Cities with Police Complaints
Our charter city is Albuquerque, New Mexico. We do plan to branch out into other cities in the future. If you are interested in spearheading PoliceComplaints.info in your local community, please contact us.
The Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission (POC) is a volunteer board of citizens that reviews cases of police misconduct reported by citizens. Although city employees at the Independent Review Office (IRO) conduct the investigations, they answer to the Police Oversight Commission. The Commission has the power to set rules and procedures for the Independent Review Office. The police chief has sole power to determine discipline imposed on officers.
The Police Oversight Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month in the lower level of City Hall, One Civic Plaza NW.
Albuquerque is our charter city. There are about 1,000 police officers in the Albuquerque Police Department. We need your help in obtaining and publishing their public complaints files. If you would like to help, please Adopt a Cop and promote police accountability in Albuquerque.
Resources about APD
- APD Web site
- File complaint with the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission
- Eye on Albuquerque, local blog that frequently discusses police issues
- Fans of the APD, Facebook group with lots of news
- Citizen complaints against APD
- Albuquerque police officers
- News about the Albuquerque Police Department
The Albuquerque Transit department manages the city busses and bus stations. It also maintains a staff of security guards. These security guards are not law enforcement officers or police officers. They have no special authority or law enforcement commission. However, they frequently execute citizen arrests and are armed with weapons. They have become a pseudo-police force and we have begun monitoring them.