Tools for Activists

These are the tools we use ourselves to fight police misconduct. You can use them too! Currently, our information is geared for our charter city, Albuquerque, New Mexico. We do plan to branch out into other cities in the future. If you are interested in spearheading in your local community, please contact us.

APOA Albuquerque Police Union Contract

This is the contract between the City of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association (APOA), the union of the APD. City-employed attorneys have claimed that this contract prevents the Independent Review Officer, who investigates claims of police misconduct, from revealing officer names and discipline to the Police Oversight Commission.

Read the contract yourself:

And see our opinion: Does Police Union contract really require hiding info from the POC?

Special order 12-26: Use of Lapel Cameras

Special order from Police Chief Ray Shultz mandating use of video cameras in almost all police-citizen contacts. Issued May 4, 2012. Text of the order follows. You can also download the Special Order: Use of Lapel Cameras

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How to Request Copies of an Officer's Public Complaints File

Our primary service is our searchable library of Internal Affairs records, documenting citizen complaints against police officers. It’s easy to get these public records for any police officer in Albuquerque. We encourage activists to Adopt a Cop and check regularly for updates to their Internal Affairs file.

The easiest way to get these records is to request them by email and pick them up at the police station downtown. Here’s how.

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Standard Operating Procedures of the Albuquerque Police Department

In addition to obeying the law and upholding the Constitution, APD officers must also follow the rules set down by their employers. These are the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the Albuquerque Police Department.

APD SOPs in Microsoft Word format:

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APD Standard Operating Procedures : Browsable List

This page has the complete list of all the SOPs of the Albuquerque Police Department. Browse one at a time or download them all at once. Microsoft Word format. See also: More info about the SOPs.

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