  
5-7 Identification and Disposal Unit Oct. 25, 2017  
5-8 Crime Scene Specialist Jan. 12, 2018  
5-9 Real Time Crime Center April 28, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
5-10 Crime Analysis Unit March 3, 2005 Undergoing Amendment
5-11 Property Crimes Dec. 14, 2015  

Special Services Bureau

SOP# Title Published Date Current Status
6-1 Training Division June 14, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
6-2 Recruiting Unit Aug. 31, 2017  
6-3 Traffic Division Aug. 25, 2016  
6-4 DWI Section Aug. 25, 2016  
6-5 Prisoner Transport Unit Aug. 25, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
6-6 Metro Court Protection Unit Aug. 25, 2016  
6-7 Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit July 20, 2017 In Approval Process - POB/ IMT
6-8 Specialized Tactical Unit (Restricted) June 9, 2017 In Approval Process - POB/ IMT
6-9 K-9 Unit Aug. 4, 2017 In Approval Process - POB/ IMT
6-10 Homeland Security Unit (Restricted) Unknown Unknown
6-11 Open Space Section Oct. 5, 2017  
6-12 Horse Mounted Unit (Restricted) Oct. 5, 2017  

Professional Accountability Bureau Orders

SOP# Title Published Date Current Status
7-1 Internal Affairs June 7, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
7-2 Critical Incident Review Team (CIRT) June 7, 2016  
7-3 Force Investigation Team (FIT) June 7, 2016  

Administrative Support Bureau Orders

SOP# Title Published Date Current Status
8-1 Planning Division Jan. 14, 2016 In Approval Process - POB
8-2 Performance Metrics Unit Aug. 29, 2018  
8-3 Fiscal Division Oct. 6, 2006  
8-4 Records Division Aug. 7, 2015 Undergoing Amendment
8-5 Data Entry Unit Aug. 7, 2015 Undergoing Amendment
8-6 Central Records Unit March 23, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
8-7 Report View Unit Jan. 14, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
8-8 Officer Services Unit Jan. 14, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
8-9 Imaging Unit Jan. 14, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
8-10 Uniform Crime Reporting Unit Jan. 18, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
8-11 Telephone Reporting Unit June 10, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
8-12 False Alarm Reduction Unit Jan. 15, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
8-13 Police Information Unit Jan. 14, 2016 Undergoing Amendment
8-14 Court Service Unit Jan. 14, 2016 Undergoing Amendment

These policies will be reviewed annually based on the published date.

Policy Process Map Illustration

Image of 3-52 Policy Process Map.

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